As part of FMM’s maintenance and service programme for its collection, some vehicles require specialist attention and the 1994 McLaren F1 road car’s turn came up in February. The car needed a new clutch and overall thorough inspection and with the factory not proving to...

One of the founding editors of Classic Car Africa back in December 1994, Ken Stewart recently visited FMM and was treated to museum’s 1937 Maserati 6CM being exercised on the L’Ormarins Estate’s Plaaspad. Ken is an acknowledged authority on the early history of the Italian...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we, er, well, like have had to cheat a bit. Why? Because there is nothing old or classic in the collection beginning with a Y...

And now for something completely different. Following on from Curator Wayne’s museum visits last year, newsletter compiler Mike Monk reports on a visit to the Bond In Motion exhibition during a late-2016 UK holiday. No less than 26 movies have been made of Ian Fleming’s secret...

The second annual Maserati Cape Town Race Week took place at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront from 15-20 December with L’Ormarins/FMM as new partners. This premier yachting regatta acts as a prelude to the Cape2Rio Yacht Race, the main start of which took place on New Year’s Day,...

HORSE POWER - at this year's L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate A number of international punters and local celebrities flew out especially to join in the success of the inaugural L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival, which saw South Africa’s top thoroughbreds come together as champions at Kenilworth Racecourse on...

VISITOR ATTENDANCE RECORD Once again, the visitor attendance for December – the museum’s busiest season – surpassed the previous year’s number. Open throughout the month except for Christmas Day, a total of 11 760 visitors, including many overseas tourists, passed through FMM’s display halls during December...

A new specialised vehicle storage and detailing facility has just opened in Cape Town. Carvault is situated at 1 Copperfield Road, Salt River and caters formlong- and short-term storage for all types and ages of vehicles, including motorcycles. All vehicles booked in for storage will undergo...