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FIVA wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the historic vehicles’ enthusiasts in the world!

We must all work together

FIVA vows to bring more nations into the historic vehicle fellowship
Enthusiasts from every corner of the globe must work together to protect the future of the historic vehicle movement, says FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles).“While more and more countries are joining the international historic vehicle movement, it’s vital that we continue to extend the reach of our shared values and heritage,” said FIVA President Patrick Rollet, who was in Gibraltar for the federation’s annual General Assembly on 17 November 2018.“FIVA members currently comprise 86 historic vehicle clubs and federations from 66 countries, representing more than a million and a half enthusiasts around the world, with nations such as Nepal and Moldova recently joining our ever-growing club of clubs. Yet there are still other areas of the world map that we long to welcome into the fold. Hence we are working hard to link up with countries such as South Korea, In [...]
FIVA and the younger generation, a movie made by Lluis Dejuan of ASSOCIACIO ANDORRANA DE VEHICLES ANTICS

White Model M Steam Car

HVA's "THIS CAR MATTERS" movement
President Taft’s 1909 White Steam Car is significant based on three out of four of the Criteria for Historic Significance. First it is associated with important events and important persons in American history as the first Presidential Limousine. The Steam Car was acquired under the Taft administration and was enthusiastically used by the President who actively promoted the adoption of the automobile in America. The White Steam Car is further significant based on its informational value as the only one of the original four vehicles used by the Taft administration that survives today.When you first encounter the massive White Model M Steam Car, you’re immediately struck by its size. As you begin to acclimate to its outsized proportions, you begin taking in the details: the golden presidential seal; the steering wheel within a steering wheel; and the wild assortment of levers. But all of this pales in comparison to the historic significance of the car itself, one which arguably set the stage for much of what was to come with the dawn of the automotive age. Watch the film to learn more about President William Howard Taft’s 1909 White Model M Steam Car, the first presidential limousine.Text, pictures and video:
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