The goal of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is to present a collection of motorcycles that represents the evolution of the motorcycle from the turn of the past century to today. Every effort is made to display each bike in the form in which it was originally produced or in “period trim”. To achieve this goal, the museum has developed its own restoration facility. A knowledgeable staff handles everything from detailed preservation of original equipment to full restoration. At all times, museum guests can gaze down over the restoration facility and see the work taking place.The museum also has a complete machine shop and fabrication shop that allows for parts no longer available to be recreated and used for restoration of the vehicles. The mechanical restoration is as important as the cosmetic restoration. The museum prides itself in the fact that virtually every vehicle in the collection is in running condition. On any given day this can be realized when you arrive at the museum to find yourself parking next to a 1912 Harley Davidson or hear the sound of a
M. V. Agusta Gran Prix bike being exercised on the race track adjoining the museum.