These days, when you think Mercedes-Benz performance cars you think AMG, but back in the 1970s M-B was already doing its own thing… Fifty years ago, Mercedes-Benzes were generally considered to be rather posh, rather expensive and rather sedate. The top-line S-Class was a benchmark...

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month is back on two wheels with a very special Yamaha. First introduced in 1987, the Yamaha FZR set the way as a 1 000 cm3 superbike, offering the size and feel of a 750 machine...

GOLDEN STRADALE One of the Alfa Romeo brand's most iconic cars, the 33 Stradale, turned 50 years old in September. First presented on 31 August 1967 on the eve of the Italian Formula 1 GP at Monza, the 33 Stradale was presented as the ideal expression...

A BLOOMING CENTENNIAL TRIUMPH This year the annual Darling Wildflower Show celebrated its centenary and FMM supported the event by providing a 1917 Triumph Model H that was displayed in the centre of the main hall. Placed on a flower bedecked-stand, the motorcycle stood proud,...

KILLARNEY GOES PLATINUM In late September, Killarney hosted a breakfast to celebrate its platinum anniversary. Sponsored by Crossley & Webb, the event brought together many celebrities who have been involved with the circuit’s seven-decade history. It all started in1947 when the Divisional Council bypassed a section...

ROAD TO RACE Road To Race is a new South African tuning house offering a line-up of Ford Rangers and a Mustang that have received a significant level of re-engineering to deliver a unique range of bespoke performance Fords. In collaboration with SA car and boat racing...

This month we indulge in a longer than usual feature tracing the history of one of Britain’s most charismatic sports racing cars, the Aston Martin DB3S, and getting behind the wheel of FMM’s Woods Trust example.  Without doubt, the DB3S is one of the highlights...