About the FIVA
The FIVA, the organisation that cares!
FIVA’s primary objective is to encourage the safe use of self-propelled, mechanical vehicles, more
FIVA is also concerned with the preservation of historic vehicles, which are accepted as being an important part of our industrial heritage and attempts to catalogue as many historic vehicles as is possible through the FIVA Vehicle ID card, which is administered by its Technical Commission. To further this end it has forged links with UNESCO and has persuaded the European Commission to accept that historic vehicles represent a significant contribution to our industrial heritage. It also has important links with ‘Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’ (FIA) to promote the interests of historic cars in more sporting arenas and ‘Fédération Internationale Motorcyliste’ FIM to help achieve similar objectives for motorcycles.
Through its Legislation Commission, FIVA has been assiduous in protecting the continued use of historic vehicles in the face of any adverse legislation. At present, this is largely concentrated on European countries and the European Union, but with ever increasing pressures on motor transport, the potential threat is ever present.
There are thousands and thousands of historic vehicle owners throughout the world, each one of whom wants to use their own vehicle as they see fit. FIVA is there to encourage each and everyone of these people, and through its various working groups caters for all sorts of historic vehicles from agricultural tractors through Commercial vehicles to cars and motorcycles as you will see from the rest of the website.
Whether you are already an owner and enthusiast of historic vehicles or just a casual browser, we hope you will enjoy your visit to FIVA’s website and learning more about what FIVA does.