[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the wake of this year’s Le Mans, which was won, at long last, by Toyota, Mike Monk goes back a half-century to a Ford GT40 with a split personality…   In Le Mans history, the 1960s was both a period of sports car innovation and a...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4494" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4498" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Well, not quite...

FMM Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters takes a look at the stories behind some of the items in FMM’s collection of memorabilia and artefacts. This month he throws some light on the King of the Road...

The first half-year final round of FMM’s Slot Car Championship was held in June and proved to be a close-fought affair. All the leading contenders made an appearance along with some new entrants with their cars who joined in the action.   Competitors race against each other...

Collection in action Stepping into a car that is as old as he is, the post-war Mercedes-Benz 170D, Mike Monk realises just how far diesel-engined cars have developed over the past 70 years. The looks of pretty much all of the post-war Mercedes’ models are familiar to...

One of the more unusual and less well known historical items is a sedan chair believed to be from the 17th century. It was acquired the Heidelberg Motor Museum from the Van Rijn collection, and following the museum’s move to Franschhoek to create FMM, it...

The third round of the 2018 FMM Slot Car Championship took place in May with another big entry list including some more new drivers, along with a diverse selection of cars. The evening saw 30 races take place over the two championship categories, and the...

FMM curator Wayne Harley and the museum’s media consultant Mike Monk were the invited judges at this year’s Knysna Motor Show held on Sunday 29 April. Organised by the Garden Route Motor Club and sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, the event has become one of...