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 more than...

The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival will be run at Cape Town’s Kenilworth race course on 5-6 January 2018. The Queen’s Plate is the continent’s oldest horse race day, dating back to 1861, and is South Africa’s first multi-day racing festival in the mould of...

In November FMM hosted an AMG Drivers’ Lounge and track day attended by clients and special guests of the Mercedes-Benz high-performance division, who by special arrangement were flown in to the two-day event by helicopters. AMG made available to drive a number of twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre...

Prior to the start of the final round of the FMM Slot Car Championship in mid-November, a new vehicle display was unveiled in Hall C. But this time not of the vintage, veteran or classic variety, but rather die-cast scale models. Formally part of the...

On Wednesday 8 November, the final round of FMM’s inaugural Slot Car Championship took place and a record turn-out of 16 drivers arrived to challenge for top honours. In the magnet car class, competition was particularly fierce throughout the night’s racing but in the end,...

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 and...

A VIANA 745 CELEBRATION There was a double celebration at FMM on Sunday 8 October when a group of overseas and local BMW International club members visited FMM to view the museum’s exhibits and sample some of the L’Ormarins wines. A surprise for the visitors took...

FMM AT CAPE TOWN MOTOR SHOW The second annual Cape Town Motor Show took place at the Killarney International Raceway on Sunday 15 October and was another great success. Heavy early morning rain was threatening to spoil the occasion and when spectator gates opened at 10h00...