A journey to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

My husband and I planned a trip to Birmingham, AL, in order to tour the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, my pal and I are long-time motorcycle riders and collectors! The museum is an amazing showcase of two-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles, and it’s a fascinating attraction for anyone who cares about the history and craftsmanship of motorsports.

  • There is a wide assortment of motorcycles, cars and racing memorabilia, but george Barber was a motorsport devotee and philanthropist who started collecting motorcycles and cars.

In 1988, he wanted to share his collection with the world and opened the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum, his interest gradually evolved into a world-class institution dedicated to preserving the history of motorsports. The museum features over 1,600 perfectly restored and worked on motorcycles. It is the greatest motorcycle museum in the world and covers more than a century of motorcycle history. The display includes models from Indian, Ducati, Honda, Harley-Davidson and more. My husband and I spent hours touring vintage classics, motocross machines and splitting-edge sports bikes. The museum also features a collection of vintage and modern race cars, including early 20th-century Formula 1 models. Along with displays of motorcycles and cars, there is gallery of photographs and memorabilia chronically historic racing events. The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum preserves the past while keeping up with the present. The Barber Motorsports Park is readily accessible as well. It is a wold-recognized racing facility that hosts several motorsports events, including the annual Barber Vintage Festival that draws in thousands of visitors.