Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Barber Lotus Race Cars

The first leg of my Fall 2015 Road Trip was a run up to the Barber Motorsports Complex in Birmingham, Alabama to attend the Barber Vintage Festival.

Barber hosts one of the two big vintage motorcycle festivals in the states. The other is the AMA Vintage Days in Lexington, Ohio. This year, the Big Versys and I were fortunate to make both events.

While the festival is outstanding, the center piece of the Barber event is it's world famous vintage motorcycle museum. However, often over looked is the outstanding collection of vintage lotus race cars. Having once owned a vintage Lotus (1977 Lotus Esprit S1) I tend to be attracted to the Lotus collection.

Here are a few photos of the Lotus race cars, plus a Ferrari.

These and hundreds of vintage motorcycles make the Barber Museum one of the most famous motorcycle museums in the world. I didn't take a lot of photos this round, but here's a LINK to a slide show from one of my visits to the museum.

Oh, and this year, Barber's theme was a tribute to John Britten.


  1. Amazing post!! It is great to see these brilliant cars here. Thanks for the photos my friend. I also took part in a car racing competition at some local Los Angeles venues. I had so much fun and I want to take part in more racing competitions now.

    1. Barber has a magnificent facility there. I hope you get a chance to see it first hand some day.