The Citroën Club celebrated the Traction Avant’s 80th anniversary with a display of cars at the museum on 25 October. Supporting this milestone, in the current issue of Classic & Performance Car Africa there is a story on the museum’s 1954 Citroën Light 15 (see newsletter...

Check out FMM’s Facebook site for the museum’s campaign supporting August’s National Women’s Month celebrations. Among the featured ladies are South Africa’s first automobilist, Mary Anderson, inventor of windscreen wiper, SA’s accomplished F1 driver Desiré Wilson, Prieska-born Oona Scheepers who has moved through the ranks...

At a recent ‘storytellers evening’ held at Crossley and Webb’s stunning new Cape Town showrooms I was  privileged to be invited to present the museum’s Jaguar D-Type XKD573. The D-Type is the most successful Jaguar ever to enter Le Mans, it won in 1955, 1956...

Jaguar Land Rover has recently purchased the largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world. Jaguar is the most represented brand with 130 examples in the vast collection of 543 cars amassed by British enthusiast James Hull. Models in the collection include...

Tyre construction is a technical topic familiar to most classic car enthusiasts, even if it is simply down to the correct use of cross- and radial-ply rubberware. Rummaging through some old material recently donated to me I came across this advertising flyer put out by...

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...

The museum has a number of desirable Ferraris in its collection and recently accepted an invitation to attend the opening of the newly-formed Carlo Viglietti service centre in Gauteng. Long time friend of FMM Carlo Viglietti along with Pablo Clark Racing have set up a...

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...

The replies received to last month’s newsletter’s picture query were all correct in indentifying the out-of-shape car taking part in the May 1930 Muldersdrift Hillclimb as a Salmson. This month while searching through some auto archive material that had been donated to me, I stumbled...

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....