Barber Motorsports Museum is now open, just in time to cast your vote for USA Today 10Best contest

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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Motorcycle and car lovers rejoice!  

Birmingham’s Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum reopened on June 19th for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic closed the attraction in March. 

Here are the their business hours:

  • Monday – Saturday 10:00 to-6:00
  • Sunday –  Noon to 6:00pm  

Some amenities will be suspended including docents, premium tours, and theater access. Guests will be required to follow safety guidelines set forth by governmental officials. Including  the City of Birmingham’s ordinance to wear a face covering in public.

Magic City Treasure

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Barber Motorsports Museum elevator, photo by Pat Byington

If you have never visited the Barber Motorsport Museum there is no place like it in the world.  A visually stunning museum, at any one given time between 750 to 800 motorcycles are on display out of about 1600 in the collection. The museum also has the largest collection of Lotus race cars in the world.

USA Today 10Best  Automotive Museum Contest

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Racing in cool cars. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

In 2018, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum was named the best tourist attraction in Alabama by USA Today 10Best.

This week, 10Best included the Barber Motorsports Museum in a list of twenty museums and attractions nationwide to determine the best  “Favorite Attraction for Automotive Enthusiasts” in the U.S. contest.

This is how USA Today10Best describes the contest:

“Someday, we’ll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we’ll keep supporting the places that inspire us. If you’re a car geek, the USA is packed with places that celebrate these marvels of engineering.”

From car museums and factory tours to behind-the-wheel driving experiences and live auctions, these 20 attractions should be on every automobile enthusiast’s bucket list. 

Vote for your favorite car-centric attraction once per day until voting ends on Monday, July 6 at noon ET. The winning attractions as determined by your vote will be announced on 10Best.com on July 17. 

Vote for Barber Vintage Motorports Museum

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The Chase at the Barber Motorsports Museum entrance – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

So, there you have it Birmingham. Visit the 10Best website and vote for Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum – let’s lead the way!

Cast your vote today !!


  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.