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.
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.
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.
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.