Last October we told you about the remarkable and rare cold-war era motorcycles being located and preserved by Peter Kisgen. He not only preserves the vintage motorcycles, but puts them up for sale to collectors.
One of his regular customers is a Wisconsin collector named Carlo Krause, who with wife Ingrid and son Sven already had the created the Midwest Microcar Museum in Mazomanie, Wis. Krause’s Microcar museum already included some very rare and fine examples of the classic bikes Kisgen specializes in, but his interest in motorcycles has led to the creation of a separate museum less than a block away in Mazomanie.
Though the Vintage Cycle Room, as it is known, has only been in the creation phase for about a month, the Krauses have already stocked the facility with 24 as-new, seldom-seen vintage European cold-war era bikes.
In addition to the motorcycles, the Vintage Cycle Room features displays of advertising art, period photographs and other display items Ingrid has organized, framed and hung to complement the bikes.