Classic Scene: The 2011 Barber Vintage Festival

2011 Barber Vintage Festival highlights

| January/February 2012

  • Classic Bikes in a Row
    Classic motorcycles at the 2011 Barber Vintage Festival.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Ducati Legends
    Ducati legends past and present headlined this year’s Motorcycles By Moonlight Benefit Dinner. From left: Emcee Alan Cathcart, Paul Smart, Jason DiSalvo and Cook Neilson.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Antonio Bicciardi
    Editor’s Choice: Antonio Ricciardi’s ultra-rare 1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Bill Jones
    People’s Choice: Bill Jones’ very lovely, freshly restored 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport.
    Photo by MC staff
  • AeroShell Aerobatic Team
    The AeroShell Aerobatic Team wowed the crowd both Saturday and Sunday.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Jacquie Ritchie
    Best Custom: Jacquie Ritchie’s superb 1979 Moto Guzzi V1000 Café.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Gary Hubbard
    Best Moto Guzzi: Gary Hubbard’s exotic 2001 Ghezzi-Brian.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Matt Wiley
    Matt Wiley of Race Tech Suspension gave a seminar at the MC tent.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Gary Surgeon
    American Rider: Gary Surgeon and his 1981 Harley-Davidson FLH, which he bought new.
    Photo by MC staff
  • George Brown
    European Restored: George Brown and his immaculate 1973 Laverda SF1.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Frank Templeton
    Japanese Original: Frank Templeton with his perfect 1976 Yamaha RD400.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Scott Reichert Jawa
    European Rider: Scott Reichert and his well-used 1972 Jawa Californian.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Mark Wilsmore
    Ace Cafe owner Mark Wilsmore was there ...
    Photo by MC staff
  • Jay Springsteen
    ... as was three-time AMA Champ Jay Springsteen.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Moto Guzzis
    A great assortment of Moto Guzzis along with many British, Japanese and European bikes filled the MC show.
    Photo by MC staff
  • David Hurst
    British Restored: David Hurst and his ultra-sanitary 1966 Triumph Bonneville TT.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Robert Watson's Rapide
    British Rider: Robert Watson’s lovely 1939 Vincent Series A Rapide.
    Photo by MC staff
  • Tom Sinclair's Honda
    Japanese Rider: Tom Sinclair’s extremely clean 1981 Honda CB750F.
    Photo by MC staff

  • Classic Bikes in a Row
  • Ducati Legends
  • Antonio Bicciardi
  • Bill Jones
  • AeroShell Aerobatic Team
  • Jacquie Ritchie
  • Gary Hubbard
  • Matt Wiley
  • Gary Surgeon
  • George Brown
  • Frank Templeton
  • Scott Reichert Jawa
  • Mark Wilsmore
  • Jay Springsteen
  • Moto Guzzis
  • David Hurst
  • Robert Watson's Rapide
  • Tom Sinclair's Honda

We’ve been going to the Barber Vintage Festival since its 2005 inception, and each year we’re blown away by how much bigger and better it gets. And 2011 was no exception. Perfect weather drew thousands of attendees Friday to the Expo area, where the Motorcycle Classics tent was set up along with the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, vendors and more.

Sponsored by Moto Guzzi, Saturday’s Motorcycle Classics Vintage Motorcycle Show was a huge success, featuring 61 classic bikes, including 42 Moto Guzzis. Yet more Guzzis took advantage of our MG Parking Corral, which was filled with more than 100 cool rides. Guest judges for our show were motorcycle journalist Alan Cathcart, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Technical Director Brian Slark, the National Motorcycle Museum’s Mark Mederski and Moto Guzzi brand manager Rick Panattieri. If you keep missing this one, don’t; it’s the best show going. MC 






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