An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we follow Hollywood movie star Morgan Freeman behind the wheel of a Hudson Commodore. Befitting its name, the Commodore was the flagship of the fleet in Hudson’s model line-up. Built...

This year’s Whales and Wheels Classic Car Show will be held in the Hermanus Primary School grounds on Saturday 3 October. As part of the annual Whale Festival in the coastal town, the show will once again feature a mix of vehicles from years past...

Housed above the Franschhoek Motor Museum’s main reception/delicatessen/wine display and tasting area is one of the facility’s lesser known attributes – the library. The core of collection came from FMM’s antecedent, the Heidelberg Transport Museum, which has been supplemented by numerous individuals donating either individual...

Crankhandle Club historian Derek Stuart-Findlay has just launched a book on the pioneering years of South African motoring from 1897 up to the 1942 Abyssinian Campaign. Titled Our Intrepid Cape Motoring Pioneers, this 183-page A4-sized hard cover contains 70 stories divided into 10 chapters on...

The 36th running of the annual Cars in the Park at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria ON Sunday 2 August looks set to break all previous records in terms of the number of cars and spectators attending. Last year, over 3 000 classic and special interest cars...

Such was the popularity and success of FMM’s engineering consultant Dickon Daggitt’s inaugural Oily Rag Run last year that a second running has been scheduled for 20 September 2015 based at the museum. No details are available just yet, but if you have an unrestored...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we go local and lekker in a GSM Dart. To get straight to the point – if you will excuse the pun – the Dart has to be one...

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing Mr Nico De Lange on 10 July 2015. Nico and was very active in the sourcing and restoring of a number of cars, many of which became part of the Heidelberg collection, which,...

Celebrating Father’s Day has been on FMM’s programme ever since 2008 and has been growing in popularity ever since. With families looking to go out and spoil their dads, on 21 June no less than 1 923 people – more than twice last year’s attendance...

The Killarney Raceway round of the African Endurance Series took place on June 6 and attracted a large crowd to the Cape Town circuit. Amongst the many family oriented side attractions to the racing were several vehicle displays including an FMM stand that included the...