Thank you for joining us this year at the 15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival for our Motorcycles by Moonlight Dinner! The evening was a huge success and we thank you for your support. Mark your calendar for next year, October 9, 2020!
Artist Makoto Endo will be making his Motorcycles by Moonlight debut this year! You do NOT want to miss this!
In 2011, Makoto Endo made the decision to change his career path to become a full-time painter. Having never stopped painting while he was in the ad business, this choice was a natural progression for Endo, and his characteristic painting style was soon founded. At first, Endo painted multiple subjects, such as landscapes and portraits, but then began focusing on one subject in particular—motorcycles. Endo now travels to motorcycle shows and rallies where he takes part in live solo painting performances.
Makoto Endo’s one-of-a-kind technique is simple yet powerful: he flings Indian ink on canvas using chopsticks. He has tried many painting tools, except brushes, in order to create a passionate and intense impression. After trial and error, Endo found bamboo chopsticks, chosen for bamboo's strength and flexibility. With his focus completely on motorcycles, Endo has begun exploring new ways of expressing himself. His main goal, however, is to paint the sound of the engine.
This could be you! Tickets on sale now - see available tickets below
Take a trip around the track with a Porsche Track Experience instructor!
Tickets for the Motorcycles by Moonlight Dinner and Fundraiser are on sale below. 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. If you are only attending the Motorcycles by Moonlight dinner Friday evening and not the Barber Vintage Festival, your Motorcycles by Moonlight ticket will allow access to the museum on Friday evening only.
Certain Table Sponsorships include tickets to the Barber Vintage Festival as well as museum access for the weekend. Please see descriptions of each sponsorship level for details.
Thank you all for making the 2018 Motorcycles by Moonlight one of our most successful! Friday evening’s event in the museum’s Grand Atrium kicked off the three-day weekend festival with a plated dinner, proceeds benefiting the not-for-profit Barber Museum. The silent auction included artwork, riding gear, autographed items, and lifestyle items provided by generous donors. After the silent auction closed, the live auction saw active bidding on a painting artist Bill Patterson created in two hours onstage during the event, as well as the official 14th Annual Barber Vintage Festival art painted by Anne Hicks. Some lucky auction winners got to take the “rides of their lives” on the track on Saturday, where they rode as passengers with a professional driving instructor from the Porsche Track Experience and in the museum’s Lotus 2-Eleven Roadster. A special thank you to our Grand Marshal, Colin Seeley, for his participation.
We are looking forward to this year's event with our Grand Marshal, AMA Hall of Famer John Penton! Be sure to mark your calendar for Friday, October 4th and get your tickets NOW!
Highlights from past years events