Over the years FIVA has had discussions and interviews with many people that plaid or still play a significant role in the Historic Vehicle scene. Some of these interviews or other events have been recorded on video and FIVA would like to honour these people in this Hall of Fame. Should you be aware of somebody who would deserve a position on this page, please contact FIVA here. Please include a short motivation why you would like to include the person(s) to be included in the Hall of Fame*.
Interview with Marcello Gandini, designer of may great cars such as Lamborghini’s groundbreaking mid-engined Miura and extreme Countach, as well as many practical cars such as the Citroën BX, the first-generation BMW 5 Series (E12), the Innocenti Mini, and the Renault Supercinq. He introduced the concept of scissor doors with the Alfa Romeo 33 Carabo prototype, while the Lancia Stratos supercar was another Gandini design.
Giacomo Agostini (born 16 June 1942) is an Italian multi-time world champion Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. Nicknamed Ago, with an absolute record of 122 Grand Prix wins and 15 World Championships titles, of these, 68 wins and 8 titles came in the 500cc class, the rest in the 350cc class.
Frederick Burdette Spencer (born December 20, 1961), known by the nickname Fast Freddie, is an American former world champion motorcycle racer. Spencer is regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle racers of the early 1980s. Interviewed here by FIVA Senior Vice-President Mario Theissen on the importance of maintaining historic vehicles for the world.
Christopher Edward “Chris” Bangle (born October 14, 1956) is an American automobile designer. Bangle is known best for his work as Chief of Design for BMW Group, where he was responsible for the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce motor cars.
Röhrl was a World Rally Championship favourite throughout the 1970s and 1980s, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times with four different marques. His co-driver for many years was Christian Geistdörfer. His Fiat 131 Abarth carried him to the 1980 title, clinched with his victory in that year’s San Remo rally, but it was arguably his equivalent success in 1982 that impressed most of all, with Röhrl fending off audacious four-wheel drive opposition, led by Audi.
Valadez’s car, which also was seen in the 1979 movie “Boulevard Nights,” was one of the highlights of “La Vida Lowrider: Cruising the City of Angels,” an exhibit that opened in 2007 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Born of Mexican pride and defiance after World War II, lowriding — a customizing trend in which cars are lowered onto their suspensions, reupholstered and extravagantly painted — has become a quintessentially American tradition.
* Due to practical restrictions (travel time, contractual issues, etc.), we can not guarantee all applications will indeed result in the person(s) to be mentioned here.