A regular feature, outlining the activities of FMM’s workshop personnel who are responsible for repairing, renovating, refurbishing and restoring the museum’s large and varied collection of vehicles. This month, technician JP du Plessis reports on how manager Lorenzo Farella got all strung up with a...

In September 1961, the Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper made their debuts, initially with a 997cc version of the BMC A-series engine. A 998 followed, then came a 1071 Cooper S in 1963 followed by a 970 S and 1275 S in 1964. ...

August 31 was the 70th anniversary date of the first Volkswagen Beetle being produced in South Africa. Throughout August in Hall B, FMM recognised this achievement with a display of various iconic VW models – including the museum’s own 1952 Beetle – culminating in a...

Part 3, the final episode of the story behind a trio of Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk.IIs that were sent to Carrozzeria Touring of Milan in 1955 to be fitted with some distinctive and innovative Superleggera bodywork. This month’s featured car is the least well known...

A regular feature, outlining the activities of FMM’s workshop personnel who are responsible for repairing, renovating, refurbishing and restoring the museum’s large and varied collection of vehicles. As can be surmised from other articles in this month’s newsletter, FMM was rich in VW activity, including...