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 BMW cars and motorcycles. FMM curator Wayne Harley and technician Deon de Waal travelled up with the vehicles, which attracted a lot of enthusiastic attention from the gathering of all the employees, said to have totaled around 3 500. The ex-Madiba 760Li Security Edition was the star attraction. “It’s amazing just how powerful an icon Nelson Mandela still is today,” says Wayne. BMW SA Managing Director Tim Abbott and General Manager for Group Communications Diederik Reitsma both expressed their deep appreciation for the museum’s support.

The vehicles were driven in a Heritage Display around the facility before being loaded back onto transporters and returned to FMM where they are back on public display. WH

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