Video: A Collection Of 230 Unique Motorcycles Burned Down In Austria Along With A Museum
The Top Mountain Crosspoint motorcycle museum, located on the famous Timmelsjoch road on the border between Austria and Italy, was burned down. It was considered the highest museum in Europe. Despite the fact that about six dozen firefighters fought the fire, it was not possible to save the collection, Visordown.com reports.
The museum was founded by brothers Alban and Attila Scheiber in 2016, although they have been collecting vintage motorcycles almost since childhood. Their collection included about 230 vintage bikes from a variety of manufacturers - from Sunbeam and Zundapp to Harley-Davidson and Flying Merkel. In addition, the museum also exhibited several vintage cars, including the brands Porsche and Ferrari.
- It is in this place that the Scheibers built their museum, simply because the Timmelsjoch highway serves as one of the places of attraction for motorcyclists from all over the world. The local press notes that the equipment was housed in a wooden building, which accelerated the spread of fire. The area of the museum is about 3 thousand square meters.
In this case, the causes of the fire are unknown. The fire was discovered by a museum employee who initially tried to defeat the fire on his own, but then was still forced to call emergency services. No people were injured in the fire, but the damage to the collection remains to be assessed.
- Earlier in December, another private collection burned down in the UK - a collection of seven dozen vintage cars, including an unnamed supercar worth up to $ 4 million. It is believed that this was deliberate arson.