The history of Lorraine-Dietrich is jumbled and relatively short-lived, but the cars certainly impressed. FMM’s century-old tourer is a fine example with quite a history, as Mike Monk explains…        One of the pleasures in researching veteran and vintage cars is that there is almost invariably...

On October 17, FMM once again sponsored and hosted the Crankhandle Club’s annual Oily Rag Run, an event for unrestored vehicles built before 1970. Twelve cars took part along with 13 spectator cars from the same period. The ‘Oily Rag’ entries comprised John Ryall’s 1911...

A regular feature, outlining the activities of FMM’s workshop personnel who are responsible for repairing, renovating, refurbishing and restoring the museum’s large and varied collection of vehicles. This month, technician JP du Plessis reports on how manager Lorenzo Farella got all strung up with a...

In September 1961, the Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper made their debuts, initially with a 997cc version of the BMC A-series engine. A 998 followed, then came a 1071 Cooper S in 1963 followed by a 970 S and 1275 S in 1964. ...

August 31 was the 70th anniversary date of the first Volkswagen Beetle being produced in South Africa. Throughout August in Hall B, FMM recognised this achievement with a display of various iconic VW models – including the museum’s own 1952 Beetle – culminating in a...