One of the driving forces behind the car named after South Africa’s national flower, the Protea, was John Myers, who passed away on September 1, aged 97. He was a remarkable individual, and as a tribute to him, Mike Monk gets behind the wheel of...

While the usual Memorabilia column is on a short lockdown break, we continue with this new, additional feature series that focuses on motoring literature of interest to FMM’s followers. Hosted by Wendy Monk, this month we look at a pair of books from the library...

On October 20 a mix of 23 vehicles took part in the annual Oily Rag Run. Sponsored by FMM, Crossley & Webb and RockStar Cars, the run started at the museum with coffee and conviviality amongst the competing crews and supporters. Judging of the pre-1969...

Earlier this year, cars.co.za Customer Experience Manager Hannes Oosthuizen organised a Sentimetal Run for people from all walks of life to drive and display their prized four-wheeled possessions. FMM curator Wayne Harley took part in the informal low-key event, which was supported by a small...

Mother Nature provided sunny and warm winter Cape weather for Fathers’ Day 2019 and 875 visitors visited the Franschhoek Motor Museum on the day. The turnout was well over last year’s figure, highlighting the increasing popularity of this annual event. All the vehicles in the...

COLLECTION IN ACTION In with a bang, out with a whimper. DeSoto could have been one of America’s leading brands until something dodgy took place… The Roaring Twenties was quite a time in America, a period of dramatic social and political change. The nation’s wealth...

OILY RAGS TO RICHES The fourth annual Oily Rag Run, one of the country’s most original classic car events, took place on Sunday 22 October and was another great success. The brainchild of FMM’s consultant engineer Dickon Daggitt, the run is for 50-years-or-older unrestored vehicles...

Better known for its car collection, FMM also has an eclectic mix of motorcycles that are routinely brought out and put on view to complement the four-wheeler displays. Being an all-round motor nut, curator Wayne Harley regularly exercises some of the machines and early in...