Our July newsletter featuring the following articles: Winter Wines, FMM attends new Ferrari service centre, Oily Rag Run, On show, Aftermarket, Exhaust blips
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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 present their wines – and spectators grow each year. L’Ormarins Estate’s own Protea and Terra del Capo wine ranges were also on promotion for the punters to taste. Once again the event was a total success and blessed with one of the best winter’s days of the year. WH


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 base of operations in 6th Street, Wynberg, Johannesburg, and the new company is able to undertake the servicing and restoration of all models of Ferraris. Carlo brings countless years of experience to the partnership and now has some of the best facilities in the country available to him. WH


FMM’s consultant engineer Dickon Daggitt initiative in organising an Oily Rag Run for pre-1960 unrestored cars is getting up to speed. Early entries include a 1927 Buick, 1932 Lagonda, 1934 Ford, 1935 M45 Lagonda, 1958 Austin-Healey and a 1959 ‘Auntie’ Rover. FMM is planning to enter a 1926 Chrysler Model 58 (the revamped Maxwell 25), a 1933 Ford pick-up and a 1956 Studebaker Champ and possibly the 1926 Talbot 14/45 that was featured in the Dec/Jan 2013/14 edition of Classic & Performance Car Africa magazine. The event will take place on Sunday 14 September, starting early/mid-morning in central Cape Town and ending early afternoon with lunch at Franschhoek. For further details and entry applications, e-mail Dickon at dickon@worldonline.co.za. MM


Image from http://4c.alfaromeo.com/
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 1947 6C 2500 SS, 1955 1900 SS, 1959 Giulietta Spider, 1969 1750 GTV and a 1971 Montreal. MM


Image from http://4c.alfaromeo.com/

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 across this photo of this Baur-bodied Auto Union F7 Meisterklasse Coupé. Question is, does anyone know of its whereabouts? And as a final ‘smiley’, how about this 1967 ad for Shelby GT road cars? The point trying to be made is about safe performance and the pay-off line is “Suddenly, everything you (and your wife) ever wanted in a car is here!” These days it is all about SUVs. How times have changed… MM 


The August/September issue of Classic & Performance Car Africa will carry a feature on FMM’s unusual Auto Union/DKW Munga. It goes on sale at the end of this month. The magazine will also include an article on South Africa’s first motor race – which was earlier than most people think...
TopCar magazine’s series of articles on historic South African race circuits features the Lord Howe, Germiston, Palmietfontein and Grand Central circuits in the August issue currently on sale. MM


July 19: Festival motor racing, Eastern Cape
July 20: CMMCS Christmas in July lunch, Hout Bay. Elize at gelliesplumbing@gmail.com
July 20: Scottburgh Classic Car Club show, Scottburgh Country Club www.scottburghclassiccarshow.co.za
July 26: Regional racing, Zwartkops. Elvene Coetzee 082 390 6016
August 2: National Super Series racing, Phakisa
August 3: Cars in the Park, Zwartkops www.pomc.co.za
August 9: Crankhandle Club annual book sale, Wynberg clubhouse
August 9: Regional racing, Killarney. Joy Hoskins 021 557 1639
August 9: Festival racing, Zwartkops. Elvene Coetzee 082 390 6016
August 16: Historic racing, Phakisa
August 16: Regional racing, East London. Carol Radloff 083 411 2866
August 23: Spring Trophy races, Kyalami. Tony Taylor 082 773 2537
August 24: Parkhurst Heritage Car & Bike Day, 4th Ave, Parkhurst 082 442 6662
August 30: National Super Series racing, Zwartkops. Elvene Coetzee 082 390 6016

(Clubs are invited to send details of upcoming events to mike4m@telkomsa.net for inclusion in Exhaust Blips.)


The Franschhoek Motor Museum is situated on the L’Ormarins Estate along the R45 in the Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape.

The opening hours are Monday to Friday 10h00 to 17h00 (last admittance 16h00), Saturday and Sunday 10h00 to 16h00 (last admittance 15h00), and the museum is open on most public holidays

Admission prices are R60 adults, R50 pensioners, R30 children. An on-site delicatessen offers refreshments and A Rupert Wines can be enjoyed.
Newsletter text by Mike Monk.

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