Museums are defined as “a building or institution where objects of artistic, historical, or scientific importance and value are kept, studied, and put on display”. FMM is no exception, but also keeps up with the times. The museum was honoured to be chosen as one...

At the June Crankhandle Club meeting in the club’s Cape Town clubhouse, Long-time FMM consultant Dickon Daggitt presented his replica Bugatti Type 23 record-breaker to members. What was unexpected to most was the presence of FMM’s 1925 Type 23 Brescia Bugatti, because the two cars...

Museums are defined as “a building or institution where objects of artistic, historical, or scientific importance and value are kept, studied, and put on display”. FMM is no exception, but occasionally a new vehicle is offered to the museum for a brief evaluation. Here we...

August 31 was the 70th anniversary date of the first Volkswagen Beetle being produced in South Africa. Throughout August in Hall B, FMM recognised this achievement with a display of various iconic VW models – including the museum’s own 1952 Beetle – culminating in a...

August 31 is the 70th anniversary date of the first Volkswagen Beetle being produced in South Africa, and FMM is honouring this achievement with a display of various iconic VW models – including the museum’s own 1952 Beetle. Apart from ‘The People’s Car’, there will...

Well, almost. FMM has pulled off a major coup by becoming involved with the local importers of Maserati in the Maserati Cape Town Race Week from 15-20 December and the Cape2Rio 2017 yacht race (first start 26 December 26, main start 1 January). Four of...

The Cape Town Motor Show held at Killarney on Sunday 6 November was a massive success with around 1 400 vehicles exhibited and an attendance figure approaching 14 000. FMM took part in the event, displaying the Tyrrell 007/1 grand prix car driven by Jody Scheckter...

As a contrast to the usual pristine presentation of vehicles at FMM, a new display in Hall 3 features some of the ‘barn finds’ that are part of the museum’s collection. The vehicles are shown in their ‘as found’ condition along with some other motoring...

Next in line of the museums I visited following my attendance at the annual Schloss Dyck ‘Das Klassiker und Motorfestival’, was Godin’s Sporting Cars and Bikes. This was something totally of the beaten track and arranged by my trip host (and FMM consultant) Chris Routledge....