10 State Road Trip

barber vintage motorsports museum

Diana and I recently visited her Dad in Clearwater, Florida. Took the Toyota Corolla… I know not very exciting. Drove straight through seven states to get there in 20 hours. After spending a few days in chilly Florida we went to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Alabama. We consulted with Lady R who recommended Rt 25 that took us from Montgomery into Leeds where the museum is. That was an awesome road! Made us wish we were on the bikes. Glad we consulted with the local experts. Too bad we couldn’t meet up with Lady R and Harley but our schedules didn’t quite match up. The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum was unbelievable! Makes the Solvang Museum look like a salvage museum. Will post story and pictures soon. Tons of pictures! I must warn you Dave, these pictures will put you over the edge and you will be taking Tramp straight to Alabama after you see what is inside this building. Can you say Crockers?! We hit Tennessee and West Virginia on the way home making a total of ten states on our road trip. Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson is a cool dealership! More to come on these stories. Stay tuned.

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7 Responses to “10 State Road Trip”

  1. I also spent some holiday time in chilly Florida. I am planning a trip to NC and the Smokey Mountains this summer. Any suggestions?

  2. I picked up a great brochure at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson called Circle the Smokies. Call Smoky Mountain Convention & Visitors Bureau and ask for it. 1-865-448-6134 or 865-983-2241. Or contact the dealership. if you go by bike you can ride the Cherohala Skyway and Tail of the Dragon. If you can visit the Barber Motorsports Museum, do it!

  3. Sounds like a good trip. The part that really caught my attention is driving through 7 states in 20 hours. Being Australian I could drive that long and still be in the same state. In fact in Western Australia that would be only the halfway point.

  4. I too am sorry our schedules couldn’t match up, but I can’t wait to see what you thought of the Museum. We are probably going up again this Spring… we want to organize a ride with our Panama City friends and take them up there. I knew you would like Hwy. 25! It’s our own little version of some “tail”. LOL!

  5. Twitch,
    Funny, isn’t it, how things are so relative depending on your experiences…in Europe you’d go across 7 countries in 20 hours!!! LOL
    Anyway, it’s just over 1000 miles. Before I was married I used to do the drive in about 16 hours….but Jay insists on actually stopping along the way……says he has to pee, eat, & stretch his legs….whatever would you need to do that for???

  6. Lady R,
    Route 25 was awesome! It was just what we needed to spice up almost 3 solid days on the highway. I was just sad to see it end so soon, I wanted more…except then it dropped me off at the museum, so I kinda got over it quick. The museum is totally amazing, I love how it is all open. And the 4 towers of bikes surrounding the elavator is just wild!
    We will definitely keep you posted on further travels in your area. We bloggers will have to hook up someday. I figure if you travel in the same circles, it’s bound to happen sooner or later!
    Happy New Year!

  7. 20 hours is do-able and it sounds like you took a nice scenic road to make it a good drive too. Yes, I believe we should all hook up too. Maybe meet in the middle someplace.

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