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...

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...