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Old 09-19-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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2013 Barber Vintage Festival.....Oct 11-13

Who is going?? Staying where??

If you have never attended this Festival, you don't know what you are missing!!!! Beautiful Alabama October weather (i.e. mild, for the most part), usually dry, 3 days of Vintage Racing Action....MX, Road Racing, and Trials. 460 Vendor Swap Meet Area (where I will be hanging, Spot #H-30)......the Jerry Wood Vintage Bike Auction........THE Museum (of course), with the bottom floor open to the Public (which is rare), Vendor Displays, stunt show and skydive act during the lunch hour Sat/Sunday, The Ace Corner, Vintage Bike Shows daily, etc, etc........all set on a Country Club Landscaped Complex!!

For more info, check here:
https://barbermotorsports.com/park/

Vintage Auction Info (see early consignments)
www.jwoodandcompany.com

Note: all camping on the grounds has sold out already.........
General Public allowed on site Friday, not Thursday.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:27 AM   #2
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My wife Angela, and I will be there. We are staying at Oak Mountain State Park...first time for us, looking forward to it.

Going to hit the Indian demo rides on the 11th....

OCT 11, 2013 BIRMINGHAM, AL... Indian Motorcycle of Birmingham 505 COBB ST


http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/demo-tour

Should be at the festival all day Saturday, then heading to the north Ga mountains Sunday for a week, have another forum ride/get together that runs the 16th thru the 20th....
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #3
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Barber Vintage Festival

I will be there Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, I will be volunteering for the Museum and working in the Fun Zone area near Turn 9. Look for the Barber tent, because I will be selling Barber Museum Memberships (shameless plug), but you don't have to buy a membership to stop by, say hello, introduce yourself, and talk bikes.

Shameless plug #2: I plan to have my 2007 ST1300 (listed for sale in the ADV Flea Market) there with me, in case anyone wants to take a look at it.

Sunday, I will just be hanging out and enjoying the best event that happens during the entire year at Barber Motorsports.

This really is a great event, I never miss it. I am not much of a "crowd" person, but the folks that attend the Vintage Festival are the coolest folks of any of the large crowds that come to the big weekends at Barber. Great bikes to see, a great swap meet, great racing, and of course, the best m/c museum in the world.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
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My wife Angela, and I will be there. We are staying at Oak Mountain State Park...first time for us, looking forward to it.

Going to hit the Indian demo rides on the 11th....

OCT 11, 2013 BIRMINGHAM, AL... Indian Motorcycle of Birmingham 505 COBB ST


http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/demo-tour

Should be at the festival all day Saturday, then heading to the north Ga mountains Sunday for a week, have another forum ride/get together that runs the 16th thru the 20th....


Oak Mountain is a great state park. I mountain bike there all the time with my sons and we do a lot of Boy Scouting activities there too. Hope you have a great trip.

FWIW, you may have a hard time seeing everything there is to see at the Barber Vintage Festival in one day. Shoot, it is hard to see the entire museum by itself in a day. But it will be fun to try!
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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I'll be there. I'll be staying on my buddy's couch.

I always go if I am anywhere nearby. Its really an awesome experience. I was hoping to get my supermoto out in the singles class but I don't think I'll have the money and time for it unfortunately.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #6
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Great event, have been for the last 3 years but not racing this year. My wife and I will be there camping on site thurs-sun!
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #7
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We'll be there . . . racing . . .

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Stop by the pit and say hello.

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Old 09-25-2013, 07:38 PM   #8
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Yeah! What he said! Ill be there with some buds from West Tn. Will be moteling it. A not-to-be-missed event. I was ignorant of the first couple years but have been every year since. I couldn't even find anyone to go with me the first two years I went but since have some friends that likewise will not miss it. Seems to be the trend for anyone that finally makes the trip. Just have to experience it to know how great it is!

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Who is going?? Staying where??

If you have never attended this Festival, you don't know what you are missing!!!! Beautiful Alabama October weather (i.e. mild, for the most part), usually dry, 3 days of Vintage Racing Action....MX, Road Racing, and Trials. 460 Vendor Swap Meet Area (where I will be hanging, Spot #H-30)......the Jerry Wood Vintage Bike Auction........THE Museum (of course), with the bottom floor open to the Public (which is rare), Vendor Displays, stunt show and skydive act during the lunch hour Sat/Sunday, The Ace Corner, Vintage Bike Shows daily, etc, etc........all set on a Country Club Landscaped Complex!!

For more info, check here:
https://barbermotorsports.com/park/

Vintage Auction Info (see early consignments)
www.jwoodandcompany.com

Note: all camping on the grounds has sold out already.........
General Public allowed on site Friday, not Thursday.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:23 PM   #9
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Oak Mountain is a great state park. I mountain bike there all the time with my sons and we do a lot of Boy Scouting activities there too. Hope you have a great trip.

FWIW, you may have a hard time seeing everything there is to see at the Barber Vintage Festival in one day. Shoot, it is hard to see the entire museum by itself in a day. But it will be fun to try!
I have camped at Oak Mountain, and most every other State Park in Bama over the years. Have just never been to the festival, or museum.

Working overseas I miss a lot of things like this, but try to make them when I am home. Next week is our 35th HS reunion, have missed them all, and in Saudi again for this one. I'd rather go to the festival anyway....

Can I park my Tiger next to your ST, and see if it will sell too?
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:41 PM   #10
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Can I park my Tiger next to your ST, and see if it will sell too?
Why not, the more the merrier.
Maybe we could offer a package deal....
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:02 PM   #11
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If I'm not back at work in AZ, I'll be there too. Love to meet all of you crazy folks.

And, cool bikes Cactus Dave.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:23 AM   #12
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A group of us from the Asheville area will be going. We are camping at the track.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #13
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be there late Saturday and all day Sunday. Also camping at the state park. Will have my little 81 TT500 to putz around on. First time in several years; can't wait to see the new additions to the museum.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:22 PM   #14
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Me, the misus and a friend will be there, camping lot B. Can't wait. Have been for several years.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:31 PM   #15
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The family and I will be camping in Camper lot B I think. At least Friday through Sunday. I have been to the track and museum but never the festival. I have a couple of questions for the experienced. I have asked a couple of them before but am still unclear.

During the show, can I ride a motorcycle around the campground and to the other places on site (swap meet, museum, track and such?)

Can I put a for sale sign on a motorcycle that isn't in the auction or swap meet?

Could I leave some cool parts on my trailer in the campground in hopes of snagging a buyer?

Has anyone done the hare scrambles course before? Are there any big hills on the course?

Can I sit outside my motorhome and drink beer at night?
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