Fedération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens

FIVA – FIM Meeting

The 16 of January at the FMI offices, it was held the second meeting between FIM (International Motorcycle Federation)  and FIVA (Fédération Internationale des véhicules anciens).

These meetings have the scope to promote the collaboration in between the two organisations both at World level and surely at European level. Many items have been discussed including possible participation to the respective events, mobility problems during the week and in town, exchange of information to create a stronger presence of historical PTW in the political world.

At the same time both organisations agreed on common ground of co-operation in order to boost touring activities with historical motorcycles. Both organisations in their specific fields, agreed upon common goals that are promotion, preservation and development of motorcycles, its related activities and the protection of riders rights

from left to right: Palmino Poli Chairman of FIVA motorcycle commission, Silvio Manicardi Second Deputy president FIM-Europe, Panagiotis Kalaitzis, Member of FIM Touring and Leisure Commission, Damiano Zamana Director FIM Touring and Leisure Commission, Natasa Jerjna FIVA Motorcycle Commission General Secretary, Bjorn A. Hvaleby Member of the FIVA Motorcycle Commission
from left to right: Palmino Poli Chairman of FIVA motorcycle commission, Silvio Manicardi Second Deputy president FIM-Europe, Panagiotis Kalaitzis, Member of FIM Touring and Leisure Commission, Damiano Zamana Director FIM Touring and Leisure Commission, Natasa Jerjna FIVA Motorcycle Commission General Secretary, Bjorn A. Hvaleby Member of the FIVA Motorcycle Commission


FIVA wins RCC Award 2017

FIVA wins RCC Award 2017

– and announces intention to extend the World Motoring Heritage initiative

FIVA is delighted and deeply honoured to have been chosen to receive the international RetroClassicCultur (RCC) Award 2017.

RCC, a prominent event organiser in Germany and the Middle East, presents this prestigious annual award for “extraordinary achievements in the preservation of the historic automobile”. This year, the chair and committee of RCC unanimously agreed that FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) is a worthy recipient due to its “outstanding effort” in the preservation of our automotive heritage, worldwide.

“Last year was a highly memorable one for FIVA,” comments FIVA President Patrick Rollet. “It saw both our 50th anniversary and – in celebration – the designation of 2016 as World Motoring Heritage Year, under the formal patronage of UNESCO. This culminated in a five-day finale in Paris, in November, that included a symposium, the Tour de Paris for more than 100 historic vehicles, and an exhibition titled ‘A Century of Mobile Heritage’ at UNESCO’s Paris HQ.

“Since World Motoring Heritage Year (WMHY) drew to a close, we have been overwhelmed with warm words of appreciation and encouragement from our friends around the globe – none more welcome than the news that FIVA has been chosen to win the RetroClassicCultur Award 2017.

“Indeed, the reaction of the historic automobile world to WMHY has encouraged us to continue with the World Motoring Heritage initiative, into 2017 and beyond. The WMH initiative has proved itself a powerful springboard to help increase the relevance and global reach of FIVA’s aims – to protect, preserve and promote world motoring heritage. FIVA will therefore soon be announcing a new programme of World Motoring Heritage activities for 2017.”

The RCC Award ceremony will take place during the concours d’élégance ‘Retro Classics meets Barock’, at Ludwigsburg Palace, on 17 June 2017. The award itself will be presented by Mr Bernard Jaeggy, holder of the French Order of Merit.

Notes to Editors

FIVA is the only global organisation of its kind aiming to encourage the safe use of historic, mechanically propelled road vehicles, while remaining equally focused on preserving and promoting the very culture of motoring. In 2016, FIVA celebrated its 50th anniversary with the FIVA World Motoring Heritage Year programme under the formal patronage of UNESCO.

For more press information, or to speak to a FIVA representative for a specific country, please contact Gautam Sen, FIVA’s Vice President External Relations on external-relations@fiva.org, +33(0) 6 87 16 43 39 (mobile), or +33(0) 1 53 19 14 20 (landline).


2017-01-18_22-07-29The AMC Ibbenbüren e.V. , part of the ADAC, organises the 37th International Motorbike Veterans Rallye with the award „Münsterland-Trophy“ and the 36th Int. constant speedrun. Information of the event:: AMC Ibbenbüren e.V. im ADAC, c/o Hans Schmidt, Menzelweg 8, 48431 Rheine; Phone (+49)5971/57588; Mobile: (+49)173/9606888; Email: joha-schmidt@web.de; Internet: www.veteranenrallye.de.

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Legislation Update


Please find enclosed the latest EU Updates: Legislation Update December 2016 Legislation Update August – September 2016 Legislation Update July 2016 Legislation Update June 2016 Legislation Update May 2016 Legislation Update April 2016 Legislation Update March 2016 Legislation Update Feb. 2016 Legislation Update Jan. 2016 You can read previous updates by using the link: here   Kind regards, Legislation Commission

ADAC Sport Gala – 2016


On December 17th 2016, a massive audience of motoring enthusiasts flocked to the very impressive ADAC Head Office in Munich for the annual Sports Gala, featuring this year big media favorites like F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg, WRC World Champion Sébastien Ogier, all-time stars Gehrard Burger and Walter Rohrl and a selection of other champions.

Historic vehicles were treated in a special way this year since it was the 50th Anniversary of  FIVA. Mr. J. Teets, President of ADAC and Mr. Hermann Tomczyk, Head of the Classic Department, celebrated the World Motoring Heritage Year program, a FIVA initiative patronized by Unesco. For the occasion, the 1928 Bugatti Type 35, which won the first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929, was brought to the premises and admired by many, along with a very authentic 1968 Porsche 911 SWB just back from the Paris Unesco exhibit.

Patrick Rollet, FIVA President, Mario Theissen, FIVA Senior Vice-president, and Tiddo Bresters, FIVA Vice-president Legislation, attended the festiveties and presented Nico Rosberg with the book “FIVA, the Fifty First Years”, along the Bugatti which reminded the World Champion its three victories in the famed Principality.

Pictures here

Rallye Champion Walter Röhrl. 
„Copyright Brauer Photos“.
Rallye Champion Walter Röhrl. „Copyright Brauer Photos“.
Rallye Champion  Sebastian Ogier.
„Copyright Brauer Photos“.
Rallye Champion Sebastian Ogier. „Copyright Brauer Photos“.

European Parliament Historic Vehicle Group

The European Parliament Historic Vehicle Group met in Brussels on 7 December. FIVA and the MEPs had informed and constructive discussions about historic vehicles and policy concerns notably about the EU’s Low-Emission Mobility Strategy Low Emission Zones, Road tolling, the REACH legislation. The Group will next meet in march 2017.

FIVA Motorcycle Week News

Dear Member,

One of the novelties developed in the last years by the FIVA Motorcycle Commission has been the creation of the so called “FIVA Motorcycle Week”.

It is an event which gathers during the second week in June every year several motorcycle events connected to the classic motorcycle world from different countries, under a unique logotype and common aim: to outline the importance of classic motorbikes, increase their visibility in the world and promote FIVA. This chain of events is intended to clasp in a global way the vintage motorcycle’s scene. It started in 2013 as a test and it consolidated in 2014, 2015 and 2016 with thousands of participants in 11 different countries.

We are hoping to continue its growth in years to come with the admission of more countries and events.

That is why we would like to invite you to inform us of any motorcycle event in your country that could be presented within the “FIVA Motorcycle Week”.

Please send the information (name of the event, place and date, organizer contact) to FIVA office: office@fiva.org and in copy to the secretary of the commission, Nataša Jerina: natasa.g.jerina@gmail.com  till the 20th February 2017.

The commission will add the event to the FIVA Motorcycle Week Calendar that will be published on FIVA web-page and provide the organizer of the event with some stickers, flyers and pins for the occasion.

Thank you for your support and cooperation and roaring greetings.


FIVA Motorcyle Commission
Dott. Palmino Poli,

FFVE – FIVA World Motorcycle Rally 2017


To mark the fiftieth anniversary of its creation, the French Federation of Vintage Vehicles (F.F.V.E.) invites you to participate in this great event dedicated to vintage motorcycles. This road trip will take place in the Cavaillon area between 24 and 28 May 2017. Over the months, you will find on the site all the necessary information: Programme of the event Entry form Photos albums around our passion for old motorcycle The list