About the FIVA
The “Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens” (FIVA) was founded in 1966 in response to an idea formulated by a handful of organisations representing the interests of historic vehicle enthusiasts within a number of different countries. The founders felt that the time had come for an international body to promote and guide the interests of the historic vehicle movement throughout the world. At present FIVA can boast over 85 member organisations in more than 62 countries throughout the world, which in turn represent more than 1.500.000 historic vehicle enthusiasts.
The FIVA and the impact of personal transportation on society
The Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) is the worldwide organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles and related culture.
- We preserve historic vehicles, related artifacts and records through research and cataloguing as well as the development of guidelines, standards, and education which ensure that authentic examples of our automotive past are available for future generations.
- We protect the responsible use of historic vehicles through legislative monitoring, the development of recommended policies, specific supportive action and effective relations with national and international authorities.
- We promote historic vehicle culture through communication, development of international events, forums, and seminars. We provide formal recognition and support for activities that are consistent with our ideals.
Ludwigsburg Concours d'Elegance
On June 21-22, Retro Messen GmbH organised its traditional Retro Classics meets Barock in the impressive grounds of the Ludwigsburg Schloss (454 rooms, more than in Versailles!).
Best of Show went to the beatifully restored 1939 Lancia Astura Pininfarina presented by the Saulus Karosas Collection.
Ladislav Pakosta acted as FIVA Steward and Patrick Rollet, FIVA President, attended the event.
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|Behind an imposing Horch, one can see the winning Lancia Astura||Row of 6C Alfa Romeos, 1942 & 1939|
Yesterday's vehicles on tomorrow's roads
Dear Classic Car Owner,
Did you ever wonder what Luxembourg is like? Did you ever wonder why classic motoring in Luxembourg is so special? Well, have a look at http://youtu.be/KaE_etM8Kw0 and http://youtu.be/dhLMooxIJik, you will get, at least, a partial answer.
We are convinced that, now, you want to know more about the FIVA World Rally Luxembourg 2014. Have a look at our dedicated site http://www.fivaworldrally.lu, write us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +352 691 1993 03. We are looking forward welcoming you in Luxembourg this September.
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Pebble Beach Concours d'Elégance 2014
As in previous years, with Hagerty Insurance's support, FIVA and HVA, FIVA's ANF in Northern America, awarded trophies to the Best Preserved Cars classes, prewar and postwar. Mark Gessler, President of HVA and Patrick Rollet, President of FIVA, presented the trophies to the winners.
|Patrick Rollet presenting the FIVA Award to Best Preserved Car, Pre War, a Ruxton Tourer||Mark Gessler presenting the FIVA Award to Best Preserved Car, Post War, a Ferrari Testa Rossa|
|Above photos by Rubén L. Verdes.
|Fred Guyton, St. Louis Missouri - 1930 Ruxton C Baker-Raulang Roadster||Tom Hartley Jnr.,Derbyshure, United Kingdom - 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spyder|
|The Quail preservation award:
August 15th, 2014. Jack E. Thomas, Missouri - 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT
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MAVAMSZ, the Federation of Hungarian Historic Vehicle Clubs is proud to have been part-organising on a successful event in Budapest recently. The organizer made available 2500 sq.m of exhibition space on which 14 member clubs put their vehicles on show. It was a good opportunity for MAVAMSZ to present the achievements and aims of FIVA to the public.
FIVA World Motorcycle Rally 2013 Presentation
This is a presentation video of the FIVA world Motorcycle Rally 2013 in Latvia, organized as a road reliability run over a distance of approx. 500 kilometers in the picturesque historic Kurland region of Latvia. It took the participants through the 6 most beautiful palaces and castles of Latvia.
This rally followed the “Kurland Rally” tradition and event format established and developed over the period of 10 years by Juris Ramba, member of the Antique Automobile Club of Latvia.
An overview of the latest FIVA events can be found here:
On June 28, Retromobil Club Romania organised 4th edition of Sinaia Concours d'Elegance at Peles Castle. Best of Show went to a 1938 LANCIA Astura 4e Série Boneschi Cabriolet. Corrado Lopresto, honour member of R.C.R., was the president of the jury.