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...

In mid-February FMM was visited by two senior representatives from the antipodes with links to Maserati, namely Glen Sealey, Chief Operating Officer of Maserati Australasia and South Africa, and Neville A Crichton, Executive Chairman of the Ateco Group based in Sydney, Australia, which imports and...

Following FMM’s successful inaugural Slot Car Championship that ran from September to November last year, the competition is being continued in 2018. A pre-season practice session was held in February to discuss plans for the new season, in which, amongst other ideas, an enduro to...

Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-Type in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D-type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype, made to 1956 Long-nose specification, made its world debut at the...