Barber Historics

May 19-21, 2017

A Vintage Race Car Event for the Ages


Sanctioned by the Historic Motor Sports Association, the annual Barber Historics features historically significant racecars of all marques from the early days of the sport through the 1980s.

Tickets start at $10!


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On the Track

At Barber Historics, some of the world's finest and most impressive historic racecars compete on the track in a variety of classes based on engine type, car size, and age. This is a rare and special opportunity to see and hear the cars that shaped the history of racing! A Formula One car has been known to make an appearance.

In 2017 you can expect to see cars on the track ranging from classic Minis and MGs, to the best from Lotus and Porsche. Also for 2017 is the Porsche GT4 Cup race. This race will add to the on track excitement with these next generation Historic racers by bringing a modern vibe to this classic event. Contact the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) for information about entering your car at

Barber Historics Swap Meet

Shoppers, the Barber Historics Swap Meet is one of the fastest growing swap meets in the South. Find items ranging from automobilia to rare or hard-to-find parts for sports cars, race cars, vintage autos, and more.

Sellers, if you have parts or other automotive-related items to sell and are interested in renting a swap meet space, please click here. Spaces (20'x20') begin at $100 for the weekend in a package that also includes your event admission, museum admission, and weekend camping. Swap Meet applications will be accepted after January 9, 2017. Email John Viviani for more information, or call 205.702.8718.

Art Event
New for 2017! Barber Motorsports Park has a vast collection of art throughout the museum and park grounds. What better way to celebrate local art than have the finest artisans and creators in the area set up displays to show their work.
If you create original works of art, one-of-a-kind creations, have a "maker" space, or have a related group/club/organization, this is your area! Please email for more information.

Car Show
Would you like to show off your specialty vehicle at Barber Historics while you enjoy the museum, browse the swap meet, and watch racing on the track?
This year all car show activities will move to the Fan Zone! Individuals and groups are welcome! Lotus and Mustang groups have large shows planned that you do not want to miss! Some of these premium club areas are located in prime track-viewing areas. If your club would like to discuss space please email John Viviani for more information, or call 205.702.8718.

Movie Night - In The Museum (Friday and Saturday at 5:00 pm)
"The 24 Hour Wars" will be shown in the Barber Museum Theater on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Highlighting the Ford and Ferrari battles on and off track at LeMans during the 1960's, this production from Chassy Media, Nate Adams, and Adam Corolla explores Ford and Ferrari racing history like no other. If you have a museum ticket, your cost will be $5. If you do not have a museum ticket, your cost will be $10. Limited seating available each night. Watch the trailer.

Annual Barber-Que Competition
Barber Historics is proud to host the 3rd Annual Barber-Que Competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Some of America's best barbeque teams compete for the purse, and there will be opportunities for the public to sample the barbeque.

Porsche Sport Driving School Rides (Saturday)
Take a ride in a new Porsche Carrera, Boxster or Caymen with a professional instructor on the Barber Proving Grounds. Donations to a select charity are requested.

AutoX (Sunday)
On Sunday the same track used by Porsche will be slightly modified, and you can try your car out on a very technical AutoX course.