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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2012, 03:54:03 pm »
Is there a general concensus on a motel for this event?
Not sure on the motel. In the last coupla years, we've stayed here:

http://www.talladegacreekside.com/

Along with the clean, neat, and very frugal rates on the cabins, they have RV hookups and primitive camping. Very nice folks that run it. The place caters to Talladega race events, mostly, otherwise it's mostly empty except for the occasional group(think us). We had the whole place to ourselves last year, and about 95% to ourselves the year before. It's about 40 minutes from Barber.

I know IronbuttAL is getting something together for camping at the track, dunno iff'n there is a hotel picked out, last I heard was nothing in particular.

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2012, 05:02:59 pm »
Thank you Steve.  I've got 1-3 other riders coming with me.  I figured I better start looking for a place to stay.

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2012, 12:09:30 am »
I reserved a cabin at Talladega Creekside tonight.  The lady I talked to said they still have cabins open for the Barber Vintage weekend.

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2012, 11:34:00 pm »
For me, the only way to do this is to stay at the track. No traveling to and from another campground or motel. Wake up (maybe late due to too many adult beverages) to the sound of motorcycles, grab a tram and go around a couple of times to see what's doing. Camping pass of $35.00 for three days = $11.66 per night, you're with other motorcyclists in the area, not too late with the noise (NOT Daytona ) to interfer with sleep (as if that would be an issue with me-see other parenthesise), good food and they don't grab you on price. I meet a couple of guys who I hooked up with at the Very Boring Rally in Duluth, MN four years ago. We have a fire, drink too much and smoke cigars, tell lies. The camping community is a bunch of really fun & friendly folks. We have stoves and grills with us and whip up some pretty awesome night meals.
Overnight accommodations for most of the riders has already been determined, so in order to add value to this ride, COG member Allen Chew is working on a Saturday night meal to get us all together, and we're discussing either a steak or BBQ dinner. Allen lives within a few miles of the track, so he's checking all options to see what will best work for us. Museum discount package will be availale to all COG members visiting Barber. Contact me with and questions regards camping at the track, or to say you'd like to be in our group. That would be Lot B if you would like to make reservations with us (through the track please). I work for the track early mornings for a few hours, and will get there Wednesday to capture some premo spots and set up an area for more campers from COG. Hope this helps you with you decision.         Al
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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2012, 05:31:18 pm »
OK, looks like I'm in for this. Got my tickees and camping pass for the Lot B camping festival! Looking forward to it.
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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2012, 01:00:29 am »
OK, looks like I'm in for this. Got my tickees and camping pass for the Lot B camping festival! Looking forward to it.

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2012, 10:18:53 pm »
OK, looks like I'm in for this. Got my tickees and camping pass for the Lot B camping festival! Looking forward to it.
Have fun Eddie. The museum will blow your mind. Don't forget to go in the "basement" to check out the shop.
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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2012, 01:17:23 pm »
I've arranged for the group discount for the museum, so as time nears for this event, I can send you a link to print one out. We'll also have them at the track camping lot B for anyone staying there. Normal price for museum is $15.00, and you now can pay $12.00. Leave time....it's worth it. Burn a day there if the weather isn't the best.       Al

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2012, 10:26:42 pm »
Al scores for us again. Way cool.
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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2012, 11:33:21 pm »
OK, looks like I'm in for this. Got my tickees and camping pass for the Lot B camping festival! Looking forward to it.
Have fun Eddie. The museum will blow your mind. Don't forget to go in the "basement" to check out the shop.
The wife and I were there last year. It was unbelievable! Like a candy store for motorcyclists! Looking forward to it again.
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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2012, 02:51:39 am »
Do be sure to go again as they change out a lot of the bikes etc every several months-even if same still there- there is always something you missed or wanted to check out again!

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2012, 10:50:44 pm »
Bump!

This past weekend has me wanting to ride!
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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2012, 08:26:37 pm »
Well, you snooze you lose. Just worked out to do this but went to register and the only tent camping is in Lot D. There is also motorhome available in lot C. Hate to be stuck out in lot D all by my lonesome. My father in law lives in Oneonta but dont really want to commute to the track everyday, preferred Al's method of being at the track. So, maybe next year.

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2012, 10:22:56 pm »
Kurt,  I can help you out on this.
PM sent.       Al

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2012, 11:31:56 pm »
Al, thank you. I'll touch base with you next weekend up in Hohenwald at the Fall rally.

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2012, 11:44:08 pm »
Woohoo! Kurt's gonna join the party!
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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2012, 11:58:27 pm »
Eddie!!! Yes sir, let the party begin. I owe Al some beers or cigars.

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2012, 12:39:21 pm »
For all going to Barber; If you plan on taking in the museum,and I highly encourage you do that, please send me an email with "Barber" on the header. I'll send back a link to you containing the discount coupon that you can print out. We'll have some there at the campsite, but this will make it easier for everyone involved. See a lot of you knuckleheads next weekend.  Al

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2012, 02:38:58 am »
Calling all riders, The Barber Vintage Festival is coming up soon.
Great Races, BBQ Night, Barber's Museum  Discounts, and Fellowship with your fellow Riders.

We have secured an event hall at the Leed's Legions that will be able accommodate all of us for the BBQ night.
Very short drive from the track!

http://goo.gl/maps/5jUr3
Although we are still working on the final cost the Menu is as following; :103:
Pulled Smoke Pork BBQ - Couple of diffrent BBQ Sauces to choose from.
BBQ Bake Beans
Potato Salad or Southern Coleslaw
Garlic Bread
cant forget the Pickle Slices
And finished with a slice of Cake.
Sweet Tea and Un-Sweet Tea

The Legion has a bar for any other drinks that you may want :beerchug:

We should get to the Legion between 5:00 - 5:30 so we can have a social hour before they start serving the food at 6:30
I understand that we are setting up for a 50/50 raffle and some bench races. 
Should be lots of fun. :rotflmao:

I am hoping to have the registration updated within the next week.
Look forward to seeing you all there.

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2012, 01:39:37 pm »
I live in Leeds about 3 miles from Barbers. Yes, the museum is outstanding, the Vintage Festival and racing is top-notch!  Definitely worth the ride from anywhere.  I'll try to make it to the Legion, sounds like a great time! 

Good ride near the track as well ...   Hwy 25 from Leeds, curvy, great scenery. Make the loop to US 280, then back along Sicard Hollow Road/Rex Lake Rd, passes right back by Barbers and the Bass Pro Shop.

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2012, 03:56:14 pm »
I will definitely be there. I attended almost every year until scheduling prevented me from going for the past 5 years.
Courtyard Highway 25 (http://www.cy-25.com ) used to be the Motorcycle resort "29 Dreams". Some riders may remember the old place. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2012, 05:27:04 pm »
Eddie!!! Yes sir, let the party begin. I owe Al some beers or cigars.

Kurt

Maybe the product of some Tennessee distilleries could help... ;)
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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2012, 05:48:32 pm »
Eddie!!! Yes sir, let the party begin. I owe Al some beers or cigars.

Kurt

Maybe the product of some Tennessee distilleries could help... ;)

Oh indeed, indeed!!
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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2012, 12:39:17 am »
Calling all riders, The Barber Vintage Festival is coming up soon.
Great Races, BBQ Night, Barber's Museum  Discounts, and Fellowship with your fellow Riders.


See you there Allen.

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Re: Barber Vintage Festival
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2012, 10:55:59 am »
I live in Leeds about 3 miles from Barbers. Yes, the museum is outstanding, the Vintage Festival and racing is top-notch!  Definitely worth the ride from anywhere.  I'll try to make it to the Legion, sounds like a great time! 

Good ride near the track as well ...   Hwy 25 from Leeds, curvy, great scenery. Make the loop to US 280, then back along Sicard Hollow Road/Rex Lake Rd, passes right back by Barbers and the Bass Pro Shop.


Look forward to see you there Jeremy, and here is a link about Hwy 25 Road.
http://www.motorcycleroads.com/75/4/Alabama/Alabamas-Mini-Dragon-to-29-Dreams.html

We are getting a great response via Forum and email for attending this event.  Look forward to see you guys all.