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.
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 World Motorcycle Rally 2015 - Andorra
The Andorran relief is mountainous, with 72 peaks, some over 2000m high, which makes Andorra one of the highest countries in Europe. The highest point in the territory is “Alt del Comapedrosa” (2,942 m) and the lowest point is where the river Runner crosses the frontier with Spain (838 m). The average height is 1,996m, what a scene for this Motorcycle Rally! Organised by the AAVA, the FIVA representative in Andorra.
More information here (20MB)
FIVA World Rally Switserland 2015
From Saturday June 27th till Saturday July 4th 2015
The Organising Committee of the FIVA World Rally Switzerland is looking forward to receive participants from all countries in the hope of offering you all an excellent and unusual week in Switzerland. The Committee members have prepared a program light in kilometres, numerous cultural sites and visits, which, should also be attractive for the ladies. It is not just a question of driving up and down passes without stopping, arriving tired out in the evening, but to give « Time to Time » as once said by a famous french président.
More information here
11th Concours d’ Elegance Athens 2014
The 11th Concours d’ Elegance Athens, Greece, was held on the 12th of October 2014 at the beautiful and glamorous Marina of Flisvos near Athens. Concours are all about tradition, and PHILPA, The Antique Car Club of Greece, recognized the importance of this specific Event and thanks to the efforts of President Mr. Dimitri Vernardaki, upgraded it as an International Category (A) and was placed on the FIVA International Calendar. A total of 120 rare and uniquely beautiful classic cars and motorcycles participated in this extraordinary Event, which attracted thousands of classic car & motorcycle fans as well as other visitors.
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
FIVA World Rally Luxembourg 2014
100 Year of Historic Vehicles in the Czech Republic
FIVA Motorcycle Week 2014
Youtube video here
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.
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