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PostSubject: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:17 pm

Hi Guys

I have very bad news this morning.

The highest motorcycle museum in the world (2500 m above sea level) on the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road in Tyrol / Austria was destroyed this morning by a huge fire.
I know the museum very well as I live only 50km away.
It is located directly at the northern toll station of the Timmelsjoch Alpine Road, which connects Tyrol with South Tyrol, which is one of the most famoust pass routes in Europe.

Here a link to the museum in the fantastic alpine region at 2.509m above sea level before the fire:

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Hundreds of the most valuable motorcycles in the world were completely destroyed by the fire.

Below, the link to the fire this morning:

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Today is a dark day for all motorcycle enthusiasts.
Some of the exhibits are irreplaceable!

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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:27 pm

Another link to a video of the musem before the fire:

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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:30 pm

Video of the fire fighting this morning:

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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:06 am

What a tragic loss. Surely a fair bit of magnesium there. Crying or Very sad

Found a decent utoob, very nice collection...
Laverda, MG, MV, Gilera, brit stuff, etc

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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:12 am

Thanks for this very impressive video.

You can now imagine the enormous damage by the fire.
Some of them are unique items that were irreplaceably destroyed on this freezing winter night.

The cause of the fire has not yet been clarified.
The museum is closed in winter.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:41 pm

What a shame, too bad to see such a beautiful museum with such a terrific collection of bikes go up in flames, I was lucky enough to have visited it before we rode the Timmelsjoch on our way to Italy and was hoping to visit again some day,
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:41 pm

For everyone who lives in the southern hemisphere and does not know this motorcycle route, a video of the snow removal in May 2019 in the heart of the Alps.

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The pass crossing is the border between Austria and Italy and is 2500 m above sea level.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:58 am

Sad - i guess it would take a while to get the fire-fighters up there
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:56 am

What a tragedy.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:17 am

Very, very sad indeed. The brothers must be heartbroken.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:57 pm

A short video is showing the opening of the museum in 2016.

In the video you can also see giacomo Agostini with the world championship MV Agusta.
This motorcycle was also completely destroyed.

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The damage amounts to many millions of Euros.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:41 pm

Another quick tour video through the musem.

Everything you can see is destroyed now!

Scroll down to the video!

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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:43 pm

The cause of the devastating fire was recently revealed against:

A technical defect in one of the exhibition monitors triggered the fire.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:21 pm


Have been busy with various tasks and thus haven't been on the Ghetto for a bit. Thus missed this whole tragedy. What a loss to all of us the world over who care about such things.

Those lost motorcycles are but inanimate lumps of metal and other bits, but they move our souls as well as our bodies.

So sorry to read of this.

Bill

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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:01 am

Doesn't look like 2021 is getting any better than 2020. What a sad loss.

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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:15 am

Yeah. Just a damn shame. The machines those two brothers had in that showcase were just beautiful, and for some the very last of their kind, priceless if you will. Sad day in history for those of us that really just have to own at least one motorcycle. For whatever reason, to add that certain bit to life only we who ride truly understand.....
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:14 pm

Guys,

I am sending you pictures and video material from the ruin one week after the dying fire

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If you know the museum well, as I do, the loss of these unique pieces hurts tremendously!

However, the fire brigade managed to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjacent restaurant and cable car station.
And some Indian motorcycles were saved from the basement.
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:47 pm

One pre fire video I watched that was fairly long I counted 12 Brough Superiors!  And most of them were not just "garden variety" SS100s.  Sad No
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:12 pm

Hi Dave,

You are absolutely right!

As far as I know, some, possibly all, of the Brough Superior motorcycles were on private loan from the developer of the new Brough Superior models.
He has a shop 7km from my home:

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An MV Agusta was a private loan from Giacomo Agostini, with which he became world champion.

As I said, irretrievable motorcycles have been destroyed.
I visited the museum three times and took a lot of photos. At least the memory remains.



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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:49 pm

All I can say is at least there wasn't 12 Grisos destroyed. That would really bring a tear. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today   Motorcycle museum in Austria completely destroyed by fire today Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:56 pm

There was no GRiSO in the museum (was obviously still too new).

A Guzzi 850 Guzzi and a Guzzi 250 2-stroke were destroyed.
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