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....

July was a tragic month with the passing of some of South Africa’s motoring legends. First, two of South Africa’s motorsport legends, Don Philp and Piet van Niekerk, passed away within a day of each other. Stellenbosch-born Don began racing in various motorsport events in...

Earlier in June, FMM had an unexpected visit from ex-SA Driver Champion Neville Lederle and his wife, Norma. Born in Theunissen in the Free State, Neville, now 77, had a short but notably successful racing career including taking part in the 9th SA Grand Prix...

Earlier this year, celebrated South African racing driver and founder of Tiger Wheel & Tyre, Eddie Keizan, passed away at the age of 71 after battling with cancer. Eddie was SA Production Car Campion in 1969, 1970, 1977 and 1978. He was also a champion...

On 7 March, BMW celebrated 100 years of existence. The original date was when Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG was formed, which in 1922 took controlling interest in a small aero-engine manufacturer based in the north of Munich in Bavaria, Germany and established Bayerische Motoren Werke AG....

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we downsize to an Austin in disguise and its place in a Cooper’s tale. Without doubt, the Mini ranks as one of the world’s most influential cars. Not simply...

In readiness of the year-end influx of visitors, there is a new display of convertibles in Hall C. The roadsters being put on display are: 1927 Buick Standard, 1929 Hupmobile, 1929 Marquette, 1930 Chrysler, 1930 DeSoto, 1931 Ford, 1932 Ford V8, 1937 Buick, 1938 Chevrolet,...