|11-28-2010, 05:44 AM||#1|
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Sarasota, Fl
Barber Motorsports Museum....a must see!
I hope everyone had a great and safe Thanksgiving.
Bad weather forced my Dad, my Son and I to change our yearly Thanksgiving camping trip. So, we loaded up the car and drove from sunny, hot and flat Sarasota to just east of Birmingham to Leeds, Alabama. The location of the Barber Motorsports Track and Museum.
After an awfully long drive, we were met with a very nice new Hamton Inn right outside the track gate. Which is also across the street from a huge BassPro Shop. This is where you go to bask in all things camo and, I mean ALL things.
I had no idea they made so many products in camo. My Son wanted a camo wallet but, I convinced him he'd never find it.
The weather was overcast, cold and rainy but that didn't dampen our mood to see this absolutely amazing museum. My Dad, who is not into bikes, thought it was also.
The Barber is a not for profit dedicated to accumulating and preserving the history of the motorcycle. They also have one of the worlds (if not the) largest collection of Lotus cars and racecars. There is a restoration shop on site (which we couldn't get down to this day) to keep the bikes in top order. They say most of these bikes are only an hour from being able to be on the track.
There is around 1200 bikes in the collection with about half of them on display at any time. The bikes are rotated often so, I guess I'll have to go back
It's only $15 to enter and it's good all day so, you can leave for lunch and come back.
Here are only some pics my son and I took just to give you a sense of the place and what you can see there.
If you come to the Barber remember......
"If you can't be handsome, be handy": Red Green
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
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