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The prestigious Spirit of FIVA Award was assigned to the organisers of the Shamrock Vintage Challenge, as the whole event was just what FIVA is all about. A thoroughly enjoyable event throughout with friendship, camaraderie and enjoyment by the bucketful! #fivaclassics #historicvehicles#classiceventsNote to EditorsFIVA Logo: 

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Awards provide recognition and guidelinesHow often do we find ourselves looking for third-party endorsements before we start a new task? An award from FIVA, for example, can have a positive impact on the way Historic Vehicles are being restored or how part manufacturers finish their products. It is crucial for any organisation, in Business or the Arts to gain recognition for its products and services. Winning an award allows you to distinguish your efforts from competitors and ensure that as many potential readers as possible are aware of your accomplishments.High-quality preservation and maintenance in line with the original specifications are part of the FIVA standard. Therefore, the FIVA Preservation Award is a sought after form of recognition. The award is given to all kind of vehicles, ranging from exclusive brands and types to more common types although, due to their higher price, the more exclusive vehicles are often better kept over longer periods of time, sometimes within the same family.Awards received by FIVA17 june 2017, Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg The RetroClassicCultur e.v. is honored to give [...]
FIVA World RallysWant to register an event? FIVA Event Application formFor many years FIVA has encouraged our Members and other historic vehicle owners to participate in what are called FIVA World Rallies.  These events are held annually, one for cars (and utilitarian vehicles) and one for motorcycles, and are usually organised by an ANF or a prominent Club member within a national ANF.  Although they are called “Rallies” they are generally 4-7 day non-competitive tours of countries visiting interesting and scenic locations during the days’ motoring.  Overnight Hotels and daily meals are organised for you as part of the package and various attractions and entertainment are included where available and appropriate.To help organisers of these events we provide, as an annnex to the FIVA Events Code, a guide to help them along the way.  The FIVA Events Code Annex 6 is the specific guide related to the organisation of FIVA World Rallies.During the past few years FIVA World Rallies have been held in Switzerland, Wales and Hungary.  During 2019 we will visit Austria, Andorra and Croatia and plans for 2020 to Portugal and Greece are already underway. Hopefully we can spread our wings beyond Europe during the 2020s [...]

The big question:

Will we still be able to drive in 20, 30, 50 years?
FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) poses the biggest question facing the historic vehicle community today:In 20, 30, 50 years’ time, will we be allowed to drive historic vehicles at all?“We can’t afford to be complacent when it comes to our future motoring freedom,” says FIVA President Patrick Rollet. “Congestion, pollution and road safety issues – all legitimate concerns – are contributing to the potential demise of motorists at the wheel of their own vehicles. Yet it’s the historic vehicle that is most at risk, despite their almost negligible effect on pollution and congestion, and our excellent safety statistics – while generating significant economic, social and tourist benefits.”…and will there be people to drive them?“But it’s not just a question of whether we’ll be allowed to drive. Perhaps the even bigger question is whether there will be drivers to use them; or, with the advent of autonomous vehicles, are drivers becoming ever more ‘historic’ themselves?”Why does it matter?“For the enthusiast, the answer is obvious,” continues Rollet. “The pleasure we get from owning, maintaining and using our classics is beyond description, b [...]
FIVA's Culture AwardsIn early 2018  the FIVA Culture Commission (CC) invited classic vehicle enthusiasts to nominate entrants for a new series of awards to celebrate our cultural and technical mobile heritage.FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) announced that the Culture Awards would comprise the following three categories:RESEARCH DEDICATED SERVICE by INDIVIDUALS or ORGANISATIONS (CLUBS, FEDERATIONS, MUSEUMS), ETC. EDUCATION, TRAINING and the raising of AWARENESSAt the 2018 annual FIVA General Assembly in Gibraltar, the CC had the honour of revealing the winners of the three categories. The selection proved to be difficult due to the quality of the submissions, and the CC needed to study all the applications in great detail, with consideration given to a range of factors that included media coverage, involvement of the general public and the participation of younger enthusiasts.Nataša G. Jerina, CC President, commented, “It was very satisfying and a surprise to receive so many applications in the first year of the award presentation, and the quality of the responses made selecting a winner even more of a challenge.”[...]

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22nd Edition Raid 4L Trophy 2019

a wonderful adventure between continents.
Text and photos: Vicente Sevillano GuerreroA new edition of the Raid 4L Trophy was celebrated from 22nd of February to the 3rd of March, one which is considered the largest student rally in Europe. This year was the 22nd edition, and it has been held since 1997. In this event students between the age of 18 and 28 years old participate, from different corners of the Globe. And the participants drive only the legendary French classic, the Renault 4L. This iconic car was manufactured for more than 30 years, from 1961 to 1994, in different countries.This wonderful initiative of the Raid 4L Trophy was founded by Jean Jacques Rey, a legendary raid driver, who participated in the Paris-Dakar and the Rally of the Pharaohs, amongst others. Currently, Jean Jacques organizes and directs this event with the collaboration of his daughter Géraldine Rey. In this edition, 1,100 Renault 4L cars participated in its 5-door saloon and 2-door van versions, with a total of 2,200 young people from different countries such as France, England, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, travelling around 6,000 km. In addition there were 270 people amongs the organizers such as doctors, mechanics and people for logistics, etc.Thi [...]

Howard Danino, 73

Passed away on the 2nd of April 2019
It is with the greatest sorrow, and a very heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we have to let you all know that FIVA’s Vice President Memberships Howard Danino peacefully passed away yesterday at his home in Gibraltar, surrounded by his family. Howard Danino succumbed to a short but devastating cancer.Howard was a stalwart of the Gibraltar Classic Car Club and he leaves behind a legacy of a thriving historic vehicle movement in Gibraltar. Not satisfied with his achievements in the local classic vehicle scene, Howard, in 2013 spearheaded the move to get the GCVA (Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Association) accepted as a full member of FIVA. At the 2014 General Assembly of FIVA the GCVA was accepted as a full member.Howard was not one to rest on his laurels and he was soon lobbying to join FIVA’s General Committee. He was soon elected Vice President (Membership) with characteristic modesty. However, he was still not satisfied and lobbied within FIVA and the government in Gibraltar to host the annual [...]
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