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Collection in action: Buick Super 8

Collection in action: Buick Super 8

Last month Packard’s Super 8 was the featured model. Now, 70 years on, Mike Monk tries out Buick’s take on the title… The post-war Buick line-up appeared in 1946 and was effectively a resumption of the pre-war models that were introduced in 1942. This was the second generation, the first having been launched just two…

On yer bike: Ariel

On yer bike: Ariel

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month he ‘squares up’ with an Ariel… The history of Ariel is almost as old as the mythical sprit that appears in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, and like some other motorcycle manufacturers, it has its roots in the bicycle industry. James Starley and…

Classic Car Conference

Classic Car Conference

The second annual Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) Value in the Classic Car Market (VCCM) Conference was held in September at The Capital On The Park Hotel in Sandton, at which a number of interesting points were presented and debated. The focus of the conference was accented on the economic benefits of owning a classic…

GSM Anniversary

GSM Anniversary

On Heritage weekend Sunday, the GSM Club celebrated its 60th anniversary at FMM with a huge display of Darts and Flamingos featuring the first 10 GSM Darts to be built – including the first production GSM Dart, chassis number 5801, which has just been found. Cars and chassis were lined up around the quadrant and…

Iain Tyrrell visit to FMM

Iain Tyrrell visit to FMM

In early September, FMM was pleased to spend some time with renowned UK classic car consultant Iain Tyrrell, who was on a short holiday to SA with his South African born girlfriend. Iain has a strong mechanical bent and has run his own Rolls-Royce and Bentley workshop, and is also recognised as a Ferrari specialist….

FMM Slot Car Championship: September

FMM Slot Car Championship: September

The third round of the half-year FMM Slot Car Championship took place in September and a record-equalling 40 cars were entered for the two championship categories. Twenty cars took part in the Touring Car category and in a night of mechanical upsets, Mike Monk’s Ford Zakspeed Capri emerged the winner by a mere 0,02 seconds…

Job Oppertunity

Job Oppertunity

A wine farm in the Franschhoek area seeks to employ presentable and reliable individuals to assist with Front of House duties and Museum Tours during weekends/public holidays/when required during the week and during peak season in December and January.   Front of House Duties: Operating POS system Wine sales Serving the deli area Assisting with…

Concours South Africa 2018

Concours South Africa 2018

This year’s Concours South Africa held on August 11-12 was once again a success that attracted some of the country’s finest automobiles including such diverse entries as a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, a 1960 VW Beetle, a 1984 Aston Martin Lagonda and a 1992 Opel Kadett Superboss. The previous two events were held at Sun…

Collection in Action: Packard 1934

Collection in Action: Packard 1934

 ‘Ask a man who owns one’ is the advertising catchline. “Wayne, can I have a drive, please?” Mike Monk samples a Super 8 that has got nothing to do with old home movie reels…   The story goes that when James Ward Packard bought a Winton in 1898 he was so disillusioned with his purchase…

Porsche 70th anniversary

Porsche 70th anniversary

Porsche 70 Celebration In celebration of Porsche’s 70th anniversary this year, currently on display in FMM’s Hall D are five of the famous models that collectively represent the company’s proud history. Heading the line-up is the 1984 956 Le Mans car in its famous Rothmans livery. This is the last of the 10 factory team…

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