Barber Vintage Festival 2012

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Bill Harris, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Who is going this year?

    Which campground are you staying at?

    Who is going to have a slot in the Vendor section?

    Anyone in the race?

    Is there an "ADV Central" set up anywhere?

    I'm fired up.
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  2. deaconjones

    deaconjones Been here awhile

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    I'll be there - not camping though. Love this event! :clap
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  3. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    I'll be a day tripper, myself. I live in the next county over and will have a nice 50-mile ride out to the track.

    Blue R60/5 with a black Hannigan fairing.
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  4. Twinboy

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    There will be 6 of us from Asheville arriving at the track on Thursday.We will be camping at the Trackside Camping area at Tram stop 3 with the International Norton Owners Association.We have 8 reserved spots and expect a fine group of Norton/British bike riders to show up.We also have a spot in the vendor area so come by and say hello.
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  5. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna doldrums

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    Motley crew of us ADVers in camp lot C.
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  6. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    I'll be camping in the motor home lot overlooking the motocross track.
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  7. lake_harley

    lake_harley Been here awhile

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    One of my brothers-in-law and I are considering coming down from Missouri for 1 day, probably Saturday. Not being familiar with the area and how much strain the festival puts on hotel room availability, we're thinking of staying 50 or so miles out of Birmingham and then ride over for the day. No particular plans yet, but arriving from the Northwest, it looked like Jasper(?) might be a spot to stop on Friday night. Any suggestions from someone fairly local to the area?

    Thanks

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  8. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Is there anyone going from here who could pick up and send out a t-shirt for me, as due to work and family comitments, I will not be able to get to the US again this year. I will paypal the money over as a gift.

    I would buy one from the Barber shop, but alas it does not allow non USA buyers.

    It is no big deal if you can't, I shall just have to wait until my next visit.:evil
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  9. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Sure. Check your PM.
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  10. NJjeff

    NJjeff Long timer

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    Dam!
    The camping is sold out. :cry
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  11. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna doldrums

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    If you have a three day pass, you can be a guest and share a campsite if you know another inmate or friend who is willing.
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  12. Bill Harris

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    It's been getting more and more popular every year. I usually get my day-pass tickets at the door, but I might go ahead and do them electronically this year, just in case. Also, I remember a long wait in a long line at the ticket gate last year and it's be nice to (possibly) avoid that.
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  13. Al Tuna

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    Bill, if you do it online, you print the tickets and bypass the ticket booth all together. When you roll up to the gates they scan your printout an hand you a wristband and a program.

    Easy Peezy.:deal
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  14. Bill Harris

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    Yes! The idea of filtering to the head of a mile long line of bikes simply appeals to me.

    And the older I get, the grumpier I get in line... :(
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  15. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Easy Peezy, yes indeedie. The at-home printed ticket looks exactly like the at-track printed one (IIRC) and no long line.

    Anyone know what the Ace Corner http://www.barbervintagefestival.org/ace-corner.php (an extra-cost added feature) is? Sounds like a welcome change for tired feets.
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  16. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    They do charge a handling fee if ordering on line.
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  17. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Yep, $5.60 but worth not having to wait in the ticket line. I invariably get in a group of Loudpipessavelives advocates. :eek1
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  18. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    It's BS to charge a handling fee...for what???? To print your own ticket. What handling?? That just irks me. Noticed also mentioned that prices increase on Friday, but no mention by how much.
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  19. Yankee Dog

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    Anybody know when the Century race is? I looked at the website, but all I get in a circular run around. :norton
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  20. davmo

    davmo n00b

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    In the past it was during lunch break on saturday.
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