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BMW Mexico visit

BMW Mexico visit

Maintaining FMM’s international standing as a ‘must visit’ venue, a party of individuals from BMW Mexico recently visited the museum. Having spent a couple of days at the BMW plant in Rosslyn, Gauteng, the group moved to Cape Town during which they spent a day at L’Ormarins. The morning was spent enjoying a wine tasting…

Rally Round Africa

For almost the full month of October, Rally Round Africa took place with 28 vintage and classic cars of all descriptions following a 6 700 km route from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town. The rally took in the landscapes, cultures and wildlife of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland and South Africa – the 25-day itinerary…

GSM Anniversary

GSM Anniversary

On Heritage weekend Sunday, the GSM Club celebrated its 60th anniversary at FMM with a huge display of Darts and Flamingos featuring the first 10 GSM Darts to be built – including the first production GSM Dart, chassis number 5801, which has just been found. Cars and chassis were lined up around the quadrant and…

Iain Tyrrell visit to FMM

Iain Tyrrell visit to FMM

In early September, FMM was pleased to spend some time with renowned UK classic car consultant Iain Tyrrell, who was on a short holiday to SA with his South African born girlfriend. Iain has a strong mechanical bent and has run his own Rolls-Royce and Bentley workshop, and is also recognised as a Ferrari specialist….

Pagani’s latest hypercar, the Huayra

Pagani’s latest hypercar, the Huayra

Bit of a mouthful – the H is silent – and in early July FMM was proud to host a brief visit of Pagani’s latest hypercar, the Huayra, which was on a promotional tour in the hands of Pagani’s Area Manager for the Middle East and Africa, Mansour Alyasin. The concept was born in 2003,…

Porsche Club Owners visit FMM

Porsche Club Owners visit FMM

In early April, a group of 11 Porsche Club owners from around the world embarked on a nine-day tour of Namibia and South Africa organised by Jason Furness’ Cape Town based Rock Star Cars. Apart from the usual sight-seeing aspect of the tour, as part of the itinerary the group did a tour of the…

Vintage Bentley Tours visit FMM

Vintage Bentley Tours visit FMM

Di Dugmore and Dave Alexander, organisers of the past two International Vintage Bentley Tours, were recently approached by a small group of Bentley owners to assist in the planning and booking of a private tour, the purpose of which was to escape the harsh European Winter weather. After some shipping problems, four cars arrived and…

Stars with AMG

Stars with AMG

In November FMM hosted an AMG Drivers’ Lounge and track day attended by clients and special guests of the Mercedes-Benz high-performance division, who by special arrangement were flown in to the two-day event by helicopters. AMG made available to drive a number of twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre V8-engined supercars – E63, GT and GT C. And to…

Serge Damseaux visit FMM

Serge Damseaux visit FMM

Early in July, South Africa’s multiple title-winning rally champion Serge Damseaux was at FMM to reacquaint himself with a car he once owned. Serge won 74 national rallies between 1985 and 2007 driving for (predominantly) Toyota and Ford, taking 10 SA Driver’s Championships in the process, but started his career driving privately-entered Alfa Romeos in…

FMM visit procedure change

FMM visit procedure change

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Franschhoek Motor Museum and the L’Ormarins management has decided that during the winter months the museum, along with other facilities on the estate, will undergo some major renovations and upgrades. For the time being, this decision precludes FMM being able to accept casual visitors. As a result,…

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