Motorcycle Classics at the 2011 Barber Vintage Festival

| 10/26/2011 12:29:12 PM

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Motorcycle Classics Editor-in-Chief Richard Backus with Dave Rosenbery and
his wife, winners of the Motorcycle Classics/Barber Vintage Festival Sweepstakes. 

The weekend of Oct. 7-9, 2011, couldn't have been any more exciting if you love classic motorcycles and were fortunate enough to attend the 2011 Barber Vintage Festival in Leeds, Ala.

Motorcycle Classics was there and we had a blast. Sponsored by Moto Guzzi, which had a tent set up right next to ours, the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Motorcycle Show was a huge success. We had 61 bikes in all, 42 of which were Moto Guzzi's. Add those to the beautiful Moto Guzzi's that took advantage of our parking corral, and our space was filled with more than 100 vintage beauties. Personal highlights for us were Antonio Ricciardi's 1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga and Larry Hubbard's 2001 Ghezzi-Brian.

Dave Rosenberry, winner of the Motorcycle Classics/Barber Vintage Festival sweepstakes, brought his wife to the show and they were having a great time. Dave's sweepstakes package included tickets for the three-day festival, passes to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and its 900-plus collection of classic motorcycles, two front row tickets to Auctions America's Barber Motorcycle Auction, three nights lodging, plus a pair of Barber Vintage Festival T-shirts and caps.

Making our Vintage Motorcycle Show even more special was the presence of celebrity judges Alan Cathcart, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Technical Director Brian Slark, National Motorcycle Museum Special Projects Coordinator Mark Mederski and Moto Guzzi Brand Manager Rick Panattieri. Alan also presented some of the awards, and spoke at length about the Moto Guzzi's on display at our show.

Here are some photos to whet your whistle for next year's show: