Against the stunning backdrop of a premier wine estate and an impressive mountain range, one finds the Franschhoek Motor Museum. The collection of meticulously kept historical and modern motorcars and motorbikes illustrates one hundred years of motoring evolution. Besides these engine propelled objects, the museum keeps memorabilia ranging from racing trophies, hand-written race notes, car magazines and books to signed racing car parts and helmets. All cars are maintained on site in an ultra-professional workshop, and are on display on rotation.
The museum’s catalogue of the more than 300 motor cars was stored in an internally built database. The other collection parts were not catalogued. It was time to take collection management a step further and obtain a comprehensive CMS. We converted and then imported the existing data, and linked the images to the new records. We also built a customised window with fields such as top speed, propellant type, tyre pressure, brakes type, engine starts history, and licence renewal date. Vernon CMS will also be used to jobs performed on the vehicles, including regular maintenance tasks. The museum will now start digitising and managing the collection of memorabilia and motor bikes, bicycles and other means of individual transport.
Find out more about them on the Franschhoek Motor Museum website.