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Memorabilia: Invention of the wheel part 2

Memorabilia: Invention of the wheel part 2

FMM assistant curator Cheslynne Ruiters takes a look at the stories behind some of the items in FMM’s collection of artefacts and motoring memorabilia in general. This month he rolls with part 2 of the invention of the wheel   The world today is heavily dependent on wheels; without them it would metaphorically come to…

Charitable Knysna

The Knysna Motor Show held last April was a great success. A record crowd of more than 8 000 people attended and after accounting for the show’s expenses, the organising Garden Route Motor Club was able to donate R116 000 to local charities, namely the Knysna and Sedgefield Hospice, Knysna Animal Welfare, E-PAP (NPO feeding…

Pagani’s latest hypercar, the Huayra

Pagani’s latest hypercar, the Huayra

Bit of a mouthful – the H is silent – and in early July FMM was proud to host a brief visit of Pagani’s latest hypercar, the Huayra, which was on a promotional tour in the hands of Pagani’s Area Manager for the Middle East and Africa, Mansour Alyasin. The concept was born in 2003,…

Collection in Action: Porsche Carrera GT

Collection in Action:  Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, and Mike Monk drives a rare version of the breed Porsche has a glittering history of memorable cars but amongst the formidable line-up there is a mid-engined supercar that came about more by accident than planning. In Porsche-speak, the name Carrera GT immediately evokes the highest levels of…

On yer bike: Suzuki AS 50

On yer bike: Suzuki AS 50

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month he steps back to the carefree days in his birth town of Witbank and recalls his first bike… I don’t think I was much older than 12 or 13 when a buddy of mine offered to swop his motorbike for my skateboard. By…

Memorabilia: Invention of the wheel

Memorabilia: Invention of the wheel

FMM Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters takes a look at the stories behind some of the items in FMM’s collection of artefacts and motoring memorabilia in general. This month he rolls with the invention of the wheel In a motoring sense, one item that we often take for granted is the road wheel.  A road wheel…

Datsun museum opens

Datsun museum opens

As Datsun celebrates the fifth anniversary of its return to SA, the Datsun Heritage Museum has just been opened in Bothaville in the Free State. Owned by car enthusiast Freek de Kock, the museum has a collection of 118 Datsun and Nissan vehicles including a 240Z, a 1600 SSS, a 1971 first-generation Nissan Skyline GT-R…

FMM slot car championship

FMM slot car championship

Into the second half of the year and Round 2 of the FMM Slot Car Championship took place in July with some new cars, new drivers and no let-up in rivalries. The Touring Car Championship went to Pieter Venter who was a model of consistency over the two heats with his Jaguar XKR-S. Behind Pieter…

The Concours South Africa Auction

The Concours South Africa AuctionThe Concours South Africa Auction, brought to you by Coys, takes place on Saturday 11 August at Steyn City. This international classic car auction features over 70 collector cars from “The Plit Portfolio”, arguably one of Africa’s most significant motor car collections. In addition, a strictly limited number of other classics will go under the...

Father’s day at FMM 2018

Father’s day at FMM 2018Father’s day happenings This year’s Fathers’ Day celebration at FMM was another rip-roaring success. Thankfully, the weather stayed dry throughout until rain started to drizzle with just 10 minutes to go, so the day’s proceedings went according to plan. For both morning and afternoon sessions, the gates had to be opened 30 minutes early because...
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