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Tatra Rally

On Wednesday, May 1, an important event was held reserved for Utility Vehicles in Bratislava, organized by the Slovak ANF Federation of FIVA, in collaboration with the local Veteran Club TATRA 141, which was attended by the Director of the Utilitarian Commission Fiva Roberto Sarzani and the members of the Commission Mr. Timo Vuortio, Frantisek [...]

FIVA WORLD MOTORCYCLE RALLY 2019

The FIVA World Motorcycle Rally is held each year in a different location around the world. Run under the direction of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens), it allows 130 collectors and owners from all over the globe to spend up to four days on the most beautiful roads and fascinating places, riding their [...]

Spirit of FIVA Award to the organisers of the Shamrock Vintage Classic!

The prestigious Spirit of FIVA Award was assigned to the organisers of the Shamrock Vintage Challenge, as the whole event was just what FIVA is all about. A thoroughly enjoyable event throughout with friendship, camaraderie and enjoyment by the bucketful! #fivaclassics #historicvehicles#classicevents Note to Editors FIVA Logo: FIVA Logo 3081x1866px PNG  High Resolution Pictures: Picture XXX The above material can be [...]

The big question:

FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) poses the biggest question facing the historic vehicle community today: In 20, 30, 50 years’ time, will we be allowed to drive historic vehicles at all? “We can’t afford to be complacent when it comes to our future motoring freedom,” says FIVA [...]

22nd Edition Raid 4L Trophy 2019

Text and photos: Vicente Sevillano Guerrero A new edition of the Raid 4L Trophy was celebrated from 22nd of February to the 3rd of March, one which is considered the largest student rally in Europe. This year was the 22nd edition, and it has been held since 1997. In this event students between the age of 18 [...]

Howard Danino, 73

It is with the greatest sorrow, and a very heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we have to let you all know that FIVA’s Vice President Memberships Howard Danino peacefully passed away yesterday at his home in Gibraltar, surrounded by his family. Howard Danino succumbed to a short but devastating cancer. Howard was a stalwart of the Gibraltar [...]

A letter from India

March 26, 2019 Dear Mr. President and Members of the GC, Thank you very much for all your support, appreciation and kind words. It was our pleasure to host you all here in Bangalore. Our three days with everyone was very memorable.  We all appreciated the kindness and the warmth of all the GC members [...]

FIVA at Bangalore, India

For the first time since FIVA’s founding in 1966 that the General Council (GC) had its meeting in Bangalore, India’s fast growing tech city. Seven members of the GC – Patrick Rollet, Mario Theissen, Peter Edqvist, Tiddo Brester, Tony Davies, Gautam Sen and Natasa Jerina Grom – along with Gian Mario Mollar, FIVA’s Secretary General, discussed the many issues and concerns regarding the [...]

The 2019 FIVA Stewards Learning Forum delegates.

During the weekend of February the 23rd, a large number of FIVA Stewards visited Liechtenstein to be updated on the latest rules, regulations and other important issues around FIVA Events. 2019/02/28846 Views

FIVA invites…

FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) invites nominations for its 2019 series of Culture Awards – designed to celebrate our cultural and technical mobile heritage. Last year, the first-ever series of FIVA’s Culture Awards saw the following winners in each category: RESEARCH – The Federation of British Historic [...]

Austria Classic, 22-26 May 2019

The first of this year’s three FIVA World Rallies takes place in Austria, from 22 to 26 May 2019, and is open to any vehicle built up to 1980 with a valid FIVA ID Card – not just to members of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles). “The Austria Classic [...]

Glasurit’s Jürgen Book

In 2019, the Forum für Fahrzeuggeschichte F-kubik (Vehicle History Forum) is once again awarding the “Golden Piston” for special achievements in promoting authenticity in vehicle history. The Forum für Fahrzeuggeschichte (Vehicle History Forum), also known as F-kubik or F3, has presented this award at the Bremen Classic Motorshow since 2006. Each year, it goes to [...]

European Year of Cultural Heritage Events

2018 was dedicated to the cultural heritage of Europe. Variuos cultural events, attracting more then 3500 visitors, were organized all over Europe bearing the title European Year of Cultural Heritage. For us, historic vehicles enthusiasts, associated in Zveza SVS, FIVA ANF in Slovenia, the big questions were: are our historic vehicles and our activities with them also [...]

FIVA World Rally, Andorra, three countries in one tour!

Details have been released on the spectacular FIVA World Rally in Andorra this summer (1-7 July 2019), open to anyone with a historic car at least 30 years old, not only to members of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles). As FIVA President Patrick Rollet explains, “While Andorra is hosting [...]

FIVA Culture Awards

Earlier this year, the FIVA Culture Commission (CC) invited classic vehicle enthusiasts to nominate entrants for a new series of awards to celebrate our cultural and technical mobile heritage. FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) announced that the Culture Awards would comprise the following three categories: RESEARCH DEDICATED SERVICE by INDIVIDUALS [...]

Glasurit and FIVA extend partnership

For the past three years, Glasurit has been the exclusive global partner of Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), the international federation of historic vehicle clubs. The success achieved by the partnership has now prompted FIVA to sign a new agreement in which it extends and intensifies its collaboration with Glasurit, BASF’s traditional premium paint [...]

Pete Gagan

While a keen admirer of the world pioneers in motorcycling history, Pete Gagan’s lifelong trail of accomplishments makes him a current-day pioneer himself. Pete has fostered a legacy of spreading his enthusiasm for historic machines across Canada and around the world. Starting in Ontario, where in 1968 he was the instigator of what grew to [...]

FIVA World Motorcycle Rally, 27–30 June 2019

Open to any owner and enthusiast with a motorcycle built prior to 1984, not only FIVA members, this 3-day touring event celebrates the fun of riding classic motorcycles on the road – in this case discovering a hidden gem of the Mediterranean: Istria, a peninsula shared by Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. It is in Istria that the [...]

FIVA Motorcycle Week 2018

The FIVA Motorcycle Week is a chain of events on two wheels which embraces the whole world. This years' edition has been a huge success, even more than usual, with 16 countries involved: ANDORRA, COLOMBIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, ITALY, NORWAY, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, ROMANIA, UNITED KINGDOM, and the USA. The participants [...]

Motul restored a truck

Motul, the world famous lubricant producer FIVA Global Partner, has developed a restoration project on a Renault AHS 3 truck. To keep its authenticity the mechanics are scrubbing off all the rust from the chassis and the mechanical parts, but they leave the bodywork and woodwork in its original bladdered state. The final goal is to [...]

The Events Commission

A very good question. Well, it hardly comes as a surprise, that Events are one of FIVA’s major focus points as we promote and encourage the active use of our historic vehicles.  The spirit of yesterday’s vehicles on tomorrow’s roads lives on within the Events Commission’s work to help to address FIVA’s broader mission of [...]

XXIX ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE ROUTE OF ALMERIA

Last 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th of November has celebrated the XXIX Antique Automobile Route of Almeria. One more year, this wonderful event returned to scene, organized by the Club of Antique Vehicles of Almeria, member nº21 of the Spanish Federation of Antique Automobiles (FEVA). This route began on Thursday, 8ht of November with the [...]

Unexpected talent

Gian Mario Mollar, our General Secretary heading the office in Turin, has some unexpected talents next to his skills to manage the FIVA office. Although being very busy with FIVA, he managed to finish his book on the hidden history of the Far West! About the book: The mysteries of the Far West begin where [...]

Season Greetings from FIVA

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We must all work together

Enthusiasts from every corner of the globe must work together to protect the future of the historic vehicle movement, says FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles). “While more and more countries are joining the international historic vehicle movement, it’s vital that we continue to extend the reach of our shared [...]

Reach for your diaries!

Following the huge success of FIVA’s annual World Rally for cars in 2018, held this year in the stunning rural scenery of Mid Wales, FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) has a lot to live up to in 2019. But it might just manage it, as FIVA has announced there [...]

Great Wall Classic Rally – 2018

Starting at the Kempinski Hotel the day after the Concours D’Elegance, this rally is a fun couple of days whereby the teams are not stressed to the limited but have plenty of time to enjoy the scenery as well. With a very clear road book with pictures and the well know pictograms, the stints of [...]

‘Best Preserved Vehicle’ award in Japan

La Festa Mille Miglia 2018, held in Japan, is now in its 21st year. As you can probably guess from the title, it’s a 1000-mile rally run along the lines of the current Italian 1000 Miglia and this year it started on 19 October in Tokyo, ending up in the same city on Monday 22 October. [...]

Heavy Weights in Sweden

The Rally for Historical Utilitarian Vehicles called Åkarsvängen 2018,  took place on last 15th September,  started in Södertälje, Sweden, just outside the Scania truck factory. 156 vehicles drove from 100 km, solving problems at some control stations. This year there has been a significant participation from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. All kind of utilitarian [...]

Classic vehicles against cancer in Turkey

Classic Car Club of Turkey organized classic car games, a Sunday charity event at Intercity Formula 1 track of Istanbul. More than 60 classic cars enjoyed the sunny autumn day where all the members wore pink to create awareness over breast cancer. The event took the attention of celebrities like Mr. Metin Uca a standup [...]

The FHVI Royal Classic Drive to Mysore

The 30th of September – 2nd of October 2018, was the weekend when 50 participants from around the world, England, France, Sri Lanka and across India drove their glorious cars across Bangalore and Mysore through some of the most iconic structures created by man. A feast for the eyes is an understatement. Every location rose [...]

Historic Vehicles and the Younger Generation

FIVA and the younger generation, a movie made by Lluis Dejuan of ASSOCIACIO ANDORRANA DE VEHICLES ANTICS

FIVA Culture Award

Nominations should be submitted no later than 31st August 2019. Award descriptions and submission information can be found at the bottom of this page. The Culture Award celebrates and promotes best practices related to historic vehicle promotion, management, research, education and communication. In this way, it contributes to a stronger public recognition of historic vehicles as [...]

Calcutta, India

Classic Drivers of Calcutta (CDC) had its 17th meeting on Sunday, 25th November 2018. A classic car drivers group based out of Kolkata, in the eastern part of India, CDC was started by 3 avid classic car enthusiasts, Souvik Ghose Chaudhuri, Rupak Ghosh and Prithvi Nath Tagore on the 10th of April 2017. Their belief [...]

FIVA meeting with Cabinet of European Commissioner Violeta Bul

On 9 September Tiddo Bresters, Nataša Jerina and Andrew Turner met with Jocelyn Fajardo and Alisa Tiganj, both members of EU Commissioner Violeta Bulc’s Cabinet. The meeting was made possible and arranged by Nataša, who is a member of the Slovenian Federation SVAMZ. During the 45 minute meeting, the FIVA delegation first explained FIVA, FIVA’s objectives [...]

White Model M Steam Car

President Taft’s 1909 White Steam Car is significant based on three out of four of the Criteria for Historic Significance. First it is associated with important events and important persons in American history as the first Presidential Limousine. The Steam Car was acquired under the Taft administration and was enthusiastically used by the President who [...]

Peters Introduces the National Historic Vehicle Register Act

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today (22-9-2016) introduced legislation to help preserve the legacy of American automobiles and motorcycles and the vital role they play in American culture and history. The National Historic Vehicle Register Act will authorize the Department of Interior to establish a federal register of historic vehicles to document and preserve records [...]

European Parliament Historic Vehicle Group

The European Parliament Historic Vehicle Group met in Brussels on 7 December. FIVA and the MEPs had informed and constructive discussions about historic vehicles and policy concerns notably about the EU’s Low-Emission Mobility Strategy Low Emission Zones, Road tolling, the REACH legislation. The Group will next meet in march 2017. 2016/12/06830 Views

FIA and FIVA

In recognition of the importance of both organisations, both FIA and FIVA have, so ca called reciprocal membership in each other. Therefore, FIA is a full member of FIVA while FIVA has a membership at FIA. Both parties have similar but not identical goals with regard to vehicle ownership, the joy of this and the [...]

‘Historic’ is not simply ‘old’ says FIVA

According to FIVA – the international federation of historic vehicles – a ‘historic’ vehicle is not simply an ‘old’ vehicle. FIVA is lobbying EU politicians for a clear definition of a ‘historic vehicle’ as it calls for consistent, Europe-wide exemptions from low-emission-zone restrictions. Patrick Rollet, president of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), explains: [...]

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