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...

FMM was recently visited by two large contingents of modern-car enthusiasts belonging to clubs with iconic names – Mini and Golf. Over 30 immaculate Issigonis Minis arrived and they made quite a feature in the parking area. The Mini Owners Club was welcomed with coffee...

Dickon Daggitt has confirmed that the Oily Rag Run for pre-1960 unrestored cars will take place on Sunday 14 September, starting early/mid-morning in central Cape Town and ending early afternoon with lunch at Franschhoek. Entries so far include a 1932 Lagonda, 1934 Ford and a...

In last month’s newsletter in the item about the 1936 Auburn, I stated that “the original engine (was) sent to Antonio’s Engine Rebuilders in Paarl for a rebuild”. While this statement is correct, the motor was subsequently forwarded to Basticks Engine Rebuilders in Strand Street,...

Just after getting back from the rejuvenated Knysna Simola Hillclimb, which now has a three-year Jaguar sponsorship, while sorting out a gift of old racing memorabilia this fascinating photo emerged taken at the May 1930 Muldersdrift Hillclimb. Certainly looks a far cry from the Knysna...