Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

The world's largest motorcycle museum located in Birmingham, AL. It's an exciting place to be! Learn more about the Barber Museum at www.barbermuseum.org.

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Foundation, is located at the 880-acre Barber Motorsports Park, in Birmingham, AL. The museum, which is home to over 1,500 motorcycles, is dedicated to restoring, preserving, and exhibiting automotive history. Each October, the museum hosts the Barber Vintage Festival, which is the largest vintage motorcycle event in the country. Ea

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We're gearing up for Barber Small Bore 2024! Follow on Instagram for updates on the mini moto event of the summer!

12/31/2023

The museum will be closed on Monday, January 1st, in celebration of New Year's Day. We will reopen at 10AM on January 2nd.

12/29/2023

🎉2023 Recap🎉

Here's a look back on an exciting 2023! We can't wait to see what 2024 brings to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Barber Motorsports Park!

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2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR

The dream of a true GP replica finally came true with the availability of the Desmosedici. This street-legal motorcycle offers a stunning wealth of performance and technology directly from Ducati’s experience in MotoGP.

Derived from the Gran Prix model GP6 which competed in the 2006 MotoGP World Championship, it wasthe ultimate expression of the most extreme racing machine in MotoGP.

12/23/2023

The museum will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will reopen on Tuesday December 26th at 10AM.

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Another Barber Companies Christmas Party in the books 🎄

We're grateful for the opportunity for each piece of the Barber organization to come together each year to celebrate a year of hard work, fun, and, most importantly, every single person who makes the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Barber Motorsports Park, and Barber Companies what they are.

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1997 Ducati 916 SE

The 916 is a typical offering from this famous Italian manufacturer of V-twins.
These machines do not offer much in creature comfort, but offer race bike standards of performance, plus eye appeal second to none. Ducati had dominated World Superbike racing over a long period with machines similar to this.

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2014 MV Agusta Brutale 675

The 675 is the latest addition to the Brutale range, a completely new model that is destined to be the reference in the popular middle-weight category. M.V.
Agusta had a long and distinguished history in Gran Prix racing with three-cylinder machines, and the 675 is poised to continue the tradition.

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2000 Honda CBR 600

Prepared by HRC [Honda Racing Corporation] and entered by Erion Racing, this motorcycle ridden by Kurtis Roberts won the 2000 AMA SuperSport championship. Kurtis is the youngest son of three times World 500cc champion Kenny Roberts. The CBR 600 totally dominated this highly competitive class with the most wins since the inauguration of SuperSport racing.

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The 1964 Honda CB77 stands as a testament to Honda's innovative prowess during a transformative era in motorcycling. Introduced as part of the Super Hawk series, this iconic model symbolizes the brand's foray into high-performance bikes. Boasting a 305cc parallel-twin engine, it delivered an impressive 28 horsepower, setting new standards for power in its class. With its distinctive design and technological advancements, the CB77 remains a landmark in the annals of motorcycle history.

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The 1970 Linto, a masterpiece of Italian engineering, epitomizes the zenith of motorcycle design in its era. Crafted by the renowned engineer Lino Tonti, the Linto showcases meticulous attention to detail and a fusion of performance and aesthetics. Powered by a 498cc, four-stroke, twin-cylinder engine, the Linto marked a significant leap forward in racing technology. Its innovative frame and suspension design contributed to its success on the track, making it a cherished relic for enthusiasts and a testament to Tonti's visionary contributions to motorcycling history.

11/30/2023

Remember, Porsche Hot Laps are tomorrow afternoon! Go for the ride of a lifetime in a Porsche around the Barber Road Course with a Porsche Track Experience driver. Visit https://bvmm.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/bvmm/login.jsp to register for this members-only event.

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This modified 1979 Ducati 900 SS is the actual machine raced by multi-World Champion Mike Hailwood in the 1979 Isle of Man TT race. Unable to repeat his 1978 victory, he settled for 5th place after suffering a battery cable problem late into the race. The successes of both bike and rider resulted in the production of the "Mike Hailwood Replica" or the MHR the following year.

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Our final members-only Hot Laps session of the year will be held this Friday, December 1st. Login to your membership account at https://bvmm.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/bvmm/login.jsp to register for a spirited ride around the Barber Road Course with a certified Porsche Track Experience instructor.

Please note that members ages 16 to 18 must have a guardian present during Hot Laps to sign waivers to participate.

11/23/2023

Please note, the museum will be closed Thursday November 23 in celebration of Thanksgiving. We look forward to welcoming you Friday November 24, at 10 AM.

11/22/2023

Welcome back to Warehouse Wednesday. Today, we're taking a look at the 1923 BMW R32, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. This was the first motorcycle produced by BMW and set the standard for their future designs. Join us as we take a closer look at this iconic bike and learn more about its history and significance.

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The 1993 Honda CBR900RR was a revolutionary bike for its time, with a design that focused on weight reduction and handling over pure power. The bike's compact engine, lightweight frame, and sharp handling made it a popular choice for riders who valued nimble performance and agility over outright speed. Despite its smaller engine size, the CBR900RR was still capable of impressive acceleration and top speeds. Its unique design and engineering innovations made it a standout in the sport bike world, and a favorite among riders who appreciated its balance of power and precision.

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When Giuseppe Benelli left Benelli in 1949, he went on to create his own designs. His initial productions featured a "B" monogram, which later became Motobi (Moto-B). This Italian beauty is the 1957 Motobi Catria Lusso 175. It captures the essence of mid-century design and performance, boasting a 172cc engine that was a powerhouse in its era.

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The 2007 Bimota DB5 is a symphony of Italian design and engineering prowess. Its sleek, handcrafted body houses a Ducati-sourced 992cc engine, delivering a top speed of 145mph. The light weight frame and top-tier suspension elevate every ride into a ballet of precision and power. With only 200 units produced, the DB5 stands as a rare testament to Bimota’s commitment to exclusivity and the timeless allure of a true collector’s masterpiece.

11/10/2023

In honor of Veteran's Day, veterans will receive free admission to the museum on Saturday, November 11, with a Military ID. Thank you for your service.

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Actor. Racer. PEOPLE's 2023 Sexiest Man Alive. Congratulations Patrick Dempsey

(p.s. visit again soon)

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The 1954 Lotus Mark VI was Colin Chapman's first real production car. It featured a new tube frame chassis weighing only 63 lbs. yet was rigid enough to provide excellent cornering speeds. Lotus continued this philosophy of minimizing the weight of all components throughout its racing history.

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1913 Flying Merkel Model 71

The Flying Merkel Model 71 was an innovative motorcycle. These machines had numerous new features for the brand, including mechanical intake valves, an automatic drip oil feed by throttle control, and the use of ball bearings in the power unit like race engines. This motorcycle still has the majority of its original paint and over 100 years of patina.

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This 1944 Harley Davidson Model U is one of 18,000 motorcycles built for the United States military. It was primarily used for shore patrol and is equipped with period pieces such as saddle bags and a weapon at the ready. Note the left-sided controls that allowed the rider to have a free hand ready for battle.

10/26/2023

Henderson’s Collector Motor Series Auction returns to the museum this Saturday, October 28. Visit the link in our bio for details and the list of cars, motorcycles, and vintage collectibles that will be available.

10/26/2023

Just because you can’t take our displays home, doesn’t mean you can’t have a piece of the Barber Collection to yourself.

Free high-resolution desktop wallpapers are now available on our website! Visit the link in our bio to download yours and check back often because we’ll be adding more frequently. And yes, phone wallpapers are coming soon.

10/25/2023

Developed from the T500, the Suzuki GT 750 adds a third cylinder and water cooling—something not seen for over three decades. This bike was a promising sport tourer but died out due to automotive smog regulations of the late 70s.

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This 1982 Ducati Darmah 900 SD was the last year of the Darmah line. The bike was designed by Leo Tartarini with the square-case engine designed by Giorgetto Guigiaro. It features an L-twin engine, a left-sided gear selector, and an electric start.

Fun fact Darmah means man-eating tiger.

Photos from Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum's post 10/20/2023

It’s that time again! Henderson Auctions is back with the Collector Motor Series Auction next Saturday! Here, you'll find vintage and modern cars, various vintage goods such as Pepsi coolers, license plates and signs, and rare motorcycles, including the 1980 Suzuki JR50, the 1967 Honda S90, and the 1967 Harley Davidson Leggero. To preview the auction list and weekend details, visit the link in our bio.



photos via Henderson Auctions

Henderson Auctions

10/18/2023

Lino Tonti significantly impacted Italy's motorcycle history post World War II. Although best known for his work in the late 1960s, Tonti's motorcycle design career began in 1939. Today, we look at the 1950 Linto 75cc Bialbero Racer, one of Tonti's first racing motorcycles.

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A Thrill Ride through Motorsports History

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Organization, is located at the 880-acre Barber Motorsports Park, in Birmingham, Alabama. The museum, which is home to over 1,600 motorcycles and 80+ unique cars, is dedicated to restoring, preserving, and exhibiting automotive history.

Barber Motorsports Park is an exciting place to be! Every October, the museum hosts the Annual Barber Vintage Festival, which is the largest vintage motorcycle event in the country. Barber Motorsports Park has been the go-to venue for hundreds of major races since it opened in 2003, including the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and MotoAmerica. The thrilling sound of cars and motorcycles on the 2.38-mile, 16-turn road course is something you’re likely to hear on most days and weekends.

In addition to motorcycles, cars, and motorsports, there are art exhibits throughout the museum and park. The museum also has two pedestrian bridges for museum members to enjoy during certain yearly events. The pedestrian bridges are open to museum guests on most non-event days, weather-permitting.

Barber Museum members enjoy free admission to the museum, invitations to members-only events, a subscription to the quarterly Vintage Insider News, and so much more. Learn more about the Barber Museum at www.barbermuseum.org.

We can’t wait to see you here!

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6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway
Birmingham, AL
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