Event Definitions

FIVA Event Definitions

International Events

An event run according to the FIVA Events Code, licensed by FIVA through their Events Commission and for which FIVA will appoint a Steward.

National Events

An event overseen by the National Authority (ANF) of FIVA as defined in Art.4 of the FIVA Statutes and Para.1 of the FIVA Internal Rules.  Such events are run generally in their own country according to the FIVA Events Code and for which the ANF, or event organiser, will appoint a National observer.

Regularity Events

An event of a touring but competitive nature in which the greatest speed is not a deciding factor, but in which average speeds (50km/h or less on public roads or up 80km/h on circuits etc.) must be imposed. The organising club must be a member of, or affiliated to, FIVA as defined in Art. 4. of the FIVA Statutes.

Touring Assembly

An event of a touring nature that is generally non-competitive with or without classification.  Any classification should not be decided by speed or timing elements.  The organising club must be a member of, or affiliated to, FIVA as defined in Art. 4. of the FIVA Statutes.

Concours d’Elegance

An event that provides historic vehicle owners with an opportunity to display their vehicles and for them to be judged on their appearance.  The organising club must be a member of, or affiliated to, FIVA as defined in Art. 4. of the FIVA Statutes.

Exhibition event

An event that provides historic vehicle owners with an opportunity to display them to the public.  The organising club must be a member of, or affiliated to, FIVA as defined in Art. 4. of the FIVA Statutes.

Vehicle Categories

  • Class A: (Ancestor) Vehicles built up to 31st December 1904
  • Class B: (Veteran) Vehicles built between 1st January 1905 and 31st December 1918
  • Class C: (Vintage) Vehicles built between 1st January 1919 and 31st December 1930
  • Class D: (Post Vintage) Vehicles built between 1st January 1931 and 31st December 1945
  • Class E: (Post War) Vehicles built between 1st January 1946 and 31st December 1960
  • Class F: Vehicles built between 1st January 1961 and 31st December 1970
  • Class G: Vehicles built on or after 1st January 1971 and up to a date 30 years before the first day of the current year

All FIVA licensed International and National events should use these classes; sub-divisions are allowed. Other forms of classification may be used if they are part of historic tradition.

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