Earlier this year, celebrated South African racing driver and founder of Tiger Wheel & Tyre, Eddie Keizan, passed away at the age of 71 after battling with cancer. Eddie was SA Production Car Campion in 1969, 1970, 1977 and 1978. He was also a champion...

On June 19th, the increasingly popular Fathers’ Day Special will take place at the museum. An exciting programme of events is being planned for the day including driving demonstrations around the museum’s quadrant. To facilitate all visitors having the opportunity to enjoy and participate in...

The beginning of May was a busy time in Knysna, with the annual motor show taking place on the 1st and the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb on 6th to the 8th. The show, organised by the Garden Route Motor Club, was as popular as ever with...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we reach Q –no, not Mr Bond’s sidekick – with a car that is part of the Rupert family’s personal collection. Calling a three-box saloon a four-door is unimaginative but...

On April 23 FMM Newsletter editor Mike Monk and his wife Wendy reached a personal milestone when they celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary with a family lunch. Married in Coventry, England, they emigrated to South Africa with their two sons in December 1970 and have...

Last September the museum was honoured with a visit from one of Italy’s foremost auto designers Leonardo Fioravanti and his son, Luca. Leonardo designed many classic Ferraris while working for styling house Pininfarina and his visit to the museum was met with a gathering of...

When BMW SA celebrated the mother company’s centenary celebrations in March with a huge Heritage function at the plant in Rosslyn, near Pretoria, FMM was honoured to be invited to take part in the proceedings by putting on a display of some of the museum’s...

Finally a reminder that this year’s Knysna Motor Show takes place on Sunday 1 May at Knysna High School sports fields on Waterfront Drive. The categories of vehicles on display at this quality event will be classic cars with a bias towards sports cars, modern...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we have a P – er, no, not that kind – in the shape of a Packard. The story goes that when James Ward Packard bought a Winton in 1898...

During April, FMM was the host venue to the South African launch of the new BMW M2 Coupé. This was the first time that the museum, and specifically Die Plaas Pad test track, was opened up to the motoring media and the week-long activities were...