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
Roberto Gaburri deceased
“Roberto Gaburri, a significant figure of historic motoring in Italy, passed away yesterday, at the age of 74 years. He was born in Pozzolengo and has been active for decades in the world of classic cars, with passion and abnegation, first as an appreciated driver and then as organiser and manager.
Since 2012 he was President of the Mille Miglia Srl.
He lived with his beloved wife Luigia and his daughters in Gardone Valtrompia, near Brescia. His death followed a recent illness.”
FIVA World Rally Slovakia 2016
We cordially invite you to the FIVA World Rally 2016, which will take place at the world renowned spas in Piešťany from 7th – 12th June 2016. Slovakia will for the first time be the host country of this exceptional event. The participants will have the opportunity to experience the beauty of this country in 4 effortless drives across the western part of our home-land. We are excited to welcome classic car enthusiasts from all over the world not only to show them the natural beauty, but also the typical Slovak culture and hospitality.
The rally will be held under the auspices of the president of the Slovak Republic.
We are looking forward to welcome you!
FIVA World Motorcycle Rally 2016
Historical motorcycle ride takes place within the local roads of the Hradec Králové region and the neighbouring Poland area during usual road traffic. Each participant is responsible for the technical condition of his/her vehicle and for its usage on the road. Each participant must be an appropriate driving licence holder. Besides, he/she has the third-party insurance (“green card”) and his/her motorcycle complies with the rules of the European Union vehicular traffic.
New Statutes and Internal Rules
Please find below the new statutes and Internal Rules as approved during the Krakow General Assambly.
Colin Francis OBE
Colin Francis OBE, aged 80, sadly passed away on Tuesday 10th November 2015 following a short illness bravely borne.
Colin is survived by his wife Val, his two daughters Helen and Avril, sons-in-law Derek and Terry and his two grand-children Heather and Connor.
Colin was born in October 1935 in Aberdare, South Wales where he grew up and was educated in Aberdare Grammar School.
His working life started in Customs and Excise in Llantrisant and continued in Wombourne, Staffordshire. In 1978 he joined the Welsh Office in which he served until his retirement in 1995. His time at the Welsh Office included a three-year secondment to the US for the Welsh Development Agency.
CHARTER of TURIN
Clossary published by the Culture Commission
This glossary aims to define the terms used in the Charter of Turin for the preservation and treatment of historic vehicles. It seeks to harmonise the different terms used in the field of historic vehicles where possible, for example in the FIVA technical code and the professional terms for description and treatment of cultural goods used since the 1960‘s. This includes important references including the terms established in international law concerning cultural goods.
Comments from the Members are welcome until 31st January 2016 and they should be sent to the Culture Commission Secretary, Mario De Rosa, at the following address: email@example.com.
Gran Premio Nuvolari 2015
From Thursday, September 18th 2015 until Saturday 20th, the 25th 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 1065 km route from Mantova to Forte de Marmi, Rimini back to Mantova for the three days event. 323 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.
Carlos Scoseria visits SPA 6-Hours
More than 650 historic racing cars where top of the bill for this major annual rendezvous of clubs and classic cars enthusiasts alike. Just as the Ardennes forest takes on its autumnal colours, hundreds of historic vehicles once again raced this famous circuit.
Mythical machinery, which every generation continues to dream about, such as the awesome Ford GT40, Jaguar Type E, AC Cobra, Chevron B8, Brabham, Lola T70, Ferrari 250LM, will plunge thousands of spectators back into the atmosphere of the post-war years.