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MOTORCYCLES BY MOONLIGHT 2017


Thank you to this year's Supporting Sponsor - John 3:16

The long-celebrated Motorcycles by Moonlight makes its return to the 13th Annual Barber Vintage Festival on the evening of Friday, October 6th, at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.  The evening will consist of a live and silent auction, dinner, and a short program featuring Grand Marshal and AMA Hall of Famer, Wes Cooley.  For more information and to purchase tickets, see additional information below.

Wes Cooley


Grand Marshal of the 13th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

Wes Cooley is known for being one of the hard-charging riders of the 1970s and 80s who helped bring AMA Superbike racing into the modern era. Before Cooley, many of the riders in Superbike were older, more conservative, and rode European twin-cylinder "cafe racers." Cooley, riding powerful but ill-handling big-bore Japanese four-cylinder machines, entered the competition and upped the level of competition in the series.

California-born Cooley won his first AMA Superbike race in 1977 on a Kawasaki KZ1000 built by Hideo “Pops” Yoshimura. Both Cooley and Pops switched to using better-handling Suzuki bikes thereafter. Cooley won the 1979 and 1980 AMA Superbike Championships on a Yoshimura Suzuki GS1000, and earned eight podiums throughout his racing career. He even made history by becoming the first rider to win an AMA Formula One National on a specially-built four-stroke Suzuki GS1000-based F1 bike.

When Cooley sustained life-threatening injuries in a racing accident in 1985 at Sears Point, he moved out of professional racing and earned a nursing degree. It was actually while he was recovering from his racing accident that he decided to pursue a career in the medical field.

Cooley is celebrated for changing the face of AMA Superbike racing in its formative years. Always a fan-favorite, he often took the time after a hard day of racing to sit down and chat with admiring fans. He was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2004.

Visit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame website for more information on Wes Cooley.

Dine with Wes Cooley!


Special Dinner Guest

Would you like to have dinner with Wes Cooley?  If you become our Preservation Level Sponsor of the Motorcycles by Moonlight Dinner, your table will have the pleasure of dining with our Grand Marshal.  For Table Sponsorship Information, see registration information below.

Featured Live Auction Item - Bill Patterson - Motorsports Artist


Live Performance of Art

Bill Patterson is an internationally known motorsports artist.  His paintings are owned by some of the biggest names in motorsports today and his clients include Andretti Racing, BMW, Honda, Firestone, Continental, Audi, and many, many more.  His professional career spans 25 years, and was sparked by his love of art at a young age, and his passion for motorsports, after watching his first race as a teenager in Argentina.

He is the Official Artist of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and performs live paintings in front of audiences for charity events, special events, and corporate entertainment.  Bill is continually redefining his goals for each new painting, making each piece part of a progression.  Asked which is his favorite painting he has ever done, the answer is always the same: "The next one!"

"My goal with each new painting is to attempt to convey to the viewer some of the passion I feel about racing, to position the observer in the car, and to convey a sense of the speed and sound of that experience."

http://billpatterson.com/

Live Art Performance


Bill Patterson will be creating a unique piece of art during the Motorcycles by Moonlight Event to be auctioned off during the live auction portion of the evening. You don't want to miss a chance at this one-of-a-kind piece!

BID ON A RIDE IN ONE OF THESE BEAUTIES!


2002 Radical R3 or 2008 Lotus 2-Eleven Roadster

Highest bidder on each car will be driven around the Barber Motorsports Track on Saturday following the Moment of Sound, honoring the late John Surtees.

Silent Auction Preview


Lou Van Kooten Sculpture

Lou Van Kooten Sculpture

University of Alabama Sports Memorabilia

Clemson University Sports Memorabilia

His and Hers Riding Jackets from Rev It

New Items to be added soon

RESERVE YOUR MOTORCYCLES BY MOONLIGHT TICKETS NOW!


Exclusive Access to the Dinner and Fundraising Event to benefit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Tickets for the Motorcycles by Moonlight Dinner and Fundraiser are on sale now.  Individual tickets include museum access for Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as the Friday evening event in the museum but do not include access to the Barber Vintage Festival. If you wish to attend the Vintage Festival, you will still need to purchase tickets for the weekend at http://www.barbermuseum.org/events/barber-vintage-festival

Table Sponsorship includes tickets to the Barber Vintage Festival as well as museum access for the weekend

 

Motorcycles by Moonlight 2017 Registration



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Motorcycles by Moonlight 2017 - Individual

STARTS: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
ENDS: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 9:00 PM

This ticket is for one individual and includes the following:

  • Admission to the museum beginning at 6:00pm and ending at 9:00pm on Friday, October 6, 2017. Check in will begin at 5:30pm.
  • One seat for the Motorcycles by Moonlight Dinner (Table assignment received at check in).
  • Opportunity to participate in both a silent and live auction to benefit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
  • (3) Day Pass to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum for Vintage Festival Weekend.

Please note that purchase of an individual ticket does not include access to the Barber Vintage Festival.  You will need to purchase Vintage Festival tickets to gain access to the property for the park and track events.  Vintage Festival tickets are available at the following site:

http://www.barbermuseum.org/events/barber-vintage-festival


Individual Ticket

$150.00

Motorcycles by Moonlight 2017 - Research & Development Level Table

Group Ticket - 8 Attendees
STARTS: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
ENDS: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 9:00 PM

This ticket includes the following:

  • Admission to the museum for 8 guests beginning at 6:00pm and ending at 9:00pm on Friday, October 6, 2017.  Check in will begin at 5:30pm.
  • Table for 8 guests for the Motorcycles by Moonlight Dinner (Table assignment received at check in)
  • Opportunity to participate in both a silent and live auction to benefit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
  • Sponsorship recognition on:
  • Event Program
  • Table Signage
  • Item Placement in Swag Bag (Optional)
  • (8) 3-Day Passes to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum with Bridge Access
  • (8) 3-Day Passes to Barber Motorsports Park for Vintage Festival Weekend
  • Option to add a Special Guest to sit at your table for dinner for $500 (Limited Availability)

Table of 8 R&D Level

$2000.00

Motorcycles by Moonlight - Conservation Level Table

Group Ticket - 8 Attendees
STARTS: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
ENDS: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 9:00 PM

This ticket includes the following:

  • Admission to the museum for 8 guests beginning at 6:00pm and ending at 9:00pm on Friday, October 6, 2017.  Check in will begin at 5:30pm.
  • Table for 8 guests for the Motorcycles by Moonlight Dinner (Table assignment received at check in)
  • Opportunity to participate in both a silent and live auction to benefit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
  • Sponsorship recognition on:
  • Facebook/Twitter/Instagram posts
  • Event Program
  • Table Signage
  • Item Placement in Swag Bag (Optional)
  • (8) 3-Day Passes to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum with Bridge Access
  • (8) 3-Day Passes to Barber Motorsports Park for Vintage Festival Weekend
  • Option to add a Special Guest to sit at your table for dinner for $500 (Limited Availability)


Table of 8 Conservation Level

$4500.00

Motorcycles by Moonlight 2017 - Restoration Level Table

Group Ticket - 8 Attendees
STARTS: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
ENDS: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 9:00 PM

This ticket includes the following:

  • Admission to the museum for 8 guests beginning at 6:00pm and ending at 9:00pm on Friday, October 6, 2017.  Check in will begin at 5:30pm.
  • Prime Table for 8 guests for the Motorcycles by Moonlight Dinner
  • Opportunity to participate in both a silent and live auction to benefit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
  • Sponsorship recognition on:
  • Facebook/Twitter/Instagram
  • Email Blasts/Press Release/Vintage Festival Website
  • Event Program
  • Table Signage
  • Souvenir Ticket 
  • Item Placement in Swag Bag (Optional)
  • (16) 3-Day Passes to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum with Bridge Access
  • (16) 3-Day Passes to Barber Motorsports Park for Vintage Festival Weekend
  • Option to add a Special Guest to sit at your table for dinner for $500 (Limited Availability)


Table of 8 Restoration Level

$7000.00

Motorcycles by Moonlight 2017 - Preservation Level Table

Group Ticket - 10 Attendees
STARTS: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
ENDS: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 9:00 PM

This ticket includes the following:

  • Admission to the museum for 10 guests beginning at 6:00pm and ending at 9:00pm on Friday, October 6, 2017.  Check in will begin at 5:30pm.
  • Front Center Table for 10 guests for the Motorcycles by Moonlight Dinner
  • Wes Cooley, Grand Marshall of Barber Vintage Festival, will be your guest for dinner
  • Opportunity to participate in both a silent and live auction to benefit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
  • Sponsorship recognition on:
  • Facebook/Twitter/Instagram
  • Email Blasts/Press Release/Vintage Festival Website
  • Event Program
  • Table Signage
  • Souvenir Ticket 
  • Item Placement in Swag Bag (Optional)
  • (30) 3-Day Passes to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum with Bridge Access
  • (30) 3-Day Passes to Barber Motorsports Park for Vintage Festival Weekend

Table of 10 Preservation Level

$10000.00


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