One of the more unusual and less well known historical items is a sedan chair believed to be from the 17th century. It was acquired the Heidelberg Motor Museum from the Van Rijn collection, and following the museum’s move to Franschhoek to create FMM, it...

Maserati SA recently loaned FMM a Maserati Levante S Gransport to display on the museum’s stand at the Knysna Motor Show and for a few days evaluation. Wayne Harley drove the vehicle to and from the show and Mike Monk tried out the premium SUV...

FMM Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters takes a look at the stories behind some of items in FMM’s collection of memorabilia and artefacts. This month he takes a brief look at the workshop signs of two American car brands...

The 2018 FMM Slot Car Championship got underway in March under a new format. There are two categories, Touring Cars and Sports Cars, with modern and historic classes within both. The challenging two-lane track was designed by experienced slot car organiser Jon Lederle. Competitors race...

A new series of articles by FMM Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters in which he takes a look at the stories behind some of items in FMM’s collection of memorabilia and artefacts. This month, inspired by one of the museum’s vintage picnic sets, he looks at...

During March, FMM was pleased to welcome two descendants of former South African motor racing champion John Love. Siobhan, his daughter by his third marriage, was visiting Southern Africa from her home in Arizona, USA during which time she visited relatives in John’s native Zimbabwe...

Following FMM’s successful inaugural Slot Car Championship that ran from September to November last year, the competition is being continued in 2018. A pre-season practice session was held in February to discuss plans for the new season, in which, amongst other ideas, an enduro to...

A new series of articles by FMM Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters in which he takes a look at the stories behind some of items in FMM’s collection of memorabilia and artefacts. This month he describes the birth of Monsieur Bibendum...

Mid-January there was an interesting new arrival at FMM in the form of a marathon Trabant, manufactured in the then East Germany from 1957 to 1990. Little is known of the history behind the journey but it appears as though in 1992 the car was...

The first in a new series of articles by Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters in which he takes a look at the stories behind some of items in FMM’s collection of memorabilia and artefacts. A Shell-Mex BP petrol can starts us off...