Prior to the start of the final round of the FMM Slot Car Championship in mid-November, a new vehicle display was unveiled in Hall C. But this time not of the vintage, veteran or classic variety, but rather die-cast scale models. Formally part of the...

On Wednesday 8 November, the final round of FMM’s inaugural Slot Car Championship took place and a record turn-out of 16 drivers arrived to challenge for top honours. In the magnet car class, competition was particularly fierce throughout the night’s racing but in the end,...

OILY RAGS TO RICHES The fourth annual Oily Rag Run, one of the country’s most original classic car events, took place on Sunday 22 October and was another great success. The brainchild of FMM’s consultant engineer Dickon Daggitt, the run is for 50-years-or-older unrestored vehicles and...

A VIANA 745 CELEBRATION There was a double celebration at FMM on Sunday 8 October when a group of overseas and local BMW International club members visited FMM to view the museum’s exhibits and sample some of the L’Ormarins wines. A surprise for the visitors took...

FMM AT CAPE TOWN MOTOR SHOW The second annual Cape Town Motor Show took place at the Killarney International Raceway on Sunday 15 October and was another great success. Heavy early morning rain was threatening to spoil the occasion and when spectator gates opened at 10h00...

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...