Protecting Motoring Heritage

Since 1966, FIVA has been dedicated to the global protection, preservation, and promotion of historic vehicles, ensuring their continued legacy and use.

Join the global community

Join us and see how FIVA membership supports your organization in the global historic vehicle preservation community.

Authenticate Your Historic Vehicle with The FIVA Card

The FIVA ID Card provides your vehicle with international recognition and numerous benefits, ensuring it's historical Integrity.

Driving Heritage Forward with FIVA Commissions

Learn how our specialized Commissions work tirelessly to advocate and to preserve every aspect of historic vehicle culture worldwide.

Upcoming Historic Vehicle Events

Browse our list of upcoming events, including rallies and meets, where the historic vehicle community comes together.

FIVA is dedicated to safeguarding historic vehicles and their heritage. In partnership with UNESCO, we advocate for the responsible use and enjoyment of vehicles over 30 years old.
We extend our mission to include advocacy, education, and community engagement, uniting vehicle enthusiasts worldwide. Our goal is to prevent this rich legacy for future generations.

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Our Commissions

FIVA operates through six specialised teams called Commissions, each dedicated to a different part of protecting and celebrating historic vehicles. These Commissions manage everything from restoration and legal challenges to organising events and overseeing specific vehicle categories. They play a vital role in ensuring the safe enjoyment and global respect of historic vehicles, uniting experts and enthusiasts in our mission. For detailed information on each area, please click on one of the six Commissions to find out more.

Culture & Youth Commission

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Events Commission

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Legislation Commission

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Motorcycle Commission

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Technical Commission

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Utilitarian Commission

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FIVA Partners

With thanks to our global partners - who support FIVA's aims through their products, services, and expertise - and our professional members, from manufacturers and event organisers, to museums, publishers, and restorers. For more information on all our members (global and professional), please click here.

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FIVA Events

Explore the latest events organized by FIVA members around the globe, for local meet-ups to international rallies

Apply for Your FIVA Card

Validate your vehicle's heritage with the FIVA Identity Card. This internationally recognized card documents and preserves the authenticity of your historic vehicle, ensuring it meets global standards for historical significance.

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Legislation Updates

Stay informed with the latest updates on legislation that impacts historic vehicle ownership and perservation. FIVA continually produces essential documents that guide and inform our community on crucial legal matters. Access our latest resources to ensure you're up-to-date with the changes affecting our automotive heritage.

Protecting Motoring Heritage

The Future Belongs To Those Who Know History

FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) is a worldwide non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection, preservation and promotion of historic vehicles. Established in 1966, it is active in more than 80 countries, representing millions of historic vehicle enthusiasts around the globe. Since 2017, FIVA has been a partner of UNESCO with consultative status, representing world motoring heritage and related culture.

What is a "Historic Vehicle"?

FIVA defines it as a mechanically propelled road vehicle at least 30 years old, preserved and maintained in a historically correct condition, which is not used as means of daily transport and which is therefore part of our technical and cultural heritage. A youngtimer is a similar vehicle between 20 and 29 years old.