Barber Motorsports, Birmingham Alabama


I rode to Birmingham Alabama the second weekend in October to visit the Barber Motorsports Museum. It was the weekend of their 11th annual Vintage Festival. Barber Motorsports has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest collection of motorcycles in the world. So large, in fact, that they are building an addition in order to have more on display. Currently, the museum is home to over 1400 motorcycles spanning 100 years of production. More than 650 bikes can be seen on any given day and 200(!) different manufacturers from 20 countries are represented in the collection. Rare racecars are also on display.

Hotels in the Birmingham area were either sold out or exorbitantly priced, so I stayed in Sylacauga AL, about 45 minutes southeast of the Museum. The route from the Museum took me east on 280 to Harpersville, then north to Vincent, then over some foothills through Vandiver to Leeds. A great ride with peg-scraping turns and no traffic.

A fun ride to start the day.
A fun ride to start the day.

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Matthew Dragiff

A Goldwing rider from Jacksonville, FL.

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