Sad to hear that FMM’s consultant engineer Dickon Daggitt has recently had another bad fall and we all wish him a speedy recovery and trust that he will not be incapacitated for the upcoming Oily Rag Run he has spent so much time in organising....

Tyre construction is a technical topic familiar to most classic car enthusiasts, even if it is simply down to the correct use of cross- and radial-ply rubberware. Rummaging through some old material recently donated to me I came across this advertising flyer put out by...

The Franschhoek Motor Museum was proud to be the host venue for this year’s Franschhoek Winter Wine Festival. This has become an established annual event and it is encouraging to see the numbers of exhibitors – producers from all around the valley turned up to...

The museum has a number of desirable Ferraris in its collection and recently accepted an invitation to attend the opening of the newly-formed Carlo Viglietti service centre in Gauteng. Long time friend of FMM Carlo Viglietti along with Pablo Clark Racing have set up a...

Amongst the new displays introduced last month, the line-up of Alfa Romeos continues to attract lots of attention with visitors drawn to the marque’s Cuore Sportivo (Sporting Heart). The handful of models chosen from the collection to be on display in Hall C are a...

The replies received to last month’s newsletter’s picture query were all correct in indentifying the out-of-shape car taking part in the May 1930 Muldersdrift Hillclimb as a Salmson. This month while searching through some auto archive material that had been donated to me, I stumbled...

It’s almost time to raise our glasses for this year’s ravishing reds at the Franschhoek Winter Wines! It’s taking place this Saturday at Franschhoek Motor Musuem. There’s only a few tickets left, so book yours today! www.webtickets.co.za...

Sunday 15 June is Fathers’ Day and as usual, FMM will be having a special day at the museum including free entry for dads and – weather permitting – an open air display plus demonstration runs and engine rev-ups with selected cars from the collection....

All-new displays at FMM include a display of BMC vehicles – MG TD, Austin-Healey 100/4, Wolseley 15/60, Mini Cooper and MG B – a line-up of Model T Fords from 1911 to 1926 and a celebration of Chryslers and De Sotos from 1926 to 1936....

Sad to hear about the passing at the age of 88, of Sir John Arthur ‘Jack’ Brabham, OBE, aged 84, one of the most distinguished drivers of the post-war era. He was F1 champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966, was the founder of the Brabham...