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    2009 Barber Vintage Festival Pix


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    +1 Thanks for posting the pics -- I was just at Barber a couple of weeks ago and know I'm going back for a longer visit next time.
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    WOW...what great pictures !!! I had planed on going but canceled because of the weather forcast. looks like you had a great time. thanks for sharing.

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    Thumbs up

    Rode up to Birmingham on Oct 2 and spent most of Sat at the Barber Motorsports Museum and Complex. Thanks, for digital camers and 2 gig SD cards. I found my first bike a Honda 305 Dream and my second a BSA 441 Shooting Star among a fabulous collection of vintage motorcycles and cars. From board racing, GP, dirt, cruising, bobber, war time, etc, there were bikes that I'd only read about and others I never knew existed. The 5 story bldg overlooks a portion of the racetrack that decends in a right hand turn past a gravel trap to a short straight. The track designers and grounds keepers have done an exceptional job in fitting the challanging track in a such a picturesque setting. I plan on returning next year with a better camera (more mega pixels). Ride Safe

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    Great pictures, thanks. How does this compare to the AMA Vintage Days at Mid Ohio? Anyone been to both? If you could only attend one or the other, is there a preference?
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    Great pictures, thanks

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    I'll add mine too.

    http://cycle.frogfruit.com/v/trip_ride/2009/barber/



    Had a great time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by subagon View Post
    I'll add mine too.

    http://cycle.frogfruit.com/v/trip_ride/2009/barber/

    Had a great time!
    Thanks for the photos -- you got some great shots. Say, you wouldn't happen to remember the year and model KZ (black & orange tank) you photoed?



    Yeah -- I stared at this bike for awhile when i was there.....



    And this one too.....

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    A few pics from my recent visit

    The first real street bikes I rode were a Honda and Kawasaki -- so I'm kind of partial.



    I was hoping to spot a '78 KZ650 -- but no luck. Here's another great Kawasaki..



    I stared at this one for awhile, too....



    My riding buddy pointed out this model specifically -- he used to race one just like it.....1980 Yamaha TZ 250 G

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    At my website you can display higher resolution images of the pictures (look in the upper right hand part of the screen). When I zoomed in on the sign in front of the bike it read "1973 Kawasaki Z1 900"

    Quote Originally Posted by TexanRT View Post
    Thanks for the photos -- you got some great shots. Say, you wouldn't happen to remember the year and model KZ (black & orange tank) you photoed?


    Mike Barfield - Plant City, FL
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    Quote Originally Posted by subagon View Post
    At my website you can display higher resolution images of the pictures (look in the upper right hand part of the screen). When I zoomed in on the sign in front of the bike it read "1973 Kawasaki Z1 900"
    Thanks!
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    good stuff

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    Thanks. I enjoyed them.

    Would you say something about the inflatable church on Page 18?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    Thanks. I enjoyed them.

    Would you say something about the inflatable church on Page 18?
    I never got the scoop on the church, had to assume it was available for anyone wanting a place to worship Sunday AM or anytime for that matter.

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    A lot of people camp/motorhome on site at the track. They have had the church there for the last 3 years that I have attended. It is actually pretty nice and large. I seem to recall they hold a Sunday service for the Campers. I don't go to church so I never dug deeper but that's what I was told.
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