Currently on view at the Franschhoek Motor Museum is a new display in Hall B consisting of a varied selection of German cars from down the years. Ranging from a tiny Messerschmitt bubble car to the magnificent 1928 Mercedes-Benz Type-S, the display features many favourites...

The museum has been the delighted recipient of a Churchill automotive test and tuning bench that was designed for workshop use in the mid 1940s. The unit was donated by Charles Van der Spuy of Darling, and is in excellent condition – a real time...

As mentioned in the last newsletter, visitors to L’Ormarins and the Anthonij Rupert estates can now experience a touch of nostalgia with a ride in one of FMM’s custom-built ‘trams’, a form of public transport popular in South Africa a century ago. The new versions...

FMM has appointed a new senior Front of House Manager, Magdaleen Wepener, who hails from Newcastle in KwaZulu Natal but has been living in Cape Town for the last nine years. Her key roles involve coordinating all of FMM’s hospitality functions as well as inter-estate...

In a tribute to Roger Bannister conquering the mile in less than four minutes – the ‘dream mile’ – 50 years ago, the museum was invited to parade a few classic cars at the Street Mile Festival held in Stellenbosch on March 12. Hosted by...

The organisers of the 8th Century Run have had to cancel the event, which was scheduled for 30 March. The first seven Century Runs were run by the Cape Vintage Motorcycle Club (CVMC) which is affiliated to SAVVA (South Africa Veteran and Vintage Association) for...

Following last year’s non-event in the wake of Renault’s withdrawal of support, Jaguar has stepped in and signed-up as headline sponsor for the annual Knysna hillclimb for the next three years. No titled the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, the event is once again earmarked to be...

Just as in the past, FMM was on display at the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate run at Kenilworth race course in January. However, this year was the first time BMW was on board as sponsor partners and allowed us the opportunity to display a few of...