Tuesday, November 15, 2011


This will be the last post in the Barber Vintage Weekend post, and it will be fairly long with a lot of pics. Not every picture will have something written about it mainly because I don't remember
a lot of what I saw... there was a lot to see!

This is what is on the wall just inside the main entrance to the motorcycle museum. They obviously don't have only motorcycles they also have several cars and I believe the worlds largest collection of Lotus race cars.

Erik taking in a beautiful example of a matchless.


Look at all those pipes! Power, Power, Power!!

The entire grounds of Barber Motorsports Park was first class and the artistic detail in something as simple as the presentation of museum pieces was just outstanding!

The Man

Mechanical fuel injection with individual intake runners, dual overhead cam and look at that belt drive!

This "Motorcycle Tree" was really amazing. I didn't take the time to find out but there are quite a few bikes up there. It went down another two sections but my camera could not get the whole thing in one shot.

I posted a picture of a double swingarm Bimoto not that long ago and the whole time I was trying to figure out just exactly how does that thing work? I was in luck because they had one there and if you look at the pictures you can see the design genius.

LOVE these fairings...

Two stroke power

John Surtees, (born 11 February 1934) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and Formula One driver fromEngland. He was 500cc motorcycle World Champion in 1956 and 1958–60, Formula One World Champion in 1964, and remains the only person to have won World Championships on both two and four wheels.
(above borrowed from other sources not out of my own head)

This was a really incredible bike. This was a non factory race team and the innovations on this bike were truly amazing. take a look at the just the frame, there was detail and innovation like that throughout the whole thing!

Same team as above, different rocket ship.

It's all about power to weight.

They even had outboard motors!

This is the area that is on the bottom floor where much of the restoration and preservation processes take place.

The next three pictures are of bikes that are waiting their turn for attention. The museum has around 1300 motorbikes with about 750 always on display. Most of these are ready to be restored.

Nice place to work. This is another area where the workers apply their handy work.

You can walk around the walkway from floor to floor or you can take the elevator. There are bikes on all four corners all the way from floor to ceiling, about four stories up.

In my opinion one of the prettiest bikes Honda has ever made.

One mean Royal Enfield with the track out the window.

Dunstall Triumph

1974 Hercules W2000
Click on the picture below that talks about this bike. I bet it sounded amazing with three combustion's per revolution!

Again, the artistic vibe is everywhere and if you look up from your table as you eat lunch you'll get a good view of these bikes.

The whole weekend was really great and I had a blast with Erik and Ed. I hope that this won't be the last time I get to go to Barber. Maybe this should be a yearly trip?.....