BMWRA at Barber Motor Sports Park

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by BigDoc, May 9, 2014.

  1. BigDoc

    BigDoc Been here awhile

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    http://bmwra.org/news/national-rally

    May 29 - June 1

    Four days with full access to the park and the museum.

    Be sure to bring a big memory card and a fully charged battery.

    This place is incredible.

    Any other inmates going?
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  2. BigDoc

    BigDoc Been here awhile

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    I thought for sure there would be BMWRA members here. My bad.
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  3. Mtbcoach

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    Not a member (yet), just committed to riding down with a group organized by Carolina Euro, be my first rally, should be fun...
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  4. BigDoc

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    You will need a huge memory stick for your camera and an extra battery for the museum. I have not seen the collection in several years and look forward to seeing all the new toys.

    We are also stopping in at Blue Moon Cycle in Norcross, GA to view John's art deco collection of bikes.
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  5. merlin

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    Problem.... Barber's site says one date and BMW site says something else.... doesn't look like everybody has there ducks in a roll.. ????????
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  6. Mtbcoach

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    I don't see any mention of the BMW RA ralley listed anywhere on the Barber Motorsports Park website so it must not exist...
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  7. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    There is a group of us coming from Jacksonville FL. Ready to go now! Looking forward to the museum.
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  8. BigDoc

    BigDoc Been here awhile

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    You are you going to believe? A website? Or an inmate who is running registration on Thursday?
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  9. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    BigDoc,
    I was thinking of riding over to the RA rally while visiting some family in ATL to see the Barber museum for the first time. Will the musuem be open for solo, walk-in tours or do I need to register for a time slot in a group tour? Will I be required to pay the full $75 fee to see the museum and vendor display for a few hours or is there a daily rate?
    Thanks,
    Eddy
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  10. Mtbcoach

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    I can't imagine closing the museum for the rally members only. I'm sure you can visit the museum without registering for the rally...
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  11. BigDoc

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    We have leased the entire facility. You will have to pay the rally fee. There is no discount at this point. No individual passes to the Museum.
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  12. dirtysouthjacket

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    I'll be riding in two up from Columbia SC by way of I20 through ATL starting Thursday evening at 6pm. More than likely will stay with friends on Thursday night in ATL and then get into Barber Fri morning. But who knows, might push on through and get there Thurs late. Can't wait!
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  13. Mtbcoach

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    My bad, thanks for clearing it up...:freaky
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    We're leaving from the Toronto, Ontario area tomorrow morning. Meeting up with some friends in Nashville for a couple of nights, then on to the Rally Thursday morning. We should be there early afternoon - really looking forward to it!
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  15. BigDoc

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    The weather looks like it is going to be perfect. My dogs are looking forward to the trip.
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    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    What's the riding around that area of AL like? Any areas I should look out for?
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  17. Fizzbiz

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    The race track is a work of art. I have done several Porsche track days on track and it's really like racing through Augusta National. I'm heading down Thursday.
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  18. Mtbcoach

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    We had a few challenges on the way down, one flat and a few storms gave us a chance to test our resolve. Heading over to the events now...
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  19. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    Great event. There was so much to see and do!:clap
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  20. BigDoc

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    It is a long haul to Birmingham, but it was well worth the trip.

    Great vendors, terrific organization by the rally staff, showers that were open 24 hours a day, incredible camping facilities, and then there was the MUSEUM. The tour alone was worth the ride.

    I even ran into some perma-banned members from here. I have a pic of the big banner of the banned camp somewhere in my pics.
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