The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum has been deemed the “Largest Motorcycle Museum” in the world by the one and only Guinness World Records. The museum is 144,000-square-feet, five-stories, and houses nearly 1,400 motorcycles — oh, and about 700 of those bikes are on exhibit. The official statement by the London, England-based Guinness World Records Ltd is as follows:
“The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum houses the world’s largest collection of vintage and contemporary motorcycles. The 1,398 unique exhibits are displayed over 13,375 m2 (144,000 ft2) in a five-storey building set in the 336-ha (830-acre) Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, as verified on 19 March 2014.”
According to Jeff Ray, the museum’s executive director, the framed certificate from Guinness will be displayed in the museum lobby. Ray announced the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum’s news during the 2014 Honda Indy Car Grand Prix of Alabama.
Here’s a little interesting tidbit. The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum was featured in the March/April issue of RoadBike where the first Kickstart Classic event was hosted in fall of 2011. We’ve included a shot from the opening spread (right).
For more information about the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, go to barbermuseum.org.