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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Together with local Ferrari club SEFAC, the museum recently hosted a day’s outing for a group of children belonging to the Reach For A Dream foundation. “It’s always a moving experience being involved, and the reward of seeing the little guy’s faces when they see...

During April, South African/Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter and animator Neill Blomkamp paid a visit to FMM and was shown around the museum complex by curator Wayne Harley. Born in Johannesburg in 1979, at the age of sixteen he met fellow ex-Redhill High School student Sharlto Copley, who provided...

Earlier in April, FMM had another notable visit when the daughter of British nobleman and racing legend Lord Howe, Lady Frances Denman, her son Roly and his two children Ozzie and Tilly, called in unexpectedly while on vacation from their home in Kent. Apart from...