Barber Museum Seminars

October 5, 6, & 7, 2018

Learn "Tricks of the Trade" from Top Pros 


2018 Seminar Schedule Coming Soon!

2017 Seminar Schedule

Wayne Carini & Hagerty
The Ones to Watch


Friday: 8:30

Hagerty is pleased to announce another in on our going seminar series. As we return to the Barber Museum, join Wayne Carini and a panel of motorcycle valuation experts for a discussion of which bikes are hot – and which are not – as 2017 winds to a close.


Paul “Longhaulpaul” Pelland
Life’s Lemons and Long Shots

Friday: 10:30

Saturday: 9:00
Sunday: 1:00

If life were easy, everyone would get one!
No matter what life throws at you, there is a way to continue forward. Whether it’s riding the World’s Toughest Motorcycle Rally on the most unreliable motorcycle ever built, setting a world record, or riding a million miles chasing the cure for Multiple Sclerosis, Paul’s story of overcoming monumental challenges with ingenuity and sheer willpower will inspire anyone. 

Paul is a long-distance rider, inspirational speaker, and “closet comedian” living with Multiple Sclerosis. He’s been on a million-mile-long adventure ride to raise awareness and funding for Multiple Sclerosis, sharing his story along the way and challenging others to follow their passions and chase their dreams.


Don Hutchinson, John Healy, & Leo Goff
Vintage Motorcycling: Discussions on Mechanics, Restoration, Performance, and Folk Lore

Friday: 1:30 (Don Hutchinson and John Healy)
Saturday: 1:00 (Don Hutchinson, John Healy, & Leo Goff)
Sunday: 11:00 (Leo Goff)

With diverse backgrounds and 150+ years of combined experience, Don, John, and Leo will explore the inner workings and restoration of vintage motorcycles. Their areas of expertise center on popular British motorcycle brands and offer applicability to American and Japanese motorcycle brands as well. Their seminars are formatted as open discussions, and they encourage you to ask questions and participate.

Don Hutchinson is a well-known Triumph restoration specialist with a successful restoration and paint supply business. He has painted motorcycles for over 50 years.

John Healy is a former Triumph dealer who publishes Vintage Bike magazine for the Triumph International Owners Club. John is also a distributor of vintage Triumph, BSA, Norton, and Vincent spare parts.

Leo Goff opened his dealership in the late 1960s, focusing on British and European brands, but offering services and modifications to all brands, including American and Japanese. With his extensive experience, his focus is on component rebuilding and restoration preparation, and machining operations. His competition experience is highlighted by campaigning a single-engine Norton dragster to a World Championship in the mid-1980s, in a field dominated by modern Japanese factory-backed bikes. In Leo’s seminar on Sunday, he will discuss vintage restoration, modifications, component machining, and allow time for question and answer session.


Michael Swann
Pinstriping with Artist Michael Swann

Barber Room
Friday: 10:00
Saturday: 2:00
Sunday: 2:00

Michael Swann is a Birmingham-based visual artist who is renown in the motorcycling community for his incredible freehand pinstriping. Examples of Michael’s pinstripe paintings appear on custom cars, motorcycle helmets, and motorcycles – including some of the restored bikes on exhibit at the Barber Museum. Michael earned his BFA at Birmingham Southern College in 1986 and has worked as a professional artist (and musician!) ever since. He does oil painting and portraiture, along with work in the printmaking arena, and creates etchings and woodcuttings. During Michael’s seminars this weekend, he will discuss and demonstrate pinstriping and, time-permitting, hopes to offer guests the opportunity to try their own hand at the skill.


Kennie Buchanan
Buchanan’s Spokes

Barber Room
Friday: 3:00
Saturday: 10:00
Sunday: 10:30

Kennie Buchanan worked alongside his father, Jim, and his brother, Robert, at Buchanan’s Frame Shop in California, for the majority of his life. In fact, he started off with small, fun tasks in the family’s shop at the age of five and was entrusted with larger jobs as a teen. The family shop, which first opened in 1958, is now known as Buchanan’s Spoke & Rim, Inc., and it’s considered THE best for custom-built wheels, spokes, and rims. Kennie will talk about the artistry of wheels, field questions, and offer you the opportunity to glean from his 50+ years of experience.

Thank you for attending the 2016 Barber Vintage Festival. Please click here for the 2016 Seminar Schedule.