Barber Motorsports Park is a sprawling 800-acre sports complex located in Birmingham, Alabama, owned by legendary race car driver George Barber. It was designed by Alabama native Richard “Bob” Miller and features the 230,000 square-foot “Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum.”
The “Barber Motor Racing Stadium”Speedway Pro Shop” is located off-site. “Barber Motorsports Museum” exhibits the cars and memorabilia of Barber's various racing ventures. The Park also features a large indoor track and a large outdoor racetrack.
Barber began his racing career with a small team of drivers that won a few races in the late 1960s. He expanded his team to include four others and soon became known as one of America's premier race car drivers. He won more than 40 consecutive races between 1966 and 1968.
In recent years, “Bob” Barber's passion for auto racing and his passion for auto racing history led him to purchase the “Speedway Pro Shop.” He spent several months restoring the old barn-like facility to what it had been before its transformation into the “Speedway Pro Shop.”
The “Speedway Pro Shop” is housed within a barn-like structure, but is designed to resemble a modern race car shop. “Speedway Pro Shop” features a wide array of different vehicles and is decorated with vintage racing posters. “Speedway Pro Shop” also features a large showroom section for customers to view the wide array of new and pre-owned Barber Motorsport cars. Customers may also visit the store on weekends to test drive their own car, or place a “pre-order” for a vehicle at the store.
One of the most popular attractions in “Speedway Pro Shop” is the “Barber Museum and Auto Racing Museum.” The “Barber Museum and Auto Racing Museum” contains the world's largest collection of vintage racing cars and memorabilia. Many of the original racing cars and race cars still have their original parts and documentation. Some of the more obscure and rare cars may even be authentic race cars that have been restored to use on the street.
Another attraction in the “Speedway Pro Shop” is the “Barber Motorsport Museum.” This museum is housed within the historic Barber Race Team Building and contains items from the history of the famed race team, which began in 1920. These include photos, posters, documents, etc. The “Speedway Pro Shop” is situated in the same building as the “Barber Motorsport Museum.”
One of the major attractions of the “Speedway Pro Shop,” is the “Barber Motorsport Historic Circuit.” This circuit was a major part of the racing scene for nearly a century. This is home to one of only two NASCAR “Centennial tracks.”
“Speedway Pro Shop” features an interactive history museum featuring the many historic racing events that have taken place at “Barber Motorsports Park.” The museum includes artifacts and memorabilia from famous races such as the Brickyard 400, Daytona 500, the Canadian Grand Prix, and many other races throughout the years. The museum also showcases a display of “Speedway Pro Shop” merchandise, including autographed race cars and racing gear.
The “Barber Motorsport” building is also home to the “Barber Motorsport Vintage Tour Bus Museum. This bus tour allows passengers to view the original race track, where many of the original “Speedway Pro Shop” races took place, as well as tours through the building and a video demonstration of the operations of the facility. The bus also displays a number of historic photos taken during the racing years.
Many of the cars and race cars featured in “Speedway Pro Shop” were manufactured by various different companies during the racing era of the “Barber Motorsports” Park. A large section of the shop also features a display that contains photos of some of the most famous racing cars that were sold and produced at the track. The collection includes a number of vintage and race cars from different eras, as well as a display of vintage race car parts. These include a large section of race cars that have been restored to their original specifications.
The “Barber Motorsport” building also houses the “Barber Motorsports History and Heritage Center.” The museum highlights many of the cars, trucks, and other vehicles that were used at the famous Barber Motorsports Park during the legendary era of the 1950s.
The “Barber Motorsports” Park is a well known destination for racing fans, whether they are driving through the showrooms to see current vehicles or attending the “Speedway Pro Shop” to view the extensive collection of classic cars. A great place to visit when the weather outside is not so hot! Come and discover what all the fuss is about.