This year’s Oil Rag Run took place on Sunday 20 September and was another great success for this brainchild of Crankhandler and FMM consultant engineer Dickon Daggitt. Co-sponsored by the Franschhoek Motor Museum and Cape Town classic car emporium Crossley and Webb, the event for...

This year’s Oily Rag Run will take place on Sunday 20 September, starting at the museum at 11h00 (cars will be on view from 10h00) and finishing at Crossley & Webb’s showrooms in Solan Street in the Gardens. Organised by FMM’s consultant engineer Dickon Daggitt,...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we follow Hollywood movie star Morgan Freeman behind the wheel of a Hudson Commodore. Befitting its name, the Commodore was the flagship of the fleet in Hudson’s model line-up. Built...

Housed above the Franschhoek Motor Museum’s main reception/delicatessen/wine display and tasting area is one of the facility’s lesser known attributes – the library. The core of collection came from FMM’s antecedent, the Heidelberg Transport Museum, which has been supplemented by numerous individuals donating either individual...

Crankhandle Club historian Derek Stuart-Findlay has just launched a book on the pioneering years of South African motoring from 1897 up to the 1942 Abyssinian Campaign. Titled Our Intrepid Cape Motoring Pioneers, this 183-page A4-sized hard cover contains 70 stories divided into 10 chapters on...

Such was the popularity and success of FMM’s engineering consultant Dickon Daggitt’s inaugural Oily Rag Run last year that a second running has been scheduled for 20 September 2015 based at the museum. No details are available just yet, but if you have an unrestored...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we go local and lekker in a GSM Dart. To get straight to the point – if you will excuse the pun – the Dart has to be one...

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing Mr Nico De Lange on 10 July 2015. Nico and was very active in the sourcing and restoring of a number of cars, many of which became part of the Heidelberg collection, which,...

The Killarney Raceway round of the African Endurance Series took place on June 6 and attracted a large crowd to the Cape Town circuit. Amongst the many family oriented side attractions to the racing were several vehicle displays including an FMM stand that included the...

Father’s Day plans at FMM are even more attractive than before. This year’s celebration is on Sunday 21 June and, as usual, Dads get in for free. Providing the weather is good, there will be driving demos of some of the museum’s world-class collection, including...