While on a short visit to Cape Town with his wife Jenny, another welcome visitor to FMM in February was Ken Stewart, co-author of the bible of SA’s early racing history Sun on the Grid, founding editor of Fine Cars and Classic Car Africa, world...

About a year ago Trevor Barnes made contact with FMM about donating his rare Alfa Romeo Brera to the museum, and in February Wayne Harley travelled to Trevor’s home in Witbank – coincidentally Wayne’s old home town – to collect the car. “He explained to...

Red is somehow synonymous with both Valentine’s Day and sporty cars and in February a line-up of 20 of the museum’s sportiest red machines were put on show for visitors to admire. Oldest car in the display is the 1937 Maserati 6CM and the newest...

Continuing the racing red theme, red was the dominant colour when local Ferrari club SEFAC invited owners on a tour that included a visit to FMM, lunch, a museum tour and an introduction to a proposed new SA single-seater racing series planned for SA. No...

Once again Cape Town kicked off a New Year in high style with the running of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP) at Kenilworth Racecourse on 9 January. Hot summer weather favoured a sell-out crowd who attended South Africa’s leading weight-for-age horse race, which brought together...

Horsepower of a different kind will be on view when L’Ormarins will, for the eleventh year in succession, be sponsoring the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP) at Kenilworth Racecourse on 9 January supported, as always, by a display of thoroughbreds from the Franschhoek Motor Museum. An...

On 4 December the entire staff compliment of L’Ormarins, Drakenstein Stud, Anthonij Rupert wines, FMM and invited guests all squeezed into one of the FMM display halls for the group’s annual year-end function. Johann and Gaynor Rupert were in attendance and in his speech, Mr...

In readiness of the year-end influx of visitors, there is a new display of convertibles in Hall C. The roadsters being put on display are: 1927 Buick Standard, 1929 Hupmobile, 1929 Marquette, 1930 Chrysler, 1930 DeSoto, 1931 Ford, 1932 Ford V8, 1937 Buick, 1938 Chevrolet,...

Late in October FMM was graced with a visit from a mouth-watering gathering of one-make British automobile aristocracy as the 8th International Vintage Bentley Tour of South Africa stopped by for a picnic lunch and tour of the museum. The tour attracted 16 vintage and...

Amongst the varied collection of vehicles that form the FMM collection are a number of historic racing cars that, along with all the others, are systematically given a run to blow away any cobwebs. By their very nature, it is not simply a case of...