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,...

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...

In mid-November, a Rolls-Royce and Bentley Jamboree organised by the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club was held at the Kelvin Grove Club in Newlands, Cape Town. At the conclusion of the event, 30 of the cars drove to FMM along what participants described as “one of the...

In November, FMM’s slot car group had the final race meeting of the year during which the championship season’s prize giving took place. Races consisted of friendly challenges but were nevertheless highly competitive with Jackie van Wyk having a great night, winning the Formula Carrera...

On October 20 a mix of 23 vehicles took part in the annual Oily Rag Run. Sponsored by FMM, Crossley & Webb and RockStar Cars, the run started at the museum with coffee and conviviality amongst the competing crews and supporters. Judging of the pre-1969...

In October, FMM’s slot car group had the second race night on the new four-lane circuit and lap times are already beginning to improve. Jon Lederle was the winner in the premier Formula Carrera category with his Audi RS5 DTM covering 113 laps, followed by...

In August, members of the local Ford Model A Club celebrated the model’s birth when some 30 examples met at the Engen 1-Stop on the N1 from where they were driven in convoy to FMM for a motoring picnic. The car was launched in 1928...

South African race fans are set for a sensational showdown when the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy comes to a dramatic head at the Killarney International Raceway season finale 9-10 November. Swede Timmy Hansen won the penultimate World RX round in Latvia...