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.
In the FIVA statutes the General Assembly delegates the power to control events to its Events Commission (EC), The EC's remit covers all matters concerning the organisation, direction and management of such events within the FIVA specified sector of interest. Therefore the FIVA organizes a number of events divided in different categories so that virtually all owners of classic vehicles can participate in one or more of these events. More information on organising events can be found here
Upcomming FIVA World Rallys
Recent FIVA World Rallys
Colin Francis OBE
Colin Francis OBE, aged 80, sadly passed away on Tuesday 10th November 2015 following a short illness bravely borne.
Colin is survived by his wife Val, his two daughters Helen and Avril, sons-in-law Derek and Terry and his two grand-children Heather and Connor.
Colin was born in October 1935 in Aberdare, South Wales where he grew up and was educated in Aberdare Grammar School.
His working life started in Customs and Excise in Llantrisant and continued in Wombourne, Staffordshire. In 1978 he joined the Welsh Office in which he served until his retirement in 1995. His time at the Welsh Office included a three-year secondment to the US for the Welsh Development Agency.
CHARTER of TURIN
Clossary published by the Culture Commission
This glossary aims to define the terms used in the Charter of Turin for the preservation and treatment of historic vehicles. It seeks to harmonise the different terms used in the field of historic vehicles where possible, for example in the FIVA technical code and the professional terms for description and treatment of cultural goods used since the 1960‘s. This includes important references including the terms established in international law concerning cultural goods.
Comments from the Members are welcome until 31st January 2016 and they should be sent to the Culture Commission Secretary, Mario De Rosa, at the following address: email@example.com.
Gran Premio Nuvolari 2015
From Thursday, September 18th 2015 until Saturday 20th, the 25th edition of the Gran Premio Nuvolari took place in Italy as a FIVA A-event, organized by the Scuderia Mantova Corse. The organizers prepared a 1065 km route from Mantova to Forte de Marmi, Rimini back to Mantova for the three days event. 323 cars coming from over 13 countries arrived on Thursday at the romantic park of PalazzoTe in the historic district of Mantova for scruitineering. Vehicles built between 1919 and 1969 were admitted.
Carlos Scoseria visits SPA 6-Hours
More than 650 historic racing cars where top of the bill for this major annual rendezvous of clubs and classic cars enthusiasts alike. Just as the Ardennes forest takes on its autumnal colours, hundreds of historic vehicles once again raced this famous circuit.
Mythical machinery, which every generation continues to dream about, such as the awesome Ford GT40, Jaguar Type E, AC Cobra, Chevron B8, Brabham, Lola T70, Ferrari 250LM, will plunge thousands of spectators back into the atmosphere of the post-war years.
First FIVA Heritage Forum
The first FIVA Heritage forum took place at Chantilly Art & Elegance Richard Mille on 4/5 Sept. 2015 with the enthusiastic support of Peter Auto, the organisers of Chantilly Art & Elegance, and it was a great success. The idea behind the forum is as simple as it is effective: bring together the heads of the heritage departments of the car manufacturers to discuss common challenges and opportunities and define concrete action points.
It is very encouraging to see that by now the majority of manufacturers have dedicated classic or heritage departments to document and preserve their respective heritages and support owners and enthusiasts.
Chantilly Arts & Elegance
The amazing Arts & Elegance only took place for the second this year but already seems to have become a mainstay of of the season and with good reason. The offering is quite unique and very elegant with that unmistakably French flair. In fact a few a few of the top collectors openly admitted Chantilly has become their favourite event.
Strolling through the vast, impeccably manicured leNotre gardens, always with the spectacular chateau as an imposing backdrop there seems to be no end to the interesting things on offer. Just bring a good pair of shoes. Sure there are the usual and the not so usual subjects, one more spectacular than the other, but what makes it all so special is the pure variety of things to discover, many of them not car related.
A large number of new and other relevant documents has been added to the FIVA database. The Legislation Commission makes this this information available to owners and other stakeholders in the Historic Vehicle scene in order to help them with any legislative issues, should these arise.
These documents can be found here:
With kind regards,
The FIVA Legislation Commission
Middle East cooperation
Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE and Emirates Classic Car Club, received yesterday Vice Chairman of Sharjah Classic Car Club, Mr. Salim Bin Salem Al Suwaidi and Board of Directors Member Mr. Khalid Ali Al Matrooshi, to further discuss implementing the inspection and safety standards specifically for Classic Vehicle registration that were instigated in Dubai by the ATC-UAE in June 2012 based on the practices of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), the worldwide organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles and related culture and represented in the United Arab Emirates by the Automobile & Touring Club of UAE.
Emirates Classic Car Festival, Dubai
Hundreds of classic cars and motorbikes were on display at Emirates Classic Car Festival in Downtown Dubai in March 2015
It’s the 7th year of the Emirates Classic Car Festival held on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, and it was the biggest and most spectacular yet with over 320 cars and bikes, and some genuinely new and delightful metal on show, including Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls Royce and Aston Martin, among others. All vehicles were featured at a specially designed pavilion along Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.