The History of Barney's.....
When Barney and Rosalee Barclay opened their first shop selling Indian Motorcycles it was 1946. Being an Indian dealer during those early years wasn't "easy street" and the demise of the Indian factory in the early 50's didn't make things any easier. The business was moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1953 and has remained in the same location ever since. The Barney's family aquired the Brandon location in 1999.
Over the years we have been dealers for many different brands of motorcycles; AJS, BMW, BSA, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Lambretta Scooters, Norton, Triumph, and Zundap, to name a few. Now we proudly sell Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Can-Am and Sea-Doo at our Brandon location. Over the years we have also grown to be one of the largest boat and watercraft dealers in the southeast.
In 2002 we completed an addition to the Brandon store which nearly doubled the size of our building. As of 2009, we have expanded again. In order to better serve the watersport enthusiast, we have added a new watercraft and boat showroom. Drop in and see for yourself what a difference a little extra space can make.
With over 63 years experience in the powersports industry, we know what it takes to keep our customers satisfied, treat them as part of the "Barney's Family".