Dear Family & Friends,
This blog is for all the Gear-heads I know, or just curious what I love about old machinery.
We are staying just east of Birmingham, AL to attend the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival.
The Barber Motorsport Complex is one of the most beautiful race tracks I have ever been to! Set in the rolling hills of Alabama with beautiful green grass every where, thick lush forests, grounds covered with custom artwork, water falls, and lakes. Also the world famous Barber Museum. Dale Barber is an EXTREMELY successful dairy farmer and car and motorcycle enthusiast. The museum he built if five stories of displays, work shops, conference rooms, and a great collection of mostly motorcycles, Porsches and Lotus race cars. ( He actively raced these cars) .
The only thing I find slightly disturbing is when I was younger I would go to a museum to see things that my parents or grand parents lived with or even older. At least 80% of the vehicles in this museum I remember from when I was young!! Could it be I am getting old???
For the first two days all I have done is toured the museum for hours, attended several conferences and went to the motorcycle swap meet which must cover 10 acres in two locations. Amazingly as tempted as I was I bought no motorcycles or parts. Just a small travel bag to carry the souvenirs I have been collecting.
This blog is long with almost 150 photos so I hope you enjoy it.