Visiting the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum – Leeds, Alabama

Visiting the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum – Leeds, Alabama

Last week my honey Kenny flew to Birmingham, Alabama to attend the Kevin Schwantz 2-Day Motorcycle School where he attended classes on Thursday and Friday. On Friday evening I hopped on a plane and flew down to meet up with him and tour the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

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For a motorcycle lover, the Barber Museum could be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It houses an incredibly beautiful and diverse array of over 1200 motorcycles  on it’s 4 stories, a research library and just happens to have a racetrack in it’s backyard. The vision of George Barber, the museum opened it’s doors at it’s current location in 2003.Barber Museum Alabama - Fuzzygalore Motorcycle Blog

He wanted to preserve motorcycle history in the United States in a way that represents an international aspect and to supply an example of motorcycles that until then could only have been seen in books and magazines. This was the theme used in the mission and development of the Barber collection.

The moment you step through the darkly tinted doors of the museum the first word that escapes your lips is “Wow.”

Wow, indeed. The feeling of the space is almost like you are in a sacred place, a church of motorcycling. The initial view of the towering column of motorcycles at the core of the building is a sight to behold.

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I took hundreds of photographs throughout our visit. Rest assured there will be many posts featuring some of my favorite bikes.

The Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum is definitely worth a spot on your bucket list.

9 Replies to “Visiting the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum – Leeds, Alabama”

    1. Thank you, Cynthia – and welcome!
      I have so many photos of Barber, I almost don’t know how to get started with posting them. It is a museum that is not to be missed by a motorcycle lover. It’s really amazing.

      Looking forward to diving in deeper on your blog!

  1. We went there, thay have the largest group of hateful security people ever. Thay act as if a person is not even suppose to point at the motorcycles. Never have we been any where thay you are not allowed to breath. It was awful I would not reccomend any one who points at stuff to go there.

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