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DREAM MILE

DREAM MILE

In a tribute to Roger Bannister conquering the mile in less than four minutes – the ‘dream mile’ – 50 years ago, the museum was invited to parade a few classic cars at the Street Mile Festival held in Stellenbosch on March 12. Hosted by the gents hostel Dagbreek, a mile-long course down Victoria Street…

AUSTIN-HEALEY VISIT

AUSTIN-HEALEY VISIT

FMM was honoured to have Austin-Healey Club of South Africa stop by for lunch during the month. Models ranging from a little ‘Frog Eye’ Sprite to the mighty six-cylinder 3000 were all enjoying a tour around the Cape. After lunch they quiet afternoon was shattered by the big Healeys firing up and heading off to…

CHARABANCS

CHARABANCS

Combined with L’Ormarins wine tasting and FMM visits, visitors are now able to take courtesy drives from the museum around the estate in a bespoke charabanc, the 15-20 minute drive taking in areas that previously were not open to the public. The charabancs were built by A&D Engineering and are based on an Isuzu light-truck…

KNYSNA SHOW LOOKING GOOD

Preparations are well under way for this year’s annual Knysna Car Show to be held at the High School Fields in Waterfront Drive on Sunday 11 May. There will be a select display of classic, performance, specialty and featured one-make vehicles and motorcycles, with the emphasis of quality rather than quantity. Over 150 MGs taking…

KNYSNA SHOW LOOKING GOOD

Preparations are well under way for this year’s annual Knysna Car Show to be held at the High School Fields in Waterfront Drive on Sunday 11 May. There will be a select display of classic, performance, specialty and featured one-make vehicles and motorcycles, with the emphasis of quality rather than quantity. Over 150 MGs taking…

CENTURY RUN CANCELLED

The organisers of the 8th Century Run have had to cancel the event, which was scheduled for 30 March. The first seven Century Runs were run by the Cape Vintage Motorcycle Club (CVMC) which is affiliated to SAVVA (South Africa Veteran and Vintage Association) for administration and insurance purposes. SAVVA in turn through the Historic…

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE – AGAIN

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE – AGAIN

Following last year’s non-event in the wake of Renault’s withdrawal of support, Jaguar has stepped in and signed-up as headline sponsor for the annual Knysna hillclimb for the next three years. No titled the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, the event is once again earmarked to be the highlight of the year for Garden Route motoring enthusiasts…

A BEEMER-ING QUEEN’S PLATE

A BEEMER-ING QUEEN’S PLATE

Just as in the past, FMM was on display at the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate run at Kenilworth race course in January. However, this year was the first time BMW was on board as sponsor partners and allowed us the opportunity to display a few of the BMWs in our collection. On display we had the…

PASSION FOR SPEED

PASSION FOR SPEED

It was a crazy, demanding yet fun filled two weeks filled with cars, bikes and racing heroes. It all started Zwartkops on 1 February with a rare outing of the museum’s ex-John Love Team Gunston Chevron B25 racing car – coincidentally marking FMM’s first visit to the Gauteng circuit. Workshop manager Lorenzo Farella and I…

Franschhoek Motor Museum | December & January Newsletter

Franschhoek Motor Museum | December & January Newsletter

Our December & January newsletter featuring the following articles:Heidelberg closure anniversary, Madiba BMW on view, Queen’s Plate, Gunston tribute at Zwartkops, Festive season wishes, Exhaust blips, Dates to diarise, FMM General Info

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