Sad to hear that FMM’s consultant engineer Dickon Daggitt has recently had another bad fall and we all wish him a speedy recovery and trust that he will not be incapacitated for the upcoming Oily Rag Run he has spent so much time in organising....

The Franschhoek Motor Museum was proud to be the host venue for this year’s Franschhoek Winter Wine Festival. This has become an established annual event and it is encouraging to see the numbers of exhibitors – producers from all around the valley turned up to...

Amongst the new displays introduced last month, the line-up of Alfa Romeos continues to attract lots of attention with visitors drawn to the marque’s Cuore Sportivo (Sporting Heart). The handful of models chosen from the collection to be on display in Hall C are a...

Sunday 15 June is Fathers’ Day and as usual, FMM will be having a special day at the museum including free entry for dads and – weather permitting – an open air display plus demonstration runs and engine rev-ups with selected cars from the collection....

All-new displays at FMM include a display of BMC vehicles – MG TD, Austin-Healey 100/4, Wolseley 15/60, Mini Cooper and MG B – a line-up of Model T Fords from 1911 to 1926 and a celebration of Chryslers and De Sotos from 1926 to 1936....

Sad to hear about the passing at the age of 88, of Sir John Arthur ‘Jack’ Brabham, OBE, aged 84, one of the most distinguished drivers of the post-war era. He was F1 champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966, was the founder of the Brabham...

FMM was recently visited by two large contingents of modern-car enthusiasts belonging to clubs with iconic names – Mini and Golf. Over 30 immaculate Issigonis Minis arrived and they made quite a feature in the parking area. The Mini Owners Club was welcomed with coffee...

Dickon Daggitt has confirmed that the Oily Rag Run for pre-1960 unrestored cars will take place on Sunday 14 September, starting early/mid-morning in central Cape Town and ending early afternoon with lunch at Franschhoek. Entries so far include a 1932 Lagonda, 1934 Ford and a...

Just after getting back from the rejuvenated Knysna Simola Hillclimb, which now has a three-year Jaguar sponsorship, while sorting out a gift of old racing memorabilia this fascinating photo emerged taken at the May 1930 Muldersdrift Hillclimb. Certainly looks a far cry from the Knysna...

Franschhoek Motor Museum’s ex-Bertie Bester supercharged straight-eight 1936 Auburn 852 Speedster, one of the last of the brand to be built, is back on the road again following a mechanical refurbishment after the block became porous with resultant unwelcome mixing of oil and water. Locating...