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post #1 of 7 Old 09-04-2014, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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2014 Barber Vintage Festival.....Oct 10-12

Just 5 weeks away........make your plans now. This event keeps getting bigger every year (not always a good thing, due to traffic), but seems to get better with age as well!! If you have never attended this event, I encourage you to do so.........Mid-October in Alabama is typically "beautiful".........mild weather, lower humidity, and colors galore (trees).
You can go to the Barber website and see a listing of events and Vendors.......vintage road race, vintage Trials events, vintage Enduro (sorry, no Vintage MX this year due to a new track expansion), Century Race (100 yr old bikes), bike shows thru-out the complex, The Ace Cafe (think old school cafe racer bikes), New Products Vendor Section, air show during the lunch hour, the Jerry Wood Vintage Bike Auction (J Wood and Compamy Auctioneers, Liquidators for a list of consigned bikes....so far), and of course the 400-500 Vendor Swap Meet Area.
Camping inside the complex has long been sold out.......but the Hiway 280 Corridor is just 20-30 minutes away with plenty of motels/hotels/eateries.

I will be at Swap Meet Space # H-30 again this year......9 years now. Come by, say "hello", and look over my used bikes for sale as well as an assortment of new ROK Straps, Polar Bear Coolers, SOKz Moto-socks, and Jacket/Helmet Caddys......plus Vintage TShirts, magazines, and who knows what else I'll drag out there. :mrgreen:

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-23-2014, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Wow..........100 "views", and no one has responded that they were coming??? This is an awesome event........Barber's biggest feature every year.....more attendees than the Indy Cars or AMA Superbike Races. The Museum is open, and during this event, spectators are allowed down to the ground floor and admittance into all the different restoration rooms (CNC shop, paint, Dyno, etc). Go to www.barbermotorsports.com and browse thru all the races, events, speakers, and bike shows that are held during the 3-day weekend. Also, Jerry Wood has some nice old bikes to auction off....J Wood and Compamy Auctioneers, Liquidators (look under "Consignment List"). PM me with any questions and I'll try to help........camping is sold out (a month or two back), but rooms should be available along the Hiway 280 corridor, as well as Oak Mtn State Park camping. Hope to see you there.......come by Swap Meet Spot #H-30 and say hello, take a load off under our canopy, maybe grab a chili dog, and let's talk Vstroms!!??
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-23-2014, 12:43 PM
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I will be there, missed last year. will be staying with a friend but will come out for the day. I will try to stop by h-30. if anyone out there has not been to barbers you should go. the museum alone is worth the trip not to mention one of the nicest tracks in the u.s.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-29-2014, 03:13 AM
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If you appreciate vintage bikes this is the event to attend. If this track were in California it would be declared the greatest thing since lawn sprinklers. Plus any one can do recon laps on the track (for a small fee of course). There are plenty of very nice backroads leading to Barbers, i.e., you don't have to take I-20.

As for camping, my next biz venture will be Blimp Camping....the next Big Thing, don't ya think? Who cares if ground camping is full? Sleep on a cloud ....
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-09-2014, 10:22 AM
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I'll be there leaving Friday morning. Riding the 12 V Strom.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-10-2014, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hot as hell yesterday, but "clear". Saw lots of nice machinery in the Swap Meet area......as well as what's coming up for Auction on Saturday. Rumor has it that 20,000 MORE tickets were sold for Friday (today), than last year........

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Just got in. Made a day of it. Got there at 8 , left at 5. Looked for you Mark , but there was lots of folks there.

Lord , if I have to look like a Power Ranger , can it at least be Amy Jo Johnson?
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