Daily tickets for the Barber Vintage Festival are available beginning at $25 or $60 for the three-day weekend. All tickets include free paddock access and fans are encouraged to purchase in advance, as prices will increase the week of the event. Weekend parade laps are also available in limited quantities and kids 12 & under receive free general admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Please note that tickets will be in the form of a wristband and can be picked up at Will Call located at the Hampton Inn. Adding to the weekend activities, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum will feature extended hours, special displays, technical seminars and events surrounding the life of John Britten such as An Evening with Britten, a fundraiser similar to the prior years Motorcycles by Moonlight event. For tickets, the full schedule, and more information, visit www.barbermotorsports.com or call 1-877-332-7804.
BBJ - Mike talked with Alan Alexander from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed the Alabama Launchpad competition and how it has added jobs and small businesses and how local hospitals team up in the fight against breast cancer. For more on these and other business stories, visit birminghambusinessjournal.com.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Jill to the Great Horned Owl. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
ATROX - Atrox Factory opens its doors this weekend! Atrox is open every Wednesday through Sunday between now and October 31st. It is open from 6:30-10pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm-12am on Fridays and Saturdays, and 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. on Sundays. There is a $5 per person charge at the gate during celebrity appearances. The entry fee is $20. Atrox accepts cash only - no credit cards or checks. There is an ATM available inside. And you can purchase your tickets online. Atrox does not charge for parking. Lines are long on the weekends so arrive early. The entrance gate closes once the lines reach capacity. Atrox Factory is located at 8484 Parkway Drive in Leeds. For more information, visit atroxfactory.com. This weekend's special guest is Bill Johnson. He is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Leatherface in the 1986 horror film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2." Bill was chosen to play the cannibalistic, chainsaw and sledgehammer-wielding, mentally disabled serial killer Leatherface in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2." Despite negative reviews from critics due in part to the film relying much more on gore and black comedy than its predecessor, the film has become a cult classic and it gained Bill notoriety as one of the six actors to have portrayed the character.
COMEDIAN - What's the best way to describe Etta May? "Minnie Pearl with a migraine." To put it simply, when Etta May takes the stage, she is the reigning Queen of Southern Sass and Your Woman for the 21st Century! This colorful comedienne, known for her trademark floral blouse, polyester pants, horn-rimmed glasses, and print bandana, used to tip the scale at an impressive 250 pounds. Having dropped over a hundred pounds she reflects, saying "You know you're getting fat when you sit in the bathtub and the water in the toilet rises!" For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at 205-444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
SAVVY SHOPPER - The Savvy Shopper Christie Dedman joined us with a few ideas to save you money! Shutterfly is offering $20 off $20 purchase now through Oct. 13. Use code FIRSTGIFT at checkout. The code will work on sale items, you can get a jump on Christmas cards or gifts. It doesn't cover shipping charges. Visit www.shutterfly.com. Target is offering buy one get one free today and Saturday on all Halloween kids costumes and accessories. Prices start at $4 for accessories. You can get the deal online or in the store. Visit www.target.com/. If you've been wanting to try CrossFit, there's a brand new gym that opened up this week on University Blvd. CrossFit Laminin is offering a one-time free workout this Saturday, open to everybody of all abilities starting at 8:30 a.m. Savings of $15 drop in rate. It will be a partner workout, so you can bring a friend or they'll pair you up. This is a great way to check out CrossFit at no charge. You can let them know you're coming by messaging them through their website or Facebook. Visit http://www.crossfitlaminin.com/ for contact information. It is located at 533 University Blvd, Birmingham. Call 205-703-0972.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, FOX actress Abigail Breslin turns her popular blog into a book! She joins us to tell us all about it! Teach your kids about money - we show you age-appropriate lessons to teach them! Comedian Huggy Lowdown comes to town and drops by the studio! Kane Hodder from "Jason" does the same! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day!