28 Jul ON THE SHELVES
Housed above the Franschhoek Motor Museum’s main reception/delicatessen/wine display and tasting area is one of the facility’s lesser known attributes – the library. The core of collection came from FMM’s antecedent, the Heidelberg Transport Museum, which has been supplemented by numerous individuals donating either individual titles or even complete collections, including those from Fred Schnetler, Mike Hooper and Michele Lupini. As well as the books is a varied selection of local and overseas motor magazines covering veteran and vintage as well as post-war cars and motoring in general. For the more technically minded, there is quite a selection of handbooks, workshop manuals and engineering text books relating to older cars preise viagra apotheke. Also of significance are the prized written – particularly those of Peter Macintosh – and photographic records of historic South African motor sport, which collectively forms a valuable archive of the country’s sporting heritage.
David Magqwanti is the resident librarian and he is responsible for logging, indexing and filing all the books and archive material acquired by the museum. David is on hand and willing to help browsers/researchers find the relevant tomes relating to the particular title or topic they are seeking. Seating is provided for on-site reading – the books are not loaned out. The museum also sells selected books and magazines from reception. Currently on sale are Dart: The Real GSM Story by Sandy Brunette (R250), and Kyalami by Andre Loubser (R795). Also on sale is the bi-monthly Classic & Performance Car Africa magazine (R47), the country’s only dedicated classic car journal that regularly features stories and driving impressions of some of the museum’s cars as well as an FMM News page.
So, if you need to look up some facts and figures or even general information on any old matters motoring, check out the FMM library – you may find just what you are looking for.