During what was a busy January for the museum Curator Wayne Harley and Workshop Manager Lorenzo Farella were tasked with delivering FMM’s two Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6’s to Walvis Bay Airport for the museum’s owner, Mr Johann Rupert, to use on a trip he had...

The Franschhoek Motor Museum continues to be a key attraction to the Cape, especially during holiday periods, and the December 2019 Christmas season was no exception. Despite the current hard economic times, there was a small increase in attendance figures when 9 089 paying guests passed...

On January 10/11, the Kenilworth Racecourse played host to Africa’s premier horse racing event, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival. It was a magnificent two days of blue-and-white styled luxury, fashion and the best the equestrian world has to offer, set to a background of...

UK classic car celebrity Iain Tyrrell paid another visit to FMM in January while on holiday with his fiancée, Melanie. While it was not a working holiday, last year Iain started his own YouTube channel ‘Tyrrell’s Classic Workshop’, in which he performs workshop tasks on...

A new display stand has been set up in Hall D, featuring the Sasol Yamaha fuel research motorcycle. In 1992, Yamaha was trying its hand at Formula 1 and was building engines for the Jordan team. Yamaha provided a free supply of the OX99 3,5-litre...

FMM Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters gets wound up and springs into New Year action … In my last article in the November newsletter the topic was leaf springs, and this month I am really getting wound up looking at coil springs. These are considered by some...

It was standing room only in the Rosebank Catholic Church on January 24 as around 1 000 friends, associates, and family gathered to bid farewell to Giorgio Cavalieri, who passed away in the early hours of January 14 after a long battle with cancer, aged...