Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - Trip III
GPS Coordinates: N33.53305 W86.61368
(Trip I Photos Are Here and (Trip II Photos Are Here)


Saturday, September 27, 2008, I made my third trip to visit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, AL.  I had mentioned on a couple of motorcycle forums that I would like to go again so a couple of other riders joined me.

I left early and met a friend and fellow VFR rider from Murfreesboro, TN on I-65 at Columbia, TN.  We ate breakfast and then headed further south where we met a V-Strom rider and his father-in-law at Cullman, AL.  After gassing up our bikes we headed a little further south to Birmingham, AL. and got to the museum just as it was opening.

The museum is absolutely astounding, and is a mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts.  There are motorcycles on display of every vintage from 1900 to the present day.  The bikes on display are always changing and I've seen a distinct evolution in the three time I've been there.

I didn't take as many photos this time as I did on the two previous trips because a lot of them would have been repetetive.  While they do change the displays around they don't change everything in the museum, that would be very intensive.  The museum is 5 levels tall, although the lowest level is the "Restoration Level" and is not open to the public.  Trips I and II contain about 275 photographs total and today I add about another 93 or so.  There should be something in one of the trips for just about everyone!

Kelly, Shea, and James, thanks for going.  I appreciate the company and I'm really glad you could join me.  Something like that is far more fun in the company of others who share the interest than it is by myself.

Photos From My First Trip To Barber On June 2, 2007 Are Here! Photos From My Second Trip To Barber On September 29, 2007 Are Here!

PHOTOGRAPH NOTES:

  • All of the photos below are links to larger photographs.  You can click any of the photos to view a larger one.
  • Most of the photographs have an accompanying placard that shows information about the display.  I've arranged the photographs so that the placard is displayed first and then the vehicle that it describes.
  • On some of the rows I intentionally omitted the last column to preserve the ordering of the photos.  If the column is blank it's because I was trying to keep placards and vehicles on the same row.


1948 Lotus Mk. I Replica

1948 Lotus Mk. I Replica
 

1915 Iver Johnson

1915 Iver Johnson

1976 Konig 500

1976 Konig 500

2007 N.C.R. New Blue

2007 N.C.R. New Blue

2007 N.C.R. New Blue

2008 Bimota Tesi D3

2008 Bimota Tesi D3

2008 Bimota Tesi D3

2008 Bimota Tesi D3

2008 Bimota Tesi D3

1997 Morbidelli V-8

1997 Morbidelli V-8

1954 Indian Papoose

1954 Indian Papoose

1969 Vostok C 364

1969 Vostok C 364

1969 Vostok C 364
 

1953 Victoria Bergmeister

1953 Victoria Bergmeister

1952 DKW RT 125

1952 DKW RT 125

1951 N.S.U. 251 O.S.L.

1951 N.S.U. 251 O.S.L.

1930 N.S.U. 501 TS

1930 N.S.U. 501 TS

1957 Showa Cruiser

1957 Showa Cruiser

1953 Honda Cub

1953 Honda Cub

1959 Panther Model 100

1959 Panther Model 100

1919 Johnson Motor Wheel

1919 Johnson Motor Wheel

1929 Norton Model 18

1929 Norton Model 18

Note the Gas-Powered Tail Light

Note the Gas-Powered Tail Light

1933 Sunbeam Model 99

1933 Sunbeam Model 99

1933 Sunbeam Model 99

Bikes On The Track

1938 Zundapp K 800

1938 Zundapp K 800

1938 Zundapp K 800

Unknown - Notice Spare Tire!

1932 Indian Model 403

1932 Indian Model 403

1932 Indian Model 403

Tandem Whizzer - Year Not Shown

2004 BMW C-1

2004 BMW C-1

2004 BMW C-1

2004 BMW C-1

1986 Honda VF500F

1986 Honda VF500F

1986 Honda VF1000R

1986 Honda VF1000R

1986 Honda VFR 750

1986 Honda VFR 750

2004 Honda Rune

2004 Honda Rune

1990 Honda NSR 125

1990 Honda NSR 125

1990 Honda VFR 400R (NC30)

1990 Honda VFR 400R (NC30)

Honda CB1100R

Honda VFR750R

1992 Honda NR 750

1992 Honda NR 750

1965 Honda CA77 Dream 300

1965 Honda CA77 Dream 300

1964 Honda CB77 Super Hawk

1964 Honda CB77 Super Hawk

1962 Honda CL72 Scrambler

1962 Honda CL72 Scrambler

1997 Suzuki TL1000

1997 Suzuki TL1000

1999 Honda CBR 1100 XX

1999 Honda CBR 1100 XX

Note Zero Miles!
 

2002 Ghezzi and Brian Super Twin 1100

2002 Ghezzi and Brian Super Twin 1100

Note Full-Circumference Brake Disc
 

1995 Aprilia RS 250

1995 Aprilia RS 250

1995 Aprilia RS 250

1995 Aprilia RS 250



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