Prior to the Bentley visit, the Garden Route Motor Club recently visited FMM as part of a week-long tour of the Western Cape. An eclectic mix of 19 cars carrying 37 people set off from Knysna and called in at Montagu en route to a three-night stay in Stellenbosch from where the group branched out to take in a number of the area’s attractions before moving on to a day in Franschhoek.

“The visit to the FMM certainly was a great highlight and thoroughly enjoyed by the group, including the visit to Anthonij Rupert Wines for the ladies,” said club chairman and tour organiser Peter Pretorius. “It was particularly nice that we could split the group for a tour of the display halls and also visit the immaculate workshop.” Although the visit was brief, everyone enjoyed the opportunity to view the latest displays and see at first hand some of the maintenance and restoration work being carried out on FMM’s classics.

The group then headed back towards the Garden Route along the coast roads from Gordon’s Bay to Gansbaai, where they stayed over for some whale watching. The club donated R1 100 towards a new penguin sanctuary in the area.