Doctor Rory Byrne, former Chief Designer and now consultant to Ferrari, has officially opened the Munster Motor Museum.
Rod Kinsey, who has together with Con Engelbrecht and Ken Sink, managed the iconic Classic Cars and Motorcycles in Margate for 4 years, has built a motor museum in a specially constructed barn on his family estate to give the vintage cars a new home that reflects his family’s lifelong passion and contribution to cars and motor racing.
The Kinsey family collectively has over 150 years engineering and motoring experience. Rod’s great grandfather William Barnes Kinsey, who received an acknowledgement from the London Patents Office in February 1867 for “improvements in gas engines” was also the engineer in charge of building Port Shepstone harbour in 1898. Rod’s grandfather, father and himself have followed in William’s footsteps by following a life of engineering and motoring.
The Munster Motor Museum gives an interactive display of antique cars from restoration in the workshop to final display and will continuously revolve its collection to showcase between 10 and 20 classic cars at any one time.
Providing a loving home for these classic beauties, the museum also features motorcycles; a quirky fold-up cycle from yesteryear; motor engines and models showing the inner workings of steam, diesel, petrol and electric engines; a large and enviable range of model planes, ships & automobiles; motor related artefacts from shipping, motoring and flying.