AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame - Class of 2014: George Barber
George Barber's biographical video shown at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
is arguably the world's most prolific collector of motorcycles.
He is the founder of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and creator of the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Barber's early interest in motor vehicles manifested itself in Porsche racers during the 1960s, when he
own cars and notched 63 first-place finishes.
became intrigued with motorcycles, especially the variety of ways different designers and engineers chose to solve similar problems.
began collecting motorcycles and decided to open a museum when the collection reached about 60.
, the world-renowned Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
holds a collection of more 1,400 motorcycles, with more than 700 on display at any given time.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people visit the 830-acre Barber Motorsports Park
that includes a 2.38-mile roadracing track.
was unable to attend the ceremony.
In an acceptance speech video, Barber
thanked those who contributed to his
museum and invite the motorcycling community to visit and enjoy both his
collection and track.
George Barber's acceptance speech video shown at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
George Barber - founder of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Barber Motorsports Park