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A massive loss of historic vehicles
« on: January 18, 2021, 11:44:39 PM »
https://www.rideapart.com/news/466925/top-motorcycle-museum-austria-fire/

"The museum housed around 230 classic, mostly European bikes from the likes of Sunbeam, Brough Superior, and Zundapp, along with a smaller collection of vintage cars, including Porsches and Ferraris. Vintage American bikes from Harley-Davidson, Indian, and even a Flying Merkel were also part of their collection."

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Re: A massive loss of historic vehicles
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 07:28:46 AM »
I've seen that on the media here. I knew about the place, but I never had a chance to visit it. Looks like I've missed that chance  :cry:
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Re: A massive loss of historic vehicles
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 12:08:12 PM »
I saw that in a FB motorcycle group.  What a tragic loss.  Even as an owner/curator- you are just done.  How can you replace a collection like that?
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 12:23:13 PM »
I saw that in a FB motorcycle group.  What a tragic loss.  Even as an owner/curator- you are just done.  How can you replace a collection like that?

When the UK National Motorcycle Museum burned down, they managed to restore most of the bikes, so there is some hope-if they can afford it.

https://www.culture24.org.uk/places-to-go/west-midlands/birmingham/art25094
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Re: A massive loss of historic vehicles
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 01:11:16 PM »
That's amazing.  It would take a dedicated group of people a long time.
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 01:15:17 PM »
That's amazing.  It would take a dedicated group of people a long time.

I went there a couple of years after the fire. The bikes were spotlessly restored. They left a few in their burned out state to show how badly they had been damaged.
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Re: A massive loss of historic vehicles
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 05:44:15 PM »
Amazing!
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