December is the start of the museum’s busy season and the opening times have been increased in order to accommodate the greater number of visitors. From 1 December 2019 to 31 March 2020, the opening hours are Monday to Friday 10h00 to 18h00 (last admittance...

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of South African Jody Scheckter’s F1 World Championship win, his Tyrrell-Ford 007-1 will be on show in Hall D. Jody drove for Ken Tyrell from 1974 to 1976 and the car on view is the one he raced in 1975...

Wendy Monk picks out some interesting historic items from FMM’s photo archives. This month it is a mystery photo. Can anyone identify the car, please? Judging by the writing on the back of the photo, this request may have been published some years ago but no...

At the beginning of September, FMM’s workshop welcomed 30-year-old JP du Plessis as the new technician. Jean-Pierre was born and raised in Cape Town and after school he attended Cape Tech where after three years tuition he graduated with a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering...

Wendy Monk picks out some interesting historic items from FMM’s photos archives. We start the series with a South African record-breaking run by Dunlop On 16 August 2002, the Spirit of Dunlop, shod with SP Sport 7000Ds, set a South African Land Speed Record and a World Land Speed...

At the end of July, traditionally a quiet period in visitor numbers, FMM’s staff undertook an educational visit some of Cape Town museums, the aim being to see, understand and compare the challenges they face and how they set about overcoming them. The ease the...