I visited the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum for the first time, and I must say, I was absolutely blown away. Even if you are not a motorcycle or car buff, you will be able to appreciate this amazing collection that is like none other in the world. Here are some more details about it from their website.
“Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is home to the world’s best motorcycle collection. We are dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of motorcycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports.
The collection now has over 1,200 vintage and modern motorcycles as well as a substantial collection of Lotus and other racecars. The collection is the largest of its kind in the world.
There are approximately 600 of the 1,200 motorcycles on display at any given time. These bikes range from 1902 to current-year production. The common street bike is represented, as well as rare one-off Gran Prix race machinery.”
Here are some of my favorite photos that I took during my visit. Enjoy!
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