The FIVA preserves 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.

These tasks are mainly fulfilled by 3 commissions:

The Culture Commission

  • Its aim is to obtain the recognition of the cultural significance of historic vehicles by legal and political authorities and the other stakeholders. This recognition should reinforce FIVA’s statement of the cultural importance of historic vehicles along with those of its federations and other member organisations if any law (Parliament) or regulation (Ministry) risks penalising the conservation or use of the historic vehicles. Politicians know it is unwise to work against the maxim that ‘we shouldn’t touch culture’!

The Technical Commission

  • The Technical Commission of FIVA is the body to find standardized methods and rules for the dating and classification of historic vehicles.

The Trade, Skills & Youth Commission

  • FIVA decided that Trade and Skills should be included in its policy work and form part of its new Directorate. This decision was based on the belief that such issues would, over time, become more critical to the survival of our historic vehicle movement worldwide. Bringing the youth into this equation is seen as vital to pass on these skills and ensure preservation of historic vehicles in the future.