A recent event held at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, offered the opportunity to revisit this unique facility during the evening hours, when the collection takes on a brilliant vibrancy. The collection sparkles in beautifully balanced lighting. The Museum is home to more than 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles, with approximately 600 on display on any given day and it is recognized as the largest motorcycle museum in the world. The bikes come from more than 20 countries, representing 200 different manufacturers. Of particular interest was a very early motorcycle, powered by steam. This bike’s firebox is a large metal cylinder located beneath the seat – featuring wood and metal “tires” the bike was capable of attaining 40 MPH. (See image # 30.) Various racing cars are also displayed including, according to the Lotus factory, the world’s largest collection of Lotus racing cars of various vintages. To learn more about this fascinating facility visit http://barbermuseum.org/ . I hope you enjoy the images.