Barber Motorsports Park Plans Vintage Festival
7 Jul, 2014
Racing, Shows, Swap Meet Planned During 10th Annual Event
The 10th annual Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph Dealers of North America will take place October 10-12 at Barber Motorsports Park. Vendor spaces for the world-class swap meet are already sold-out, and fans will have even more vendors to choose from this year while looking for that special vintage motorcycle part or collectible.
The weekend will consist of on-track racing action provided by the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA), in addition to motorcycle displays, bike shows, the famous Nick and Ernie Stunt Show and so much more. The America’s First Federal Credit Union Fan Zone will feature the popular Wall of Death stunt show, club gatherings, Triumph Motorcycles on display, and a variety of concession and food vendors.
The three-day motorcycle festival is one of the largest vintage festivals in the country. With more than 61,000 attending last year’s festival, up from 57,000 the year before, the festival continues to grow by the thousands each year.
“This event continues to amaze us with how much it grows each year,” stated Rick Humphrey, VP of ZOOM Motorsports, exclusive event promoter of Barber Motorsports Park. “Last year’s event sold tickets in all 50 states and six countries. With more activities and vendors than ever before, this unique festival will be even more exciting for the fans this year. If you haven’t experienced a Barber Vintage Festival before, I encourage you to come out for a great weekend of admiring some beautiful vintage motorcycles both on and off the track.”
Daily tickets for the Barber Vintage Festival are available beginning at $20 or $50 for the three-day weekend in advance. All tickets include free paddock access and fans are encouraged to purchase in advance, as prices will increase the weekend of the event. Weekend parade laps and camping spots are also available in limited quantities. All tickets utilize the convenient print-at-home feature, but this year, fans have the opportunity to purchase a 10th anniversary commemorative ticket for only $5 more.
The legendary Ace Cafe will make its return to the 10th annual Barber Vintage Festival. Admission to the popular London-based cafe will be offered as a ticket upgrade to spectators and will provide access to activities, food and beverage from the Ace Corner Grill, in addition to attractions already scheduled during the nation’s fastest growing celebration of vintage motorcycles. Fans can purchase the affordable ticket upgrade online at www.barbermotorsports.com.
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.barbermotorsports.com.
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 the Museum.
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