A tripback in time

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Al.Fisherman, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman New Member

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    Thursday, I took friends from Colorado out to the Barber Museum. I know that most will never see it, but some have. The museum is located in Leeds, Alabama, about 30 miles north of where I live. This is the LARGEST collection of motorcycles/motorized bikes in the world. On display, there are approximately 1/2 of Mr. Barbers collection, the other 1/2 were loaned out for display. Many of the race cars were driven by Mr. Barber in competition. Mr.Barber owns a milk processing plant (Barber's Milk), by way the best milk on the market here. What you will see in the pictures are only a small percentage of bikes, mainly like our motorized bikes (peddle start). Total collection exceeds 1,200 displays.

    Once at my photobucket page, http://s982.photobucket.com/albums/ae309/Ron-Becker/Barber Motorsports/ look above the first picture an click "View All"

    Thank you for taking the time to look, and enjoy. There is no copywriter, pass them on as you like.


    Barber : Home
     
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  2. Dan

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    Purty cool Al. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. 2door

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    Very nice collection, Al. Thanks for sharing with the members.
    Tom
     
  4. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat Bonneville Bomber the Salt Flat record breaker

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    Thanks for sharing. Very cool.
     
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    Thanks Ron!

    OMG, my jaw dropped to the floor.

    Works of Art.

    :)
     
  6. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Beautiful stuff. Just beautiful.
     
  7. rustycase

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    Thanks for posting the link Alf.
    Wow! What a great museum !
    I really like the 1915 Iver Johnson.
    Best
    rc
     
  8. Joaquin Suave

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    Thanks so much!

    Man, your pictures are so inspirational. Dang, they sure made things with class back then!
     
  9. greggasbike

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    and its amazing that 100 years later we are doing the same thing ..... except with lesser quality steel and parts ..... lol

    Great post !

    I bet those dreamers , tinkerers and builders would be rolling over in their graves if they knew that 100yrs later in America we can't make parts .....
     
  10. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, really great!
     
  11. Acraze

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    I still need to take a motorcycle trip there. I'm located maybe 3 counties away.
     
  12. Al.Fisherman

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    TCL to Leeds is about 1 hr.I live 30 miles South of I65/I20/I59 Malfunction junction.
     

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