Check Out the Barber Vintage Festival Attractions
OCTOBER 7, 8, & 9, 2016
Plenty of Things to Enjoy!
The Annual Barber Vintage Festival is one of the most highly anticipated motorcycle events in the world. The three-day festival features the America's First Fan Zone with food and entertainment, Ace Corner, a Century Parade, a swap meet with hundreds of vendors selling vintage motorcycles and parts, as well as the AMCA and VJMC gatherings, and the Motorcycle Classics show. Read about these attractions - and more - below. Don’t forget… the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum features extended hours as well as seminars during the 12th Annual Barber Vintage Festival Presented by the Triumph Dealers of North America. So when you’re not in the park, be sure to check out what’s going on in the museum!
Events throughout the Museum and Park
2016 Vintage Festival Attractions
WALL OF DEATH
The American Motor Drome Company’s “Wall of Death”, gives you a glimpse into the century-old sport of board track racing. Spectators stand on a platform that circles a 15-foot-high wooden “bowl,” inches away from the motor drome’s daredevils riding their vintage Indian and antique Harley-Davidson motorcycles around and around the vertical track.
Built in partnership between Ace Cafe London and Dime City Cycles, Ace Corner Barber is an area dedicated to Cafe Racers, custom builds, and cool vintage bikes, whether made of steel, or flesh and bone. Ace Corner Barber is a celebration of the timeless, teeth-chattering, soul-shaking speed machines and riders that hailed the streets of London in the 50s and 60s.
AMCA and VJMC
Celebrating vintage motorcycles of all types, the AMCA and VJMC gatherings take place in Lot A. Enjoy motorcycle shows, items for sale, contests, awards, seminars, and much more! Click here for the AMCA Schedule. Click here for the VJMC Schedule.
Motorcycle Classics is a favorite magazine of motorcycle collectors, enthusiasts, and restorers. Their audience includes those who are new to the sport, as well as lifelong motorheads who’ve always had a love of classic bikes. During the Barber Vintage Festival, Motorcycle Classics hosts a motorcycle show with awards given to the best of the best. Meet the magazine’s editor, see what’s for sale, and check out which motorcycles they’ve chosen to showcase at this year’s event.
LAP OF THE CENTURY
Keeping with the Barber Motorsports spirit of providing you with “living” history, the Lap of the Century features bikes built in 1915 and earlier. These are not bikes that collect dust in the garage—they’re part of history that keeps moving forward! Confirmed entries for the Lap of the Century include a 1914 Harley Davidson, a 1913 Harley Davidson, a 1913 Indian, a 1912 Abbington King Dick, a Triumph Model H, and a 1912 Harley Davidson.
GLOBE OF DEATH
Built back in 1912 by Jose Urias, the Globe of Death is a 16-foot-wide sphere made of metal and mesh. For generations, members of the Urias family have ridden their dirt bikes inside the globe at speeds of up to 60mph. Don't miss this opportunity to see these motorcycling "daredevils" perform some truly extraordinary stunts!