History & History

History of the classic car museum in Kaprun

About the collector and the collection

Helmuth Vötter lived through a modest childhood. His father had been killed in the war, and he and his mother lived in a one-room apartment near a farm. As soon as Helmuth was able to tackle a job, he had to work with a farmer. The reward was “the fare” (food).

The hardworking young man became interested in motorization at an early age. As a teenager, he picked up engines from scrap dealers in his spare time, took them apart and built roadworthy vehicles. His dream was a BMW Isetta, but he believed he could never afford this small car.

The passion for collecting historic vehicles began about 30 years ago with that very Isetta. Helmuth acquired the vehicle in poor condition and lovingly restored it in long hours. The foundation stone for today’s vehicle museum was laid. He bought more and more vehicles for small money and brought them back to life in his own workshop with a lot of diligence and working hours.

Sportkristall Vötter

Helmut Vötter

Often ridiculed, yet never discouraged. His goal of preserving a piece of vehicle history for future generations has come true. Today, his vehicle museum is open to anyone interested.

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Familie VötterSchloßstraße 325710 Kaprun

+43 6547 71340Whatsapphotel@sport-kristall.at

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