While most of us are aware that Porsches have been powered by horizontally-opposed – flat – engines for nearly 60 years, it is easy to overlook the fact that Subarus also feature this configuration and this year the company celebrates 50 years of their usage....

On April 23 FMM Newsletter editor Mike Monk and his wife Wendy reached a personal milestone when they celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary with a family lunch. Married in Coventry, England, they emigrated to South Africa with their two sons in December 1970 and have...

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...

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...

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...

Celebrated Afrikaans television personality and voice artist Riaan Cruywagen and his family paid a visit to FMM in February and made the most of their time at L’Ormarins. A guided tour of the exhibits included sitting at the wheel of the 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing....