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...

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...