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...

Franschhoek Motor Museum’s ex-Bertie Bester supercharged straight-eight 1936 Auburn 852 Speedster, one of the last of the brand to be built, is back on the road again following a mechanical refurbishment after the block became porous with resultant unwelcome mixing of oil and water. Locating...

Franschhoek Motor Museum’s ex-Bertie Bester supercharged straight-eight 1936 Auburn 852 Speedster, one of the last of the brand to be built, is back on the road again following a mechanical refurbishment after the block became porous with resultant unwelcome mixing of oil and water. Locating...

Currently on view at the Franschhoek Motor Museum is a new display in Hall B consisting of a varied selection of German cars from down the years. Ranging from a tiny Messerschmitt bubble car to the magnificent 1928 Mercedes-Benz Type-S, the display features many favourites...

Currently on view at the Franschhoek Motor Museum is a new display in Hall B consisting of a varied selection of German cars from down the years. Ranging from a tiny Messerschmitt bubble car to the magnificent 1928 Mercedes-Benz Type-S, the display features many favourites...

The museum has been the delighted recipient of a Churchill automotive test and tuning bench that was designed for workshop use in the mid 1940s. The unit was donated by Charles Van der Spuy of Darling, and is in excellent condition – a real time...

The museum has been the delighted recipient of a Churchill automotive test and tuning bench that was designed for workshop use in the mid 1940s. The unit was donated by Charles Van der Spuy of Darling, and is in excellent condition – a real time...

As mentioned in the last newsletter, visitors to L’Ormarins and the Anthonij Rupert estates can now experience a touch of nostalgia with a ride in one of FMM’s custom-built ‘trams’, a form of public transport popular in South Africa a century ago. The new versions...