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
In memoriam: Philip Young
Sadly we have recently lost a real “giant” and pioneer from the historic vehicle scene not just within the UK but worldwide - Philip Young.
I first came across Philip when I competed on the 1992 Mitsubishi Classic Marathon in my 1965 Mini Cooper. By then he had already been at the forefront of the historic vehicle scene for some 10 years or so and was the creator and driving force behind the original Pirelli Classic Marathon of 1988. He not only competed in a variety of cars and long-distance events (even borrowing the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Morris Minor for the 1980 Himalayan Rally) but also was one of the real pioneers who moved the whole scene forward as he went.
FIVA World Motorcycle Week 2014:
- 12 countries CZECH REPUBLIC - GERMANY – GREECE - ITALY - LATVIA - NORWAY - SLOVENIA - SPAIN - SWITZERLAND - U.K - USA – CANADA
- 12 different events
- More than 4000 participants
- Same goal: give more visibility and emphasize the importance of classic motorcycles
pdf report here
FIVA visit to FIM
The FIVA President and the Director for Motorcycles Commission paid a visit to the FIM to meet with FIM President, CEO and EDO and discuss about ways to revive joint activities.
On the picture from left to right :
- Mr Palmino Poli (Director for Motorcycles FIVA)
- Mr Vito Ippolito (FIM President)
- Mr Patrick Rollet (FIVA President)
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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La Festa Mille Miglia 2014
3rd. Philpa Tatoi 2014
Heidelberg Historic 2014
Mille Miglia 2014
Classic Car Challenge China - 2014
FIVA World Rally Luxembourg 2014
100 Year of Historic Vehicles in the Czech Republic
FIVA Motorcycle Week 2014 - Germany, Freiamt Black Forest
Youtube video here
Yesterday's vehicles on tomorrow's roads
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|
FIVA at the EU Parliament
FIVA presents results of survey into historic vehicle owners, businesses and clubs to the European Parliament Historic Vehicle Group
On 14 October, FIVA, the global historic vehicle interest organisation, presented the key findings of its largest research project to date at a meeting attended by Members of European Parliament, and European Commission and Council representatives and which marked the re-establishment of the European Parliament Historic Vehicle Group Chaired by Bernd Lange MEP for the 2014-19 term.
The research was undertaken in 2014 and gathered data from 20.000 historic vehicle owners, 1500 clubs and 1000 businesses in 15 EU member states.
ASI MOTOSHOW 2015
May 2015, from 8th to 10th
Riccardo Paletti Track in Varano de’ Melagari (Pr-Italy)
ASIMOTOSHOW 2015: the countdown starts
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Gran Premio Nuvolari - 2013
From Thursday, September 19th 2013 until Saturday 22th, the 24th 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 1041 km route from Mantova to Rimini, Siena, Rimini back to Mantova for the three days event. 234 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. Over 70 preware cars were at the starting ramp. Such rare ones like Alfa Romeo 6C 1750GS, Wolsely Hornet Special, Talbot 105 Open Sports, Amilcar CGSS, Bugatti 35,40,49 and many others.
The first driving day saw the race tracks of Modena and Imola with dinner in Milano Marittima. Start in the early morning the next day driving under blue skies west towards the famous town of Siena.
The tour was done on fantastic scenic routes with wide views over the late summer hills of southern Tuscany. Lunchbreak was at the winery Castello di Brolio. The way back to Rimini went through green forests and meadows of northern Tuscany crossing the wonderful historic old towns of Arezzo, Pieve S. Stefano and San Leo. Always accompanied by a warm welcome of the local people. The last day started also early with a second test at the race track of Imola but this time in the opposite direction. The rally ended on a ramp at Piazza Sordello in front of excited spectators. Gran Premio Nuvolari closed with the victory of the Team Vesco Andrea and Guerini Andrea riding Fiat 508s Baililla Spo.