Well, almost. FMM has pulled off a major coup by becoming involved with the local importers of Maserati in the Maserati Cape Town Race Week from 15-20 December and the Cape2Rio 2017 yacht race (first start 26 December 26, main start 1 January). Four of...

In late October the museum hosted a Motor Movie Festival when car lovers and movie fans combined their passions and relived the drive-in experience (albeit indoors) by watching motor-themed movies while seated in a classic 1930s, ’40s and ’50s car from the museum’s famous collection....

Back on Heritage Day, FMM curator Wayne Harley was invited by the Classic Motorcycle Club (Cape) chairman Howard Boetcher to give a presentation. The club meets regularly at the Tokai Library where the guys get together and kick tyres, have a beer and, naturally, have...

Earlier in October the second annual Oily Rag Run took place, starting at FMM and ending at Crossley & Webb in Cape Town. Organised by FMM consultant engineer Dickon Daggitt, the event is for pre-1966 unrestored cars and the 122-km route took the entries from...

Two of South Africa’s motor sport legends, Graham Duxbury and Giniel de Villiers, recently hosted a fund-raising event at the Franschhoek Motor Museum on behalf of the Motorsport Legends Benevolent Fund. It was attended by members of the public keen to meet the two greats...

The beginning of August was a busy time for FMM’s curator Wayne Harley as he had a busman’s holiday in Germany as a working guest of renowned international auctioneer house, Coys of London. Wayne was invited by the CEO of Coys, Chris Routledge, to help...

2016 marks new beginnings for the South African Motor Show with the launch of the SA Festival of Motoring taking place from August 31-September 4 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Conference Centre. As well as providing an opportunity to experience the new revamped,...

Along with the participation of FMM curator Wayne Harley(!), he only BMW 2002 Turbo that exists in SA will be star attraction at the Concours South Africa 2016 to be held at Sun City on September 9-11. The 2002 Turbo was Europe’s first turbocharged mass-production...

In the days leading up to the increasingly popular annual Father’s Day celebration at the Franschhoek Motor Museum, the appropriate words in a Barbra Streisand song from the 1964 movie Funny Girl often sprang to mind – “Don’t bring around a cloud to rain on...