While the usual Memorabilia column is on a short lockdown break, we continue with this new, additional feature series that focuses on motoring literature of interest to FMM’s followers. Hosted by Wendy Monk, this month we look at a pair of books from the library...

Wendy Monk picks out some interesting historic items from FMM’s photo archives, some with a story, others without. This month, a photo taken in 1909 in what is today called Midrand in Gauteng, in a roundabout way led us to recall some racing that took...

While the usual Memorabilia column is taking a short lockdown break, we are introducing this new, additional feature series that focuses on motoring literature of interest to FMM’s followers. Hosted by Wendy Monk, we start with a pair of books from the FMM library shelves...

Mazda Motor Corporation celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding on 30 January 2020.  Akira Marumoto, Representative Director, President and CEO said: "Mazda originated as a company producing cork and then took the path to manufacturing automobiles. Now, our cars have found friends with many customers...

During what was a busy January for the museum Curator Wayne Harley and Workshop Manager Lorenzo Farella were tasked with delivering FMM’s two Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6’s to Walvis Bay Airport for the museum’s owner, Mr Johann Rupert, to use on a trip he had...

The Franschhoek Motor Museum continues to be a key attraction to the Cape, especially during holiday periods, and the December 2019 Christmas season was no exception. Despite the current hard economic times, there was a small increase in attendance figures when 9 089 paying guests passed...

A new display stand has been set up in Hall D, featuring the Sasol Yamaha fuel research motorcycle. In 1992, Yamaha was trying its hand at Formula 1 and was building engines for the Jordan team. Yamaha provided a free supply of the OX99 3,5-litre...

FMM Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters gets wound up and springs into New Year action … In my last article in the November newsletter the topic was leaf springs, and this month I am really getting wound up looking at coil springs. These are considered by some...