Four of Cape Town’s ‘old school’ of racing drivers were recently entertained at the museum by workshop manager Lorenzo Farella. Peter Gough, Denis Joubert, Piet van Niekerk and Jan Driedyk arrived in the morning for a coffee and chat before taking a walk around the four exhibition halls where much interest and discussion took place around many of the cars, old and newer. Naturally, the more sporty models garnered the most comment and reminiscences began to flow around the ones that each had an association with during their careers. A visit to the museum’s workshop followed before a trip around L’Ormarins led to a late lunch provided by FMM’s popular delicatessen.

Gough began racing in 1961 and went on to win sportscar, saloon and Wesbank championships. Joubert began in 1959 and successfully raced in all manner of categories. He is a founder member of the Western Province Motor Club and was chairman from 1970 until 2006. Van Niekerk was another versatile racer and is best known for his association with the GSM Dart/Flamingo, cars that he is still very passionate about. Driedyk is best known for building, preparing and racing Alfa Romeos, which he continues to do. MM