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The weather couldn't have been more cooperative for this year's premier vintage motorcycle event. Attendance was around 73,000, up from the 65,000+ the year before, making for a lively and bustling festival.
Overwhelming, but in a really good way. That’s the best way to describe the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Officially categorized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest motorcycle museum, the collection at Barber contains over 1,400 motorcycles with over 650 on display at any one time.
One of the many highlights at this year's Barber Vintage Festival, were the exhibition laps made on the raceway by four Britten V1000 Motorcycles. The display was remarkable because only 10 of the revolutionary machines were ever made.
The only thing better than riding your motorcycle (or scooter) is having somewhere great for your destination. For us, Columbus Day weekend means one destination: The Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, AL.
The winning motorcycle, as raced by Danny Eslick in the 74th running of the Daytona 200, has been acquired by the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and is now on display as part of the Museum’s world-renowned motorcycle collection.
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Barber Motorsports Park hosted its first annual Historic motor sports three-day event May 15-17, 2015. And if they do for Historic road racing cars what they did for vintage motorcycles, they’ll have 80,000 attendees in 10 years’ time.