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 we report on Donnie Tarentaal giving the museum’s immaculate MG TF a new lease of life...

It is fairly common knowledge that the Protea, shortly followed by the GSM Dart, were South Africa’s first locally-manufactured production cars. They appeared within six months of each other in 1957. But there were a couple of locally-designed and built cars that preceded these two...

The Great Depression following the Wall Street crash in 1929 left America in a sorry state and the country’s motor industry was badly affected as a result. The triumvirate of Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg was amongst the casualties and the surviving models make one wonder...

Sabine Schmitz, Queen of the Nürburgring, professional race driver, Top Gear presenter and universally regarded as one of life’s great individuals, passed away on March 16 after a long battle with cancer. She was 51. The vast number of tributes paid to her memory from...

  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 we feature Michael van Graan, a man in a bubble...

SUVs are one of South Africa’s highest-selling modes of transport with applications ranging from dinky two-wheel drive soft-roaders to full-sized four-wheel drive machines bristling with dual range transmissions and diff-locks that are capable of conquering the world. Mike Monk looks at the first of the...