George Barber is the former dairy magnate and real estate developer who built Birmingham’s Barber Motorsports Park and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Barber was elected in the AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Frame in the Ambassador/Industry category for the Class of 2014.
The museum had been recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest motorcycle museum in the world. The collection numbers more than 1,400 motorcycles. The five-story glass, steel and concrete structure features eye-catching displays of motorcycle towers and machines suspended from walls. It is part of a 830-acre park, which features a 16-turn, 2.38-mile road racing track and draws auto and motorcycle races, conventions and festivals throughout the year.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Oct. 17 in Orlando as part of the AMA National Convention. The remaining 2014 inductees will be announced in random order in the coming weeks.