History of Surahammar MC museum
The museum building is situated at Bruksgatan on the industry side of
the railroad. The house is from the beginning an eating place which the
company build for there unmarried employees. Just so they could get
proper food. Better worker that way. In order not to come in conflict
with the staff of officers and employees they built a special room for
them with single tables, white tablecloth, with girls doing the service. In
this room the club today has its meetings today. This room is also used as
eating and price ceremonies, when its raining outside. Those who are
interested can see photos from this time. It shows how it looked like in
the 50th. This restaurant was open till beginning of 80 th. When the company never bothered anymore and the eating place was
closed, the building was laying there empty and lonely. In the beginning
of 80 th there were one person Bosse Ericsson, living in Surahammar who
had a number of old motorcycles in an attic of an old business house. He wanted to get a
better local. Together with Holger Andersson, Lisjö Krom, Stig-Åke
Fagerström and some others tried to test the interest in Surahammer and around with an
exhibition in the empty locals in the beginning of 80 th. Many person
didn't believe in this, but it became a small success. The local
government had bought the house from the company Sura Bruk and the idea
came up that they Bosse, Holger, Stig-Åke and a few more, could arrange a permanent
exhibition there. During this time there were 2 possibilities for the
house, some activity or tear it down. Because of all the wall paintings there, Sura
government was not keen to tear it down. Therefore the first exhibition
and the fact that the motorcycles still were there made it possibly for
the government to allow the house in the hands of MCHK Mälardalen. This
was established 1985. Jens Persson, with support of Ulf Sahlin, came up with the idea to arrange a
market for motorcycle spare parts to get money to pay expenses. Of course many persons never believed
in it. But if only one seller was coming they had anyway that money. Then
Mats Nordström got the keys to the house and has since then laid his heart in
the museum till today. No one of all persons to be
forgotten of all members at that time.
Now the time has gone and the museum is filled up with all sorts of
motorcycles. The principle is that owners of old motorcycles may put there old
mc there and several of them are there for ever.
The club has got the privilege to make place for two cars which are
built in Surahammar in the beginning of 1900.
is a replica.
Facts with the help from Jens Persson.