Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham

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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum encompasses an impressive motorcycle museum and a world-class racetrack. The museum's collection includes over 1,200 vintage and modern motorcycles and race cars, half of which are on display at any given time. You can view bikes from the U.S. and abroad dating back to 1904, as well as top-of-the-line creations from today. Don't miss the Lotus race cars. The racecourse features 3.8 km (2.4 mi) of track and 16 turns. Check online to see if any races are being held during your visit. Discover how to plan a Birmingham trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Have motorcycles from around the world, from various eras. Those who like, should be esbalbar. I'm not fond of motorcycles, but I found it quite interesting. But the most interesting are the F-1 cars of Lotus, since the 50 to 90, I think. Has the JPS, the Camel of Piquet and the classics of the late 60.
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  • I have pretty much zero interest in cars and motorcycles, but this museum is absolutely fascinating! It's a wonderland of beautiful and bizarre vehicles that anyone can enjoy browsing. The spiraling i...  more »
  • When we were planing our USA road trip this museum was the top of hubby's "to do" list. IT WAS AMAZING! We arrived around 9.30 and were able to go in and look around, even though the doors said 10 am ...  more »
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  • I just LOVE George Barber! Meeting him and getting pictures made was my highlight. Honored to have met such a brilliant man and he also was a past motorcycle racer. The museum is the best in North Alabama. Tell them Lady Biker sent ya! Gift shop has awesome T-shirts and a nice cookbook !
  • More than you can take in. Amazing cycles and cars plus memorabilia. Amazing building able to host events and it even has a small theater. If you can get the basement tour, do so. There is so much more to see down there. The views of the track from the museum are fantastic too. It is a great way to beat the heat and still get to watch the track activities.
  • An amazing stop!! My family and I stopped here for about two hours just shortly after driving through Birmingham. As we walked in and looked around, we were in awe. Cars and motorcycles of every kind lined up five floors high... A real shock factor for anyone who's ever came in here. Several historical displays , including Lotus' Mark VI, Harley Davidson's military motorcycle displays, as well as Harley Davidson's Model 5-D, their first V-twin engine. Worth the visit; we could've easily spent the whole day there!! Here's a picture of their "motorcycle Christmas tree" as we called it!!
  • This is a wonderful Museum dedicated to the history of motored vehicles and you can see the care their restoration team put into every vehicle. It's great to take family members who love cars and motorcycles or who love the sport of racing. The displays are fantastic!
  • This is one place you must see if you're a motorcycle enthusiast. If you're driving through and are even somewhere close, don't pass it up. It's amazing and has motorcycles from the beginning to some fairly current. Custom made, dirt bikes, street bikes, drag bikes, mini bikes, the list goes on. Too many to mention.

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