Horsepower of a different kind will be on view when L’Ormarins will, for the eleventh year in succession, be sponsoring the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP) at Kenilworth Racecourse on 9 January supported, as always, by a display of thoroughbreds from the Franschhoek Motor Museum. An...

On 4 December the entire staff compliment of L’Ormarins, Drakenstein Stud, Anthonij Rupert wines, FMM and invited guests all squeezed into one of the FMM display halls for the group’s annual year-end function. Johann and Gaynor Rupert were in attendance and in his speech, Mr...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we are ‘dazzled by the dozen’ of a Lincoln V12. These days, mention a car with 12 cylinders and most people with immediately think of an expensive, high performance, high-tech...

At the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Motor Journalist of the Year awards banquet held at the Protea Balalaika Hotel in Sandton City at the end of November, FMM’s journalist Mike Monk received ‘Highly Commended’ awards in two categories, Magazine (Motoring) and Magazine (Motorsport)....

The all-original and complete set of body panels for the Series 1 Jaguar E-Type and selected parts of Series 2 and 3 are now available to order from Jaguar Heritage Parts. Jaguar’s technicians and engineers employed state-of-the-art scanning technology to digitally map every inch of...

In readiness of the year-end influx of visitors, there is a new display of convertibles in Hall C. The roadsters being put on display are: 1927 Buick Standard, 1929 Hupmobile, 1929 Marquette, 1930 Chrysler, 1930 DeSoto, 1931 Ford, 1932 Ford V8, 1937 Buick, 1938 Chevrolet,...

Late in October FMM was graced with a visit from a mouth-watering gathering of one-make British automobile aristocracy as the 8th International Vintage Bentley Tour of South Africa stopped by for a picnic lunch and tour of the museum. The tour attracted 16 vintage and...

Prior to the Bentley visit, the Garden Route Motor Club recently visited FMM as part of a week-long tour of the Western Cape. An eclectic mix of 19 cars carrying 37 people set off from Knysna and called in at Montagu en route to a...

Amongst the varied collection of vehicles that form the FMM collection are a number of historic racing cars that, along with all the others, are systematically given a run to blow away any cobwebs. By their very nature, it is not simply a case of...