The Knysna Motor Show held last April was a great success. A record crowd of more than 8 000 people attended and after accounting for the show’s expenses, the organising Garden Route Motor Club was able to donate R116 000 to local charities, namely the...

Bit of a mouthful – the H is silent – and in early July FMM was proud to host a brief visit of Pagani’s latest hypercar, the Huayra, which was on a promotional tour in the hands of Pagani’s Area Manager for the Middle East...

Porsche celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, and Mike Monk drives a rare version of the breed Porsche has a glittering history of memorable cars but amongst the formidable line-up there is a mid-engined supercar that came about more by accident than planning. In Porsche-speak, the...

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month he steps back to the carefree days in his birth town of Witbank and recalls his first bike...

FMM Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters takes a look at the stories behind some of the items in FMM’s collection of artefacts and motoring memorabilia in general. This month he rolls with the invention of the wheel In a motoring sense, one item that we often...

As Datsun celebrates the fifth anniversary of its return to SA, the Datsun Heritage Museum has just been opened in Bothaville in the Free State. Owned by car enthusiast Freek de Kock, the museum has a collection of 118 Datsun and Nissan vehicles including a...

Into the second half of the year and Round 2 of the FMM Slot Car Championship took place in July with some new cars, new drivers and no let-up in rivalries. The Touring Car Championship went to Pieter Venter who was a model of consistency...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Concours South Africa Auction, brought to you by Coys, takes place on Saturday 11 August at Steyn City. This international classic car auction features over 70 collector cars from “The Plit Portfolio”, arguably one of Africa’s most significant motor car collections. In addition, a strictly...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Father’s day happenings This year’s Fathers’ Day celebration at FMM was another rip-roaring success. Thankfully, the weather stayed dry throughout until rain started to drizzle with just 10 minutes to go, so the day’s proceedings went according to plan. For both morning and afternoon sessions, the...

FMM has just acquired a remarkable motor car, a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. The chassis, number 14AC, was manufactured in 1915 and immediately commissioned by the British Admiralty for war duty. The car was sold back to R-R in 1918 and refurbished by Vickers before becoming...