Last September the museum was honoured with a visit from one of Italy’s foremost auto designers Leonardo Fioravanti and his son, Luca. Leonardo designed many classic Ferraris while working for styling house Pininfarina and his visit to the museum was met with a gathering of...

When BMW SA celebrated the mother company’s centenary celebrations in March with a huge Heritage function at the plant in Rosslyn, near Pretoria, FMM was honoured to be invited to take part in the proceedings by putting on a display of some of the museum’s...

Finally a reminder that this year’s Knysna Motor Show takes place on Sunday 1 May at Knysna High School sports fields on Waterfront Drive. The categories of vehicles on display at this quality event will be classic cars with a bias towards sports cars, modern...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we have a P – er, no, not that kind – in the shape of a Packard. The story goes that when James Ward Packard bought a Winton in 1898...

During April, FMM was the host venue to the South African launch of the new BMW M2 Coupé. This was the first time that the museum, and specifically Die Plaas Pad test track, was opened up to the motoring media and the week-long activities were...

The volume of visitors continues to rise. Following on from the record attendance in December 2016 when the 2015 record of 9 329 visitors was broken when 11 490 people viewed the FMM collection, last month no less than 8 432 patrons visited the museum,...

Along with the rest of the world, on Wednesday 18 May FMM will be promoting the 38th annual International Museum Day, which is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. Each year the International Council of Museums...

On 7 March, BMW celebrated 100 years of existence. The original date was when Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG was formed, which in 1922 took controlling interest in a small aero-engine manufacturer based in the north of Munich in Bavaria, Germany and established Bayerische Motoren Werke AG....

Throughout each year, FMM attracts a steady stream of interesting local and overseas personalities, all fascinated by the scope of the museum’s world-class collection of vehicles. Following in the wake of Riaan Cruywagen and Ken Stewart, the latest celebrities to visit the museum were John...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we go double-O – no, not 007 – with a surprisingly appealing Opel Olympia.   Every now and again a manufacturer introduces a model that is a milestone in its progress,...