The Cape is known for having some of the worst wild fires in South Africa that often leave vast areas destroyed, homes and businesses destroyed and animals maimed or even killed. Government, nature conservation and local farmers cannot fight these fires alone and that’s where...

For four days in March, Franschhoek was treated to the sights and sounds – and occasionally smells – of some of the most charismatic cars of the vintage/post-vintage era, the twin-cam MG Midget, Magna and Magnette models produced from 1929 to 1934. Known as the...

On 13th March Cape Town classic car dealers Crossley & Webb invited their top clients to bring along some of their special cars for a corporate driving experience at the Franschhoek Motor Museum. Amongst the cars that participated in the day’s proceedings were a number...

FMM’s Valentine’s Day ‘two for the price of one’ promotion was a great success. A big and varied line-up of the collection’s red-painted cars greeted a bumper group of visitors. The offer of rides around the quadrant was taken up by no less than 56...

The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is a perfect way to start any year and this year was no exception. 2015 marked the 154th running of this prestigious event and the 10th year that L’Ormarins has been involved as a sponsor. And following on from the success...

The Langebaan Community Policing Forum held its inaugural ‘Hot on Tar’ Wheel and Leisure Show at the grounds of the Curro School in Langebaan on Sunday 2 November. The show was organised by Paige Lindenberg and her well-known car and powerboat racing father Peter and...

The Citroën Club celebrated the Traction Avant’s 80th anniversary with a display of cars at the museum on 25 October. Supporting this milestone, in the current issue of Classic & Performance Car Africa there is a story on the museum’s 1954 Citroën Light 15 (see newsletter...

In September an excellent entry of 23 cars participated in FMM consulting engineer Dickon Daggitt’s Oily Rag Run for pre-1960 unrestored vehicles. The event started from Crossley & Webb in Cape Town and ran through Milnerton, Durbanville and Klapmuts to the finish at FMM. Along...

The Franschhoek Motor Museum was proud to be the host venue for this year’s Franschhoek Winter Wine Festival. This has become an established annual event and it is encouraging to see the numbers of exhibitors – producers from all around the valley turned up to...

It’s almost time to raise our glasses for this year’s ravishing reds at the Franschhoek Winter Wines! It’s taking place this Saturday at Franschhoek Motor Musuem. There’s only a few tickets left, so book yours today! www.webtickets.co.za...