[ Barber in the News ]
Motorcycle fans are encouraged to attend the prestigious Barber Motorsports Park and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum to celebrate the public unveiling of the revolutionary Kawasaki Ninja H2R and Ninja H2 motorcycles Friday, June 12 at 1:00 pm.
The inaugural Barber Historics was staged May 15-17, 2015 at the 15-turn, 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Lotus was the featured marque of the event staged by Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) in association with ZOOM Motorsports and Barber Motorsports Park.
One of IndyCar’s best races in quite some time took place earlier this year at the Barber Motorsports Park, with Josef Newgarden storming to a faultless first victory in the series. There were plenty of battles, lots of drama and a few crashes too.
(Rachel Clegg, Octane) 'One Life, Live It' read one man's tattoo at this year's Barber Vintage Festival. And clearly it's an adage that 99% of the 60,000 visitors embraced at this year's tenth-anniversary festival at the world-famous Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Barber Motorsports Park have announced the completion of the Barber Proving Grounds, a major addition to the Barber Motorsports Park. The Proving Grounds are currently in operation, with Mercedes Benz USA as the first customer, using it for their employee "Brand Immersion Experience."
In the 1960s, Birmingham native George Barber modified and raced Porsches, eventually racking up 63 wins. Now a collector of classic motorcycles and sports cars, his Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is the largest of its kind in North America.
George Barber, the former dairy magnate and real estate developer who built Birmingham's Barber Motorsports Park and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, has been elected to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
Guinness World Records just named the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum the “Largest Motorcycle Museum” in the world. The 144,000-square-foot, five-story museum is home to nearly 1,400 motorcycles, of which about 700 are on exhibit.