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 see 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.
Yesterday's vehicles on tomorrow's roads
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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.
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.
On Monday June 3, 2013 Bernhard Kaluza, FIVA Vice President Strategy, was invited to the German Parlamentskreis "Automobiles Kulturgut" at the Federal Chancellery.
Also present was Mr. Bernd Neumann, German Minister of Culture to whom the Turin Charter has been presented.
The new vision of FIVA of the cultural importance of historic vehicles has been explained and why a Charter was created. An original printed version of the Charter of Turin has been handed over to Mr Neuman.
Mr Neumann was very impressed about the work of all institutions to protect and
preserve the historic vehicles. He wondered why he never thought about the cultural importance of historic vehicles and proposed to create a working group with members
of the Geman Ministry of Culture and members of the working group "Automobiles Kulturgut".
Charter of Turin
FIVA presents coherent guidelines for responsible treatment of historical vehicles ...
Brussels/Stuttgart, 29 January 2013 – It was on 29 January 1886 that Carl Benz received patent no. DRP 37435 for his three-wheeled vehicle with a gas-powered engine from the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin. This dates signified the birth of the automobile and marked the beginning of personal transportation.
Exactly 127 years later, 29 January 2013, the Turin Charter comes into force, having been adopted by the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) General Assembly in October 2012.