FMM’s Slot Car Championship resumes on February 5 with the first meeting of the New Year. This year the premier formula will be for non-magnetic slot cars, which will make racing far more demanding – and interesting. The action begins at 18h00. Full report next...

Here I sit again writing a Christmas message to all our FMM newsletter readers, and this year I would again like to start by thanking Mike Monk and our team for putting out 12 super newsletters during the past year. I’m sure everyone would agree...

L’Ormarins has been the proud host of South Africa’s premier horse racing weight-for-age mile race, the Queen’s Plate, since 2006 and the estate’s passion and enthusiasm has seen it grow from a one-day event into a sumptuous two-day racing festival. With its classic blue-and-white theme,...

Wendy Monk picks out some interesting historic items from FMM’s photo archives. This month it is another mystery photo. Again, judging by the writing on the back of the photo, this request may have been published elsewhere some years ago but no answers appear to have...

From 1962 to 1965, South Africa had a National Formula One Championship. All the International names of the day came and raced in South Africa. We had the Rand GP at Kyalami, the Cape GP at Killarney, the Natal GP at Westmead, the Rhodesian GP in...

FMM supported the Cape Alfa Romeo Club at the Killarney Motor Show held in hot Cape Summer weather in early December. Workshop manager Lorenzo Farella is a keen alfista and took along the museum’s 1947 6C 2500 SS Freccia d’Oro and 1972 Montreal to complement...

Arriving too late in our e-mail for prior warning, a proposal on new license plate numbers for the Western Cape has been put forward that will mean that there will no longer be individual towns identified. Any concerns should be forwarded to Shaldon.LeRoux@westerncape.gov.za. ...

December is the start of the museum’s busy season and the opening times have been increased in order to accommodate the greater number of visitors. From 1 December 2019 to 31 March 2020, the opening hours are Monday to Friday 10h00 to 18h00 (last admittance...