We woke up today with sad news from Austria as over 200 classic motorcycles caught fire at the Top Mountain Crosspoint Motorcycle Museum yesterday. Regarded as Europe’s highest altitude museum aka “the highest motorcycle museum in the world” at 2,175 metres above sea level, it houses one of the most valuable motorcycle collections on the continent.
Around 230 historic bikes ranging from over 100 brands like Brough Superior, Vincent, Matchless, Sunbeam, and many more were tragically engulfed in flames and we are gutted just to read about it, even here in Malaysia.
It is feared that most of the bikes displayed in the exhibition area have perished in the fire which was reported at 4.00 am and firefighters are still investigating the cause of it all. Looking at the video, the building itself may have suffered significant damages and the poor bikes most likely didn’t stand a chance.
The museum was founded back in 2016 by twin brothers Alban and Attila Scheiber, who wanted to share their love and passion for motorcycles via their very impressive collection. The museum even housed some classic cars like Porsche, Ferrari, and Aston Martin, but their fates have yet to be determined.
Luckily, no human casualties were reported by the authorities. Our deepest condolences to the owners.
Image credit: Mandy Kainz