Vale Barry Marshall, motorcycle photographer
(29 April 1944 – 10 October 2016)
The Queensland and Australian motorcycle sport community is remembering the life of renowned Brisbane journalist and photographer Barry Marshall, who passed away last month, aged 72.
Best known as Big Bazza, Barry was a much loved and highly respected member of the Queensland motorcycling community for more than four decades.
Boasting a beaming smile and fabulous sense of humour, and always armed with a brace of ever-ready Nikon cameras, Barry was an infield and pit lane fixture at hundreds, if not thousands, of state and national race events and functions over so many years.
During his extensive media career, Barry fulfilled editorial roles for a wide resume of motorcycle media outlets that included titles such as REVS Motorcycles News, Australian Motorcycle News, Speedway News, ADB Magazine, Dirt Action Magazine and Trail Zone Magazine. He was also the longtime Editor of Motorcycling Queensland’s news magazine and also worked closely with leading event promoters and racers to assist with their marketing and communications activities.
At his recent funeral in Brisbane, which was attended by motorcycle sport and industry figures that included Stephen Gall, David Armstrong, John and Kevin Titman, Tony and Gavin Eales, Michael Oliver, Darren Smart, Dave Lucas and Alan Halley amongst others, Barry was remembered for the unwavering support and infectious enthusiasm he brought to all his activities in motorcycle sport.
A literally larger than life figure, Barry will be warmly remembered by all who met him, and all who knew him through his published work.
Rest in peace Barry Marshall.