FMM’s media consultant Mike Monk received a Highly Commended award at the recent annual South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Motoring Journalist of the Year awards dinner, held at the Birchwood Hotel near the OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. The award was for articles submitted...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we show a V for Victory while celebrating the 60th anniversary of a classic Swede. The Volvo 122S – otherwise known as the Amazon – was introduced to the...

As mentioned in a previous newsletter, following on from my attendance at the annual Schloss Dyck ‘Das Klassiker und Motorfestival’, two of my goals while in Europe was to visit the Abarth Museum situated near Antwerp (reported on in last month’s newsletter) and the Louwman...

Back on Heritage Day, FMM curator Wayne Harley was invited by the Classic Motorcycle Club (Cape) chairman Howard Boetcher to give a presentation. The club meets regularly at the Tokai Library where the guys get together and kick tyres, have a beer and, naturally, have...

Earlier in October the second annual Oily Rag Run took place, starting at FMM and ending at Crossley & Webb in Cape Town. Organised by FMM consultant engineer Dickon Daggitt, the event is for pre-1966 unrestored cars and the 122-km route took the entries from...

Two of South Africa’s motor sport legends, Graham Duxbury and Giniel de Villiers, recently hosted a fund-raising event at the Franschhoek Motor Museum on behalf of the Motorsport Legends Benevolent Fund. It was attended by members of the public keen to meet the two greats...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we borrow and take a ride in the L’Ormarins Estate’s Unimog fire tender. With such a large of land to maintain and protect, it is hardly surprising that the L’Ormarins...

Coincidentally, thanks to the kind offices of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles SA group, FMM currently has an Abarth 500C 1.4T 595 Turismo on short term loan and I recently had the privilege of using the car for a return trip from Cape Town to Port...

Following on from Wayne’s Working Wanderings in the August newsletter, FMM’s curator convinced Chris Routledge to go with him to the small town of Lier, which is about 16 km outside of Antwerp in Belgium, to visit the Abarth Works Museum owned and run by...

The first Motor Movie Festival @ Franschhoek Motor Museum (film night) will be held on 22 and 23 October. Few places other than Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s L’Ormarins estate allow for the friendly meeting of cars and wine, and at MMF@FMM car lovers and movie fans...