Birmingham, Ala. (Aug 23) - With more to see and more to do this year, the 8th annual Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph Dealers of North America is already promising to be the biggest to date in its short history. The fastest growing celebration of vintage motorcycles is scheduled for October 12 – 14, 2012 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
In addition to three full days of on- and off-track racing action provided by AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association), the Barber Vintage Festival offers more activities for the entire family:
• Triumph motorcycle display
• America's First Federal Credit Union Fan Zone, featuring several motorcycle dealers, accessory vendors, concessions and more
• World famous Barber Swap Meet
• "Motorcycles by Moonlight", a fundraiser benefiting the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum
• Nick “Apex” Brocha and Ernie “EDub” Vigil Stunt Show
• American Motor Drome Company's "Wall of Death" Stunt Show
• Victoria Stunt Show
• Parade laps each day (available for additional purchase)
• Race of the Century, featuring motorcycles made before 1913
• Aerostars airshow
• Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association
• Several club gatherings
• Technical seminars, and more
"It's amazing how much this event has grown in such a short amount of time," says Rick Humphrey of ZOOM Motorsports, the exclusive promoter and management team for the Barber Motorsports Park. "With such an enthusiastic fan base for vintage motorcycles, it's a privilege for us to host an event that so many people are excited to attend. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones over the course of the weekend."
Daily tickets for the Barber Vintage Festival are available beginning at $20 in advance or $40 for the three-day weekend. All tickets include free paddock access and fans are encouraged to purchase in advance, as prices will increase the week of the event. Tent and motorhome camping is also available in limited quantities.
Throughout the weekend, kids 12 and under receive free general admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For additional information and to purchase tickets or camping, visit www.barbervintagefestival.org.
Adding to the weekend activities, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum will feature extended hours, special displays and technical seminars. Tickets to the Museum are available separately from Barber Vintage Festival tickets and can be purchased inside.
About Barber Motorsports Park and ZOOM Motorsports:
Barber Motorsports Park opened in the spring of 2003. Since its inception, ZOOM Motorsports, LLC has been the exclusive event promoter for the events at the Park. The 2.38 mile racing circuit is 45 feet wide, with 17 turns and elevation changes of more than 80 feet. The Barber Motorsports Park has been considered one of North America’s finest road courses for car and motorcycle racing, and has served as the venue for several international product launches. The Barber Motorsports Park also features the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. This 144,000 square-foot facility houses more than 1,000 vintage and modern motorcycles from 17 different nations and more than 125 manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.barbermotorsports.com.