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2018 World Rallycross Championship (WRX) – Dust and drama

2018 World Rallycross Championship (WRX) – Dust and drama

The final round of the 2018 World Rallycross Championship – WRX – took place at Killarney on November 24-25 and once again proved to be an action-packed weekend. This was the second time that the Cape Town circuit has hosted the championship finale and although the drivers’ title had already been won by Swede Johan…

Fmm Slot Car Championship

Fmm Slot Car Championship

At the final meeting of the FMM Slot Car Championship held at the beginning of November, the club’s new four-lane circuit was introduced. An evening of friendly – but no less competitive – challenges took place allowing racers to get a feel of the new layout, and there were plenty of thrills and spills as…

Whales, Wheels and Rotaries

Whales, Wheels and Rotaries

The Franschhoek Motor Museum was invited to exhibit its two rotary cars at the annual Whales and Wheels Show that took place in Hermanus on September 29. Workshop technicians Wilfred Tarentaal and Wenstley Wickham took the museum’s 1968 Mazda Cosmo Sport and the rarely seen, same era, NSU Ro80 to the annual event where they…

Wild Flowers Too…

Wild Flowers Too…

Not all of FMM’s transport collection is motorised – the museum has a number of classic bicycles in its portfolio, too. And when it came to continuing its support of the annual Darling Wildflower Show – at 101 years, the oldest-running show of its kind in the world – FMM provided a 1950 Hercules delivery…

Oily Rag Run 2018

Oily Rag Run 2018

This year’s Crankhandle Club Oily Rag Run for unrestored pre-1968 vehicles took place on Sunday 21 October. Sponsored by Crossley & Webb, The Franschhoek Motor Museum and RockStar Cars, competitors met at C&W’s showrooms in the Gardens, Cape Town for coffee and croissants before the first vehicles set off at 09h30. Twenty-one vehicles entered the…

SAGP Historic Festival

SAGP Historic Festival

Excitement is growing amongst entrants and spectators alike as the South Africa Historic Grand Prix Festival approaches. Over 20 Grand Prix cars are now confirmed for the historic reunion of some of the exact cars that raced in the South African Grand Prix between 1934 and 1939, including the inaugural race-winning Maserati 8CM and the…

FMM Slot Car Championship

The final round of the FMM Slot Car Championship took place in October and on the night, Franklin Smit won the Touring Car round with his Ford Mustang and Japie Aranjies won the Sports Car round with his Chaparral. After the final points were counted, Mark Venske emerged as the Touring Car Champion with his…

Classic Car Conference

Classic Car Conference

The second annual Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) Value in the Classic Car Market (VCCM) Conference was held in September at The Capital On The Park Hotel in Sandton, at which a number of interesting points were presented and debated. The focus of the conference was accented on the economic benefits of owning a classic…

FMM Slot Car Championship: September

FMM Slot Car Championship: September

The third round of the half-year FMM Slot Car Championship took place in September and a record-equalling 40 cars were entered for the two championship categories. Twenty cars took part in the Touring Car category and in a night of mechanical upsets, Mike Monk’s Ford Zakspeed Capri emerged the winner by a mere 0,02 seconds…

FMM Slot car championship

FMM Slot car championship

The second round of the July-November FMM Slot Car Championship took place in August and despite the wintry Cape weather and the absence of a couple of regular racers, there was a record entry of 27 drivers and 40 cars for the two championship categories. It was a busy night for everyone and proceedings got…

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