Austrian Museum Fire Destroys More Than 230 Classic Motorcycles

Luckily no one was hurt.

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A fire at Austria’s Top Mountain Crosspoint Museum has destroyed more than 230 vintage motorcycles and several vintage cars. Among the collection was a 1920 Anzani racing motorcycle, a 1923 Harley-Davidson, a 1970 Münch Mammut, an unrestored 1955 MV Agusta 125, and a Hercules bike sporting a Wankel rotary engine.

Located on the Alps by the border between Austria and Italy 7,135 feet about sea level, the Top Mountain Crosspoint Museum first opened its doors to visitors in 2016 and is home to an extensive collection of rare and vintage motorcycles. A fire started at the establishment on January 18 at around 4 a.m. local time, though luckily no one was hurt as the museum had temporarily closed its doors since November 3, 2020 due to Austrian COVID-19 regulations. The incident is still under investigation and so far the cause of the fire has yet to be found.

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