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.
Vehicles and society
The impact of the automobile* is immense, it paved the way for a future dependency on the automobile, motorcycle and other mechanical ways of transport of people and goods. Imagine life without an automobile; your mobility would be very limited. The impact of the automobile had many effects on the world since the automobile provided an outlet for individuals and has increased the freedom of travel among all classes of people. It also helped people living in rural areas to the aspects of city life and vice versa.
FIVA welcomes Patrick Rollet as new President
The General Assembly of FIVA held in Split (Croatia) on November 16th, 2013, welcomed Patrick Rollet as the new President of this worldwide organization. He will continue the work started by Horst Brüning to create an even more professional organization.
A more detailed press release concerning this General Assembly will follow very soon.
Yesterday's vehicles on tomorrow's roads
In memoriam: Shotaro Kobayashi
We deeply regret to inform you that Shotaro Kobayashi, president of the Classic Car Club of Japan passed away unexpectedly on Monday 28th October 2013 at the age of 83. Mr Kobayashi was one of the founders of the Club in 1956, and was a pioneering motor journalist in Japan.
Please join us in remembering the very noteworthy contributions of Mr Kobayashi to our organization and to the public's enjoyment of classic cars in Japan. We express our sincere condolences to his family and the club members of the Classic Car Club of Japan.
The Classic Car Club of Japan (CCCJ)
Address: 42-1, Wada 1chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
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.
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|ASI Moto Show 2014, Italy.
9-5-2014 / 11-5-2014
THE HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE ON THE TRACK
|The 13th edition of one of the greatest internationalclassic motorcycle events in Europe!|
|InterClassics & TopMobiel - Maastricht (NL)
17-1-2014 / 19-1-2014
|With the finest and most exclusive classic vehicles in the Benelux, parts and automobilia and appealing themes (100 Years Maserati, Mustang, Big Screen Heroes and Pre War Racing Legends) Inter & TopMobiel 2014 is again an absolute must for any classic car enthusiast!!|
|Bremen Classic Car Show, Germany.
31-1-2014 / 2-2-2014
|The first big classic vehicle fair at the beginning of the year.|
St. Petersburg, Russia
Russia hosted the 4th edition of Uniques Special Ones from 30 August to 1 September 2013 in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, like Florence, which hosted the event in the last 3 years, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is the first event outside of Italy for the Uniques Special Ones organized by MAC Group.