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...

Late in May I was fortunate to be able to spend a day with Pablo Clark Racing at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria. The team offers individuals the opportunity to take to the track in a Ferrari 360 Challenge after receiving pointers on how to...

Four of Cape Town’s ‘old school’ of racing drivers were recently entertained at the museum by workshop manager Lorenzo Farella. Peter Gough, Denis Joubert, Piet van Niekerk and Jan Driedyk arrived in the morning for a coffee and chat before taking a walk around the...

Currently on view at FMM is a eclectic display of Fords including Model Ts, Model As, V8s, Anglia, Fairlane, GT40 and a road-going version of SA’s own Capri Perana. ...

The annual Knysna Speed Festival featuring the Knysna Motor Show and the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb were both held in mild weather and each attracted record crowds. The motor show maintained its high standards of organisation and the classics on view including some exceptional vehicles. Sep...