The museum's bicycle display includes penny-farthings, a tandem and tricycles. In conjunction with the City Council, the late James "Jimmie" Hall founded the museum in 1964. Hall was a car enthusiast with a special interest in vintage models. The oldest motorcar on display is a 1900 Clement Panhard, and the latest a 1980 Opel. Peter Hall, son of Jimmie, is currently (2011) head of the museum, and continues to honour his father's legacy by collecting and preserving vintage cars. The museum houses a collection of over 2500 items and is the largest of its kind in South Africa. Hall says the museum appeals to a cross section of society, from school children learning about the history of transportation to enthusiasts from all over South Africa and overseas. Other remarkable items on display include rickshaws, which were used in Johannesburg until 1967, horse-drawn trams that were still in use at the turn of the last century and the last electric double-decker tram that ran through parts of Johannesburg back in 1961. Early motorcycles that combined the principles of the bicycle and the internal combustion engine are on view, and visitors can also see a luxurious private coach from 1905, fire fighting vehicles like the 1913 Merryweather Steam pump and a 1959 Mayoral Rolls Royce. Funds are raised by The Friends of the Museum to help with the upkeep. Entrance to the Museum is FREE!