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On yer bike: Triumph Bonneville

On yer bike: Triumph Bonneville

Do the new retro bikes rekindle that truly retro ride and feeling, or are they all just about looks? FMM Curator and self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast Wayne Harley has set out to try and ride as many of the different retro-styled bikes as he can, not to directly compare them with each other, but to see…

Collection in action: DKW Cabrio

Collection in action: DKW Cabrio

Mike Monk goes ‘two-stroking in ‘a little Horch’…   Wherever a DKW appears it naturally draws smiley attention. Start the engine, and with the requisite fanfare of an oily two-stroke puff of smoke, the two-cylinder engine pings into life and immediately settles into a distinctive and melodious ‘rat-a-tat-a-tatter’ idle that sets it apart from all…

Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2019

Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2019

The 10th running of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb takes place in Knysna from 3-5 May and as usual, entries were over-subscribed for this award-winning motor sport event. Friday the third is Classic Car Friday during which the older cars compete for the Classic Conqueror title. Competition is friendly but age is no barrier to highly…

Sentimetal Run

Sentimetal Run

FMM recently took part in a slightly off the wall ‘Sentimetal Run’ organised by Hannes Oosthuizen, former CAR magazine editor and now Customer Experience Manager of cars.co.za. The initiative brought together people from all walks of life with their prized four-wheeled possessions. FMM curator Wayne Harley used the run to exercise the museum’s Alfa Romeo…

Slot Car Championship

Slot Car Championship

At the April meeting of the FMM Slot Car Championship season, Jon Lederle took the honours in the Formula Carrera class with Audi RS5 DTM ahead of Thys Roux with his Mercedes AMG GT3. Mike Monk was third with his Ford Zakspeed Capri while Martin Lourens clocked the fastest lap of the class on his…

A whole new display line-up

A whole new display line-upNow that all the display halls have been upgraded with a new humidifier and air-conditioning systems along with redecorating and memorabilia exhibits, a whole new chronological display line-up has been introduced. Starting with Hall A, the 20 vehicles on show start with a 1903 Ford Model A and move through to a 1934 Mercedes-Benz 21-200....

Trip to SASOL

Trip to SASOL

FMM is currently preparing for display a Yamaha FZR1000 that was used by local fuel and energy giant Sasol to develop racing fuels and which, incidentally, has only 11 km recorded on the odometer! Adding to the excitement, plans are afoot to have a Hart 3,5-litre V10 engine as used by the Sasol Jordan F1…

Collection in action: Alfa Giulietta Sprint Veloce

Collection in action: Alfa Giulietta Sprint VeloceMike Monk drives a rare, sporty derivative of the classic Giulietta, Alfa Romeo’s first the model aimed at the mass market.   The 110-year history of Alfa Romeo is riddled with ups and downs, yet somehow it manages to survive and maintain a charisma that marketers of rival makes could only look on with a...

On yer bike: Harley Davidson Sportster

On yer bike: Harley Davidson SportsterDo the new retro bikes rekindle that truly retro ride and feeling, or are they all just about looks? FMM Curator and self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast Wayne Harley has set out to try and ride as many of the different retro-styled bikes as he can, not to directly compare them with each other, but to see...

Giro Del Vigneti tour

Giro Del Vigneti tour

Members of the CIAO Club South Africa (Classic Italian Automobile Owners) will showcase their thoroughbred machines at the Franschhoek Motor Museum on Freedom Day, 27 April 2019. The cars will be on display at FMM following a tour of the Cape earlier in the day by members driving examples of classic Italian marques including Alfa…

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