Adventure junkies visit places where they can jump off a plane and take a feel of how it feels when you are about to die. The more naughty, pot bellied types are on a constant hunt to find cheap air tickets to Bangkok, while visiting Amsterdam or the Sin City is on their bucket list. Women dream of spending their entire life shopping at the Portobello Street, closer home, they might even spend an entire day at Fashion Street, hunting for a hair-clip which made an appearance in their dream.
Some travel across the globe to find their gods, restore their faith and worship the almighty. For some, motorcycling is a religion and no other god is bigger than the god of speed, a god who only accepts his offerings in the form of a fast travelling machine. These saints can meditate for centuries on the saddle, making saddle sore appear like a joke. What happens if such species are let loose in an enclosed space, which houses the best and perhaps the largest collection of motorcycles in the world.
The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is home to the world’s best motorcycle collection and has over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars in their inventory. They also have the largest collection of Lotus cars as well as other significant makes. There are approximately 600 of the 1200 motorcycles on display at any given time and bikes range from 1902 to current-year production. The collection boasts of bikes from over 20 countries representing 200 different manufacturers and bikes have been purchased from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden, but also as close as down the street. The museum displays common street bikes as well as rare one-off Gran Prix race machinery. The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is located at the 830 acre Barber Motorsports Park, which also includes a world class 2.38 mile racetrack.
If you ever have to make the pilgrimage, below is the address:
6040 Barber Motorsports Parkway,
Birmingham, AL 35094,
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