Museum with collection of 230 unique motorcycles burned down in Austria

Museum with collection of 230 unique motorcycles burned down in Austria

January 20, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Top Mountain Crosspoint motorcycle museum burned down in Austria. The fire destroyed 230 rare classic motorcycles and several retro cars.

Visordown reports. The Top Mountain Crosspoint Museum was located at an altitude of 2175 m near the Hochgurl resort. It was the highest museum in Europe.

The unique collection of motorcycles included about 230 unique models from hundreds of brands and different years of production. It was founded by brothers Alban and Attila Scheiber, who have been collecting the collection for several decades. The museum was opened in 2016. The location was chosen as a very picturesque one – the Timmelsjoch track, connecting North and South Tyrol, attracts many tourists every year, including a large number of bikers.

The collection contained many unique, one-off pieces from brands such as Brough Superior, Vincent, Matchless, Sunbeam and Zündapp. In addition, there were several classic cars in the museum, including the legendary James Bond Aston Martin DB5.

The fire broke out at about four in the morning. The fire spread quickly, aided by the large amount of machinery and the wooden structure of the building. The firefighters who arrived at the scene of the tragedy were powerless – the museum burned to the ground. The cause of the fire has not yet been named.