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Devastating fire at the Top Mountain motorcycle museum at Timmelsjoch, Austria

Jonathan Lambley

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Terrible news about this fire.
I've never been there but always fancied going, as it looked amazing, literaly at the top of a mountain at 2200metres on the Austria/Italy border.
Thankfully no one has been hurt but it looks like hundreds of machines will have been lost.
Does anyone know if there were any Vincents in there?
Reminds me of when the National Motorcycle Museum tragically burnt down in the UK and afterwards finding out that it had no sprinkler system.
You've got to feel for the owners. A really sad day indeed.
Jon Lambley

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Chris Launders

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I don't know about Vincents, I would assume so, but as can be seen in the photo there were several Brough Superiors as there was a special centenary exhibition ( Brough Superior started production in 1920)
 

Jonathan Lambley

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I don't know about Vincents, I would assume so, but as can be seen in the photo there were several Brough Superiors as there was a special centenary exhibition ( Brough Superior started production in 1920)
Looks a lot of Broughs were in there, along with many other fine machines Chris
 

Jonathan Lambley

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Definitely see a Vincent at 59 seconds in, looks like an outfit, maybe a racing one, unusual seat, tragic loss of all those beautiful bikes.
Yes looks like at least 3 or 4 Vincents. Lets hope some survived but looking at the photos there isn't much hope.
 
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greg brillus

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They're lucky that they aren't liable for the loss of those bikes.......obviously no system in place to stop the fire, sprinklers as has been mentioned.........The the 1912 sinking of the worlds most famous passenger ship comes to mind........
 

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