‘Ask a man who owns one’ is the advertising catchline. “Wayne, can I have a drive, please?” Mike Monk samples a Super 8 that has got nothing to do with old home movie reels…   The story goes that when James Ward Packard bought a Winton in...

Porsche 70 Celebration In celebration of Porsche’s 70th anniversary this year, currently on display in FMM’s Hall D are five of the famous models that collectively represent the company’s proud history. Heading the line-up is the 1984 956 Le Mans car in its famous Rothmans livery....

Dart Turns 60 With Chassis #1 Bob van Niekerk had a dream in the 1950s to build a South African sports car. He teamed up with Willie Meissner and Verster de Wit and with their individual talents they created a car which they called the GSM...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ferrari Remembrance August 14 marked the tenth anniversary of Enzo Ferrari’s death in Maranello, Italy. Born in 1898 in Modena, Enzo became famous as a motor racing driver and entrepreneur, and was the founder of Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team, and in 1947 of...

FMM assistant curator Cheslynne Ruiters takes a look at the stories behind some of the items in FMM’s collection of artefacts and motoring memorabilia in general. This month he rolls with part 2 of the invention of the wheel   The world today is heavily dependent on...

The Knysna Motor Show held last April was a great success. A record crowd of more than 8 000 people attended and after accounting for the show’s expenses, the organising Garden Route Motor Club was able to donate R116 000 to local charities, namely the...

FMM Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters takes a look at the stories behind some of the items in FMM’s collection of artefacts and motoring memorabilia in general. This month he rolls with the invention of the wheel In a motoring sense, one item that we often...

FMM has just acquired a remarkable motor car, a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. The chassis, number 14AC, was manufactured in 1915 and immediately commissioned by the British Admiralty for war duty. The car was sold back to R-R in 1918 and refurbished by Vickers before becoming...

FMM Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters takes a look at the stories behind some of the items in FMM’s collection of memorabilia and artefacts. This month he throws some light on the King of the Road...