Have you been to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum just outside of Birmingham, Ala.?
I hadn’t until the 2nd Annual Barber Vintage Festival rolled around this past October. First of all, if you haven’t seen the museum, you’re missing out. The collection, the presentation and the sheer number of stunning motorcycles is nearly too much to comprehend.
And if the museum alone isn’t enough reason to jump on a bike and head south (it is), the Vintage Festival may truly be the best thing to happen to the vintage bike scene since Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio. The facilities are phenomenal for the racers and spectators alike, the swap meet has shown steady growth and the bike shows (such as the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club show, shown above) are just lovely.
Then there’s the area roads, including the many we traveled on our Motorcycle Classics 29 Dreams Charity Ride. I could go on and on. My point is now is the time to mark Oct. 19-21 on your new 2007 calendar so you can come join us. Want more? Check the upcoming March/April 2007 issue of Motorcycle Classics for more information on and photos of the 2006 show.
All I know is I’ll be at the 3rd Annual Vintage Festival. Will you?
— Landon Hall