A significant event took place at FMM in July when Mercedes-Benz used the L-Ormarins Estate’s facilities as part of the international launch of its new X-Class all-terrain pick-up. The event was a major planning and logistics exercise for the combined M-B and museum teams, which...

Early in July, South Africa’s multiple title-winning rally champion Serge Damseaux was at FMM to reacquaint himself with a car he once owned. Serge won 74 national rallies between 1985 and 2007 driving for (predominantly) Toyota and Ford, taking 10 SA Driver’s Championships in the...

Serge’s drive at FMM was combined with a visit by Allan Trim. In the past, Allan and Serge worked together when Serge was competing with the Toyota works rally team and Allan was involved with media communications. Today, apart from his role as a Motorsport...

Bak to the days when bakkies helped build the nation. Mike Monk drives an early Chevy that played a part in establishing the company’s ongoing pick-up heritage. Light commercial vehicles have played vital roles in the development of countries around the world, not least on the...

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month we continue our new series of features on some of the museum’s classic two-wheeled machines with a famous racer...

South Africa’s biggest classic car show, the Pretoria Old Motor Club’s annual Cars in the Park, is being held at the Zwartkops Raceway in Gauteng on 6 August, and the organisers are expecting in excess of 2 500 cars and a crowd of over 12 000 people....

A dream not seen. Mike Monk at the wheel of Bruce McLaren’s planned Le Mans challenger. Fifty years ago Bruce McLaren was a successful car constructor and a driver, and after dominating America’s ‘big banger’ CanAm series his thoughts turned to Le Mans. Sadly, the plan...

In mid-June Lexus launched its new GT, the LC500, in Franschhoek. Over a few days, first dealers and then the media were hosted at Leeu Estates for a business presentation, supper and sleepover before the following morning converging on FMM’s PlaasPad, from where each group...

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month we start a series of features on some of the museum’s classic two-wheeled machines, preceded by a touch of nostalgia...

At the beginning of June, Wayne attended the Cape Town unveiling of the all-new Maserati Quattroporte, the occasion marked with all the usual pomp and ceremony, smoke and lights. This latest addition to the Maserati line-up has stunning lines and this V8 twin-turbo flagship now...