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2014 Rally Location

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2014 Rally Location

Here it is folks. a new forum for the upcoming Barber rally.

May 29, 2014 - June 1, 2014 at the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum. Spread the word. Contract is signed!!!

Edited by: womanridge on 2014-01-16 15:51
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How's this for camping? (Barber Motorsports & Park) Click on the image to enlarge.

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We had a site visit this past week. The camping is fabulous. We met with Shawn at BMW Motorcycles of Birmingham. He is providing a preregistration incentive of one set of tires! If you preregister for the rally you will be in a drawing for this great prize. You don't need to be present to win. How cool is that?

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If you are on facebook like "2014 BMW RA Barber Rally". In addition to postings here we'll have pics, etc. on fb. John Landstrom of Blue Moon and Darryl Richman of Vintage BMWMOA are planning a large vintage presence at the Barber.

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Had a great time at the Biltmore. Can I beg for more showers? That was the only negative.
Ron

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Any notion of having track sessions?

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ChaseH » wrote:
Any notion of having track sessions?

Parade laps will be available but if you want to really use the track consider signing up for Keith Code's California Superbike School which is scheduled to be at Barber the same weekend as our rally. Assuming CSS will coincide with the RA rally, it's an incredible opportunity to ride BMW's superbike, the S1000RR, on one of the most beautiful racetracks on the planet, with personal instruction Keith Code and his expert staff.

You'll need to sign up and pay for the school separately, as the RA has no affiliation with CSS. You don’t have to be a fast rider or aspiring racer to take the school. It's for anyone who wants to learn the fine art of cornering in the controlled environment of the racetrack. You don't even need a bike or leathers, as CSS offers both for rent. Spots will be limited, so if you have any interest in exploring the safest superbike ever made around Barber’s great race facility, you'll want to check the CSS and RA websites often and book a spot as soon as the dates are confirmed and CSS registration opens.

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George Nyktas » wrote:
Parade laps will be available but if you want to really use the track consider signing up for Keith Code's California Superbike School which is scheduled to be at Barber the same weekend as our rally. Assuming CSS will coincide with the RA rally, it's an incredible opportunity to ride BMW's superbike, the S1000RR, on one of the most beautiful racetracks on the planet, with personal instruction Keith Code and his expert staff.

You'll need to sign up and pay for the school separately, as the RA has no affiliation with CSS. You don’t have to be a fast rider or aspiring racer to take the school. It's for anyone who wants to learn the fine art of cornering in the controlled environment of the racetrack. You don't even need a bike or leathers, as CSS offers both for rent. Spots will be limited, so if you have any interest in exploring the safest superbike ever made around Barber’s great race facility, you'll want to check the CSS and RA websites often and book a spot as soon as the dates are confirmed and CSS registration opens.

George Nyktas
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Thanks! Good to know that CSS will be there. I've taken their 2 day course before and plan on doing it again, so this may be a good opportunity for that. I just saw Keith 2 weeks ago at Laguna Seca. I may be trucking down to Barber with something a bit less tour worth, rather than the continent conquering GS.

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In addition to all the vintage bikes at Barber a short ride will take you to the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham. Visit a world of vintage aircraft, awesome engines, world-class models and legendary aviation pioneers when you explore the South's aviation history. This is also the home to the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame. Interesting exhibits such as the Tuskegee Airmen, with three of their training aircraft, the Korean War exhibit as well as the B-25 recovered from Lake Murray in South Carolina.

southernmuseumofflight.org

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Sculpture outside Barber Museum

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Work is in progress for the 2014 BMW RA Rally at the Barber. Watch our website for continued updates and information

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If you would like email blasts as this rally unfolds email me at: tinarashell333@yahoo.com
In the subject heading write "Barber". I'll add you to the group email blasts.

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Birmingham Downtown. Alabama's largest city. A walking tour will take you to the place where hot peanuts have been sold for more than 100 years. Many civil rights sites and the location known as the "heaviest Corner on Earth".

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Any RA discounts on lodging in the area?

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Not yet but we're working on it. Thanks for asking and we'll try and post something asap.

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HUD » wrote:
Any RA discounts on lodging in the area?

In answer to your question Hud, here is one response we have so far:
We are conveniently located off of Highway 280 and I-459. We are within walking distance to numerous restaurants and just minutes away from the finest, upscale shopping in the Southeast!!! Barber Motorsport Park is approx 16 miles from the hotel. Just a straight shot up I-459!!!

At this time we would like to offer a block of 25 rooms per night at a VERY special rate of $89.00 plus tax! This rate includes breakfast and wireless internet!

Whitney Davis | Director of Sales| Hampton Inn Birmingham-Colonnade
3400 Colonnade Parkway | Birmingham, AL 35243

Phone: 205-967-0002 | Fax: 205-969-0901

in addition, there is a Hampton Inn just outside the entrance to Barber. Another option is the next exit east of The barber exit, 4.7 miles On I-20. It has a Best Western, Super 8 & Days Inn.

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More lodging choices

And another option:

We wish to offer your rally group 20% off regular rates for the time period of May 28,29,30, 31, June 1 during the BMW rally at Barber Motor Sports. It is a fully restored Mansion from 1898 and on the National Historic Registry. We offer elegant accommodations.

Please list our property with your advertisements:

HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST
2028 Highland Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35205
205-930-5800

Regular Rates: $109 to $159 plus tax/night
Your Rates: $87 to $127 plus tax/night

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Barber Rally registration

How do you or do you need to register for the Rally @ Barber in May

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mike s » wrote:
How do you or do you need to register for the Rally @ Barber in May

Thank you for asking Mike s. Pre-registration will be available on the RA website any day now. Watch this thread for information.
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WR - Thanks for the lodging info. Keep it coming!

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Another Motel deal:
Quality Inn
155 Vulcan Road
Homewood, Alabama 35205
205-945-9600-phone
205-945-5706-fax

We are responding to your request for room availability for your upcoming event scheduled from May 29, 2014 thru June 1, 2014. We do have rooms available and well suited for the occasion. We offer free wifi, free cable, free local and long distance call, free parking, free breakfast every morning, interior and exterior coridors, microwave and mini fridges in all rooms and a clean safe environment for you and your family and friends to enjoy.

Regular rates for our rooms are $70-$75 per night, but we are willing to offer you a great discounted rate of $63.25 per room with an obligation to reserve 10 rooms or more or stay a minimum of 7 days.

However, I do want to inform you that our meeting space is unavailable at this time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call at 205-945-5706, fax at 205-945-5706 email at gm.al228@choicehotels.com or just stop by and visit at 155 Vulcan Road, Homewood, Alabama 35209.

Thanks,
Sandrea Anderson
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