An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we go behind the wheel in a ‘D’ for D-Type. The D-Type Jaguar is one of motor sport’s most successful and iconic race cars, having scored a hat-trick of...

For four days in March, Franschhoek was treated to the sights and sounds – and occasionally smells – of some of the most charismatic cars of the vintage/post-vintage era, the twin-cam MG Midget, Magna and Magnette models produced from 1929 to 1934. Known as the...

The third in a new, alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we go aero art deco in a Chrysler Airflow. In the mid 1930s the Chrysler Corporation’s design path went into a streamlining phase with models boasting...

On 13th March Cape Town classic car dealers Crossley & Webb invited their top clients to bring along some of their special cars for a corporate driving experience at the Franschhoek Motor Museum. Amongst the cars that participated in the day’s proceedings were a number...

During March a new display was set up in Hall C consisting of Mercedes-Benz models ranging from the majestic 1929 Type S to the 2004 CLK55 AMG DTM Coupé that was featured in the February newsletter’s ‘Collection in Action’. The other cars on view are...

On 27 January I was privileged to be involved in the filming of a 5th Gear programme for the BBC’s North-One television channel. Theme of the episode was the museum and its collection of South African cars. The Protea, GSM Dart and the Ford Capri...

Ferrari SA treated the SEFAC club to a corporate day at the Franschhoek Motor Museum on 21 February. Some 125 ‘tifosi’ attended the invitational event with 33 beautiful – mostly red – Ferraris gracing the tar. KR...

FMM’s Valentine’s Day ‘two for the price of one’ promotion was a great success. A big and varied line-up of the collection’s red-painted cars greeted a bumper group of visitors. The offer of rides around the quadrant was taken up by no less than 56...

FMM’s ex-Sam Tingle LDS-Climax/Repco F1, the ex-Jody and Ian Scheckter Tyrrell 007-1 F1, the ex-Ian Scheckter March 78B-Ford BDA Formula Atlantic and the ex-Team Gunston Chevron B25-Ford FVC Formula 2 cars thrilled the crowds with demonstration runs at the two Passion for Speed international race...