World Motoring Heritage
It is very rare indeed to see a historic car, or bike for that matter, in its original configuration. As it left the factory in other words. Such a find not only time warps us back to the way things really were, it is also testament to the care and respect its keepers have shown for it over the years. It is a privilege to see chrome plating of a quality we can only dream of today, to sample leather of a kind no longer available and to admire attention to detail unimaginable in the time-pressured world we now live in.
Within FIVA we have the following activities to support World Motoring Heritage:
Best Preserved Vehicle Awards:
- It is to honour and record these original icons our motoring past that FIVA have created the Preservation Award to be given at select events around the world. Each of the brass plaques, weighing 1.2kg, will be individually numbered and registered, inextricably linking it to the vehicle and its current keeper.
- For the 50-years of FIVA celebrations in 2016, FIVA celebrated World Motoring Heritage Year (WMHY) and UNESCO had granted their patronage to a number of these events that will take place around the world. These events carried a special logo and have been put into the limelight by FIVA, the UNESCO and number of related organisations. In 2017 FIVA applies for a permanent recognition as protector of Automotive Heritage.
Additional information in relation to Automotive Heritage:
The impact of automotive transport:
- The impact of the automobile (jncluding motorcyles, truck, busses etc.) 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. Read here
The Early Years of the Automobile Development:
- A short and by nature incomplete overview of the developments that have taken place from 18th century till now and their impact on mobility and automotive design. Read here