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The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum (Video)

Jul 22, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jo Kelley

The Barber Museum, Home to the Most Classic of Classic Motorcycles

One of the most awesome sites of pilgrimage for motorcycle enthusiasts is the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Alabama. Created by a Birmingham zillionaire and former racer, the museum is home to over 1,400 vintage and classic motorcycles.

As expected, this is not your typical dust-covered, slow paced museum. You don't have to worry about dim lighting or cluttered archival spaces. No, this is the epitome of motorcycle-dom in all its glory, and it's truly a sight to behold. 


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From American classic motorcycles, iconic imports, military motorcycles, and everything in between, the Barber Vintage Motorsports museum is home to what Guinness World Records considers the largest collection on the planet. The museum draws more than a quarter-million visitors each year, and spans five floors that cover over 144,000 square feet of exhibit place. From the floor to the ceiling, the garage-style layout of the museum shows off the classic motorcycle collection that is painstakingly restored. The best part of it all? 99% of these collectible pieces are functional and could be run within one hour's time. 

They are taken for runs, too. In fact, there is a 2.3-mile long race track around the museum where these two-wheeled exhibits are taken for an occasional spin! You don't have to be a motorcycle history buff to add the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum to your bucket list. Read more about it here and check out this video that highlights the wonders of the museum. Leave me your thoughts in a comment below!

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Jo Kelley

Written by Jo Kelley

I cover the history of motorcycles, motorcycle news, and tell the stories of some of the most popular brands.