A significant event took place at FMM in July when Mercedes-Benz used the L-Ormarins Estate’s facilities as part of the international launch of its new X-Class all-terrain pick-up. The event was a major planning and logistics exercise for the combined M-B and museum teams, which...

South Africa’s biggest classic car show, the Pretoria Old Motor Club’s annual Cars in the Park, is being held at the Zwartkops Raceway in Gauteng on 6 August, and the organisers are expecting in excess of 2 500 cars and a crowd of over 12 000 people....

In mid-June Lexus launched its new GT, the LC500, in Franschhoek. Over a few days, first dealers and then the media were hosted at Leeu Estates for a business presentation, supper and sleepover before the following morning converging on FMM’s PlaasPad, from where each group...

This year’s 8th running of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2017 attracted an estimated record 15 000 spectators over the duration of the weekend. They were treated to an awe-inspiring line-up of cars, ranging from showroom-specification hot hatches to exotic supercars and some of the wildest track-attack...

The second Concours South Africa will be held at Sun City alongside the Gary Player Country Club from August 3-6. Among the judges for this year’s event are FMM curator Wayne Harley, who will be joined by two international motoring aficionados with South African links,...

The second Concours South Africa will be held at Sun City alongside the Gary Player Country Club from August 3-6, and as last year FMM’s curator Wayne Harley will be one of the judges. This year the organisers are planning for 150 entries across a more...

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...