The 2018 FMM Slot Car Championship got underway in March under a new format. There are two categories, Touring Cars and Sports Cars, with modern and historic classes within both. The challenging two-lane track was designed by experienced slot car organiser Jon Lederle. Competitors race...

From 16 June 2018 onwards, The Michael Schumacher Private Collection, including cars, race-worn helmets and other memorabilia from his F1 days, will be displayed at an old airport in the Germany city of Cologne. Schumacher’s family fiercely protects his privacy after a near-fatal brain injury...

Photo credit: Gideon Nel   FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month we describe one of his favourite old machines...

A new series of articles by FMM Assistant Curator Cheslynne Ruiters in which he takes a look at the stories behind some of items in FMM’s collection of memorabilia and artefacts. This month, inspired by one of the museum’s vintage picnic sets, he looks at...

The story behind one of the last models to emerge from Austria’s premier motor manufacturer  Since the turn of the last century, Austria has had just three motor car manufacturers – Austro-Daimler, Steyr and, on a much smaller scale, Puch. Not surprisingly, the country’s close...

During March, FMM was pleased to welcome two descendants of former South African motor racing champion John Love. Siobhan, his daughter by his third marriage, was visiting Southern Africa from her home in Arizona, USA during which time she visited relatives in John’s native Zimbabwe...

‘Built for a purpose’ is perhaps too simplistic a phrase to describe what the Citroën Méhari represents but its bare-bones persona is, in reality, full of character. If ever there was a vehicle that epitomised the adjective ‘utilitarian’, the Citroën Méhari is it. It was the...

In late 2017, together with Global NCAP, the AA launched the #SaferCarsForAfrica campaign, displaying the crash test results of five of SA’s most popular/compact small cars. The models tested were the base versions of the VW Polo Vivo together with the Chery QQ3, Datsun Go+,...

Last year FMM curator Wayne Harley fulfilled a dream on when he took part in the Durban to Johannesburg Motorcycle Rally – the D-J Run – riding the ex-Ian Brodie 1934 Triumph 350 3/1 sponsored by Marius Malherbe. On March 9-10 this year he will...