Historic Vehicles & Culture

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 FIVA General Assembly for the benefit of FIVA and Gibraltar. In November 2018 the General Assembly was held at the Sunborn Hotel. This event, as we all know, was a resounding success, attracting hundreds of delegates and spouses to Gibraltar.

Howard was also a member of the Gibraltar Commonwealth Games Committee and a leading light as a producer and thespian of the Gibraltar Amateur Dramatic Association. In short, Howard was a quiet leader whom FIVA will sorely miss. The massive hole he leaves for Betty, his widow, and his lovely daughters Elizabeth and Stephanie will be impossible to fill. A friend, husband, father, grandfather has left us but his leadership, stoicism, modesty, and commitment to his causes leave us a shining example of humanity.

We will surely miss him and his good work and we at FIVA have conveyed to his family our condolences.
His funeral took take place in the afternoon of the 2nd of April in Gibraltar.

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FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) is the worldwide organisation dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles and related culture, as well as their safe use. Since April 2017, FIVA has been a non-governmental partner of UNESCO, and continues to pursue its successful FIVA World Motoring Heritage Year programme.

For more press information, or to speak to a FIVA representative for a specific country, please contact Gautam Sen, FIVA’s Vice President Communications on, +33(0) 6 87 16 43 39 (mobile), or +33 9 66 12 44 64 (landline).

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La FIVA est la seule organisation internationale de son genre à s’être fixé pour objectif l’encouragement d’une utilisation sûre des véhicules routiers historiques à propulsion mécanique au même titre que la préservation et la promotion de la culture des véhicules routiers en elle-même. En 2016, la FIVA a célébré son 50ème anniversaire avec le programme « Année du Patrimoine Automobile Mondial » sous le patronage officiel de l’UNESCO.

Afin d’obtenir des communiqués de presse plus détaillées ou de parler à un représentant de la FIVA pour un pays spécifique, veuillez contacter Gautam Sen, directeur adjoint de la communication de la FIVA, à l’adresse, au +33 (0)6 87 16 43 39 (mobile) ou au +33(0) 1 53 19 14 20 (fixe).

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