FMM is proud to be the custodian of rallying Springboks Ewold and Minota-Ann van Bergen’s trophy collection and recently were visited by Minota-Ann’s sister Patricia von Hohenberg with a few of her friends. In 1960, Ewold and Minota-Ann (née Van Niekerk) became SA’s first official...

During July, FMM was pleased to receive visits from John Myers, one of the three men who designed, developed and built South Africa’s first production car, the Protea. John is still much involved in Cape Town’s classic car scene and always has fascinating tales to...

FMM was recently approached by the CIAO Club South Africa (Classic Italian Automobile Owners) to participate in the inaugural Giro dei Vigneti (lap of the Vineyards). The event was the initiative of Sonja-Liezel Theron out of a promise made to friend and CIAO founder Nick...

Members of the CIAO Club South Africa (Classic Italian Automobile Owners) will showcase their thoroughbred machines at the Franschhoek Motor Museum on Freedom Day, 27 April 2019. The cars will be on display at FMM following a tour of the Cape earlier in the day...

FMM continues to attract celebrities and personalities both locally and from around the world, sometimes for business but, more often than not, purely social visits. Over the Festive Season, the museum hosted a number of well-known individuals including Tschops Sipuka, the first black South African...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

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...