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Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum – Virtual Tour

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum - Virtual Tour

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum – Virtual Tour

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum began as a private collection in 1988. The museum opened in 1994 with a focus on vintage motorcycles and the history of motorcycles from around the world.

In 1997 the Barber Museum participated in “The Art of the Motorcycle” exhibit that showcased in New York’s Guggenheim Museum. Following the popular success of that exhibit, Barber set out to create a unique facility complete with a track.

In designing the complex, Barber consulted with world champion racers, and in 2003, the Barber Museum was relocated to the Barber Motorsports Park.

Today the museum contains over 1,600 vintage and modern motorcycles and racing cars. It is the largest motorcycle museum in the world, as well as the most extensive collection of Lotus race cars.

The motorcycle collection includes bikes dating from 1904, and they originate from 16 countries and represent over 140 different marques.

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum - Virtual Tour

The Motorcycle stack display – Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Highlights of the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum

  • 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller – the first two-wheeled, motorized machine referred to as a “motorcycle,” the German Hildebrand & Wolfmüller is world’s first mass-produced motorcycle
  • 1959 Ducati 200SS
  • Mario Andretti’s 1981 Lotus 81
  • 1995 The Britten V1000  – built from scratch in John Britten’s backyard workshop in New Zealand, a total of only 10 Britten V1000s were created
  • The collection of about 100 Harley-Davidsons 
  • Lotus Mark IV – Lotus’ first customer car and the only one ever produced
  • Chris Boardman’s Type 108 Olympic Pursuit Bike from 1992
  • Lotus 102D, 1992 racing car
  • The Motorcycle stack display
  • Lotus 41Bwl Formula 2 racing car
  • Bimota YB8
  • Sinclair C5, the smallest road-car

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum - Virtual Tour

A Simplex Servi-Cycle – Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum

  • Museum:          Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum
  • City:                  Birmingham
  • State:                Alabama
  • Country:           United States
  • Established:      1951
  • Type:                Transport Museum, Specialist Museum
  • Location:          6030 Barber Motorsports Pkwy, Leeds, AL, United States

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Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum – 360 Virtual Tours

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum – 360 Virtual Tours

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum – 360 Virtual Tours

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum – 360 Virtual Tours

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum

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Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum

Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum

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“Four wheels move the body,
Two wheels move the soul.”
– Anonymous

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Photo Credit: Dan Wildhirt / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0); Chuck Schultz from Anniston, AL, USA / CC BY-SA; (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) ; ChuckSchultz / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

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