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...

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...