The first in a new series of features covering vehicles in the FMM collection that are celebrating an anniversary during 2022. We start off with a centenarian...

On Wednesday 12 January, FMM Curator Wayne Harley addressed members of Cape Town’s historic Crankhandle Club on museums. With the aim of preserving the country’s national and cultural heritage, he went into the definition of a museum and what the responsibilities are for such an...

On January 8 at a sizzling hot Kenilworth racecourse, Jet Dark stormed down the inside rail to win the prestigious Grade 1 L'Ormarins Queens Plate for the second year in succession. Bred at Drakenstein Stud and ridden by S’manga Khumalo, Jet Dark won the most...

On December 12 the GSM Car Club held its morning Christmas Picnic at the Franschhoek Motor Museum. The day was a great success with 32 people attending, bringing with them 16 cars ranging from GSM Darts and Flamingos to Mustangs to Ferraris – and even...

A regular feature, outlining the activities of FMM’s workshop personnel who are responsible for repairing, renovating, refurbishing and restoring the museum’s large and varied collection of vehicles. This month, technician JP du Plessis reports on a Michael van Graan’s cosmetic surgery on a large cat...

Mike Monk describes a centenarian that bridged the gap between motorcycles and cars…   Just over a century ago one of deadliest conflicts in history, World War One, began in earnest and lasted four years with enormous loss of life – counted in millions – of both...