Saturday, October 29, 2011

Barber Motorsports, Vintage Fest 2011: Part 3 WRAP UP!

Three days of cylcle-sensrory overload has taken weeks to process. If I could do it all over again - which I'm planning on doing next year, I would have made an itinerary so I could've seen more as I completely missed the Ace Cafe and the Wall Of Death, the auction results as well as many people who I simply never crossed paths with. Hind sight is 20/20.
George Roulson says hi to Michael lawless in the Paddock area. 
A nice Bonneville someone rode to the event.

A quick walk through the park over to the auction house, checking out other spectators rides along the way, snapped some pictures and then headed to the AMCA swap meet.

A well sorted Triton with alternator model pre unit .

An Ariel Square Four in a Norton Featherbed frame. Unusual special dubbed the Esquire.

1959 Norton ES2 in prime condition. 500 single,  street bike.
Over at the swap meet bargains were being had, trades being made and window shoppers like myself being dazzled. I was good, I only bought a license plate bracket for a triumph I'm restoring. NO NEW PROJECTS!

Check out the hole through the center down tube for the air filter. This would make a nice project...

BSA's feeble attempt to bring back the Gold Star. Too little too late. They went under a year later.

Nice patina on this original Ducati Sport

This still has the dealer stickers. A cool look into the history of the bike.

Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

The sport had nice clean Cafe style lines for a 70's production machine.

The handlebars can be low profile for speed, or raised for touring.

Twin Leading Shoes?

No, 4LS! Plenty of stopping power on this drum brake.

A bike I'd love to own someday.

1966 TT Special.

Matchless G80

Triumph Speed Twin 5T display motor.

Lots of billet! Dual carb race manifold, Oil cooler cross section, square pipe clamps, valve caps etc...

1957 DBD34 BSA with RRT gearbox. Needs work but could be  great racer!

Nice late 50's early 60's Jawa twingle (two exhaust one cylinder)

BSA's DKW engineered 2 stroke single.


Remember James' Rocket firing BSA from Thunderball?

This guy made an exact replica complete with missile control box behind the fairing.

It's only original once.

Very nice plunger framed BMW R series.

Cushman Scooter/Soda Vendor!

Moto Guzzi Dondolino 

Small displacement Excelsior project for the ambitious type.

Lots of triumph parts available. Side panels and oil tanks.

More Triumph parts!

This guy had the ultimate pre unit selection.

Very cool German NSU 2 stroke.

750 bucks & this claims to bore your cylinders accurately. Calling Mike from American Pickers!

Restored BSA dirt tracker with documented race history.

Look at the placement of the oil tank. I assume it works because it won races.
A well sorted pre unit Bonnie

The blue on blue period.

Another NSU project bike for sale.

Anyone know where I can find these seat clamps for MY Tiger cub?

mini Smiths.

A very well sorted Triumph T20 scrambler. Love it.
It was hard to leave on Sunday, but I had to catch a 4:30 flight back to Philly, so I left early. Sadly, I missed a lot of people and events. Next time I'm going down Thursday night to camp. Out of all the Vintage meets throughout the country, this has got to be the biggest and best. The staff were friendly, the park was beautiful, the attractions were spectacular and the amount of visual information was mind boggling. Thank you to George Barber for sharing his collection with the world and building such a top notch facility. See you next year.


  1. I had to take a second look at the bike with the oddly placed tank. Well, if the bike did and still can function properly, then I'm not complaining.

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  3. Now that you mention it Dick, I do have to agree that the oil tanks on that one bike are in an unusual location. Whatever works I guess. Another thing that caught my eye is the soda vendor bike. I can only guess how difficult it must be to drive around with that big soda container in the front. It might have been better if the icebox was placed in the back of the bike.

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