Aussie Stuart Hooper has for a few years been raising the world land speed record for a single-cylinder sit-on motorcycle – in other words, a speed machine with a normal riding position. This year at the Lake Gairdner Speed Week – South Australia’s equivalent to...

This year’s event will take place on Sunday 1 May at Knysna High School sports fields on Waterfront Drive. Peter Pretorius, chairman of the organising Garden Route Motor Club, invites all auto enthusiasts, the public and their families to come and experience what has established...

Celebrated Afrikaans television personality and voice artist Riaan Cruywagen and his family paid a visit to FMM in February and made the most of their time at L’Ormarins. A guided tour of the exhibits included sitting at the wheel of the 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing....

While on a short visit to Cape Town with his wife Jenny, another welcome visitor to FMM in February was Ken Stewart, co-author of the bible of SA’s early racing history Sun on the Grid, founding editor of Fine Cars and Classic Car Africa, world...

About a year ago Trevor Barnes made contact with FMM about donating his rare Alfa Romeo Brera to the museum, and in February Wayne Harley travelled to Trevor’s home in Witbank – coincidentally Wayne’s old home town – to collect the car. “He explained to...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we take a spin (literally!) in an NSX, Honda’s first sports car that bloodied Ferrari’s nose.   A little over a quarter of a century ago, Honda – at the...

Red is somehow synonymous with both Valentine’s Day and sporty cars and in February a line-up of 20 of the museum’s sportiest red machines were put on show for visitors to admire. Oldest car in the display is the 1937 Maserati 6CM and the newest...

Continuing the racing red theme, red was the dominant colour when local Ferrari club SEFAC invited owners on a tour that included a visit to FMM, lunch, a museum tour and an introduction to a proposed new SA single-seater racing series planned for SA. No...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we downsize to an Austin in disguise and its place in a Cooper’s tale. Without doubt, the Mini ranks as one of the world’s most influential cars. Not simply...

Once again Cape Town kicked off a New Year in high style with the running of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP) at Kenilworth Racecourse on 9 January. Hot summer weather favoured a sell-out crowd who attended South Africa’s leading weight-for-age horse race, which brought together...