The Across the World on Two Wheels exhibit is now open to the general public on the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. The exhibit options bikes from the famend Barber Classic Motorsports Museum assortment and can run by means of March 2, 2024.
The Barber Museum assortment is taken into account one of the crucial complete and internationally acknowledged motorbike collections on this planet. Positioned in Birmingham, Alabama, the museum was based in 1995 by former racing driver and vehicle collector George Barber, and its holdings, which give attention to telling the historical past of the motorbike from a global, multi-thematic perspective, embody over 1,800 uncommon, collectible, and iconic bikes stretching from the nineteenth century to current day.
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The Barber Museum’s assortment consists of bikes constructed by practically 200 totally different producers from 20 international locations across the globe and represents practically each side of bike historical past, from fashionable manufacturing road bikes to uncommon one-off Grand Prix racers.
In 2003, the museum expanded to an 880-acre motorsports park, together with a 16-turn, 2.38-mile racetrack, and annually, the ability hosts the Barber Classic Competition, which encompasses a full slate of classic and unique racing, a swap meet, distributors, demo rides on trendy bikes, and extra.
The Across the World on Two Wheels exhibit, which is held within the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Richard Varner Household Gallery on the second flooring of the 100,000-square-foot museum, attracts from the Barber Museum’s in depth holdings to spotlight the motorbike’s growth, from its early origins as a way of private transportation to its modern-day prominence world wide as a automobile whose fashion, reputation, and utility parallel these of its four-wheeled counterparts.
Bikes on show embody the 1928 Sunbeam Mannequin 80 TT, a 1929 Excelsior Tremendous X, the 1961 Yamaha RR250 “Yellow Tanker,” a 1919 Harley-Davidson Mannequin 19 J, the 2008 Honda CBR600RR raced by Jake Zemke, and the 1905 Indian Single, amongst many extra.
For extra info, together with different displays at the moment on show, go to the Petersen Automotive Museum web site.