Seven new FIVA members include federations from Pakistan, Russia and Saudi Arabia

2022-02-14T07:45:35+00:00

FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) is delighted to welcome new nations and federations joining the almost 80 countries that are now full members of FIVA, pledging to protect, preserve and promote historic vehicles, and the culture that surrounds them, worldwide. “In the past year, seven new members have joined the fold, including federations from countries with enormous potential for communicating the importance of automotive heritage, such as Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar,” comments John Alcantara, FIVA’s vice president for membership. “Remarkably, our member in Ukraine helped to attract a strong new [...]

Seven new FIVA members include federations from Pakistan, Russia and Saudi Arabia2022-02-14T07:45:35+00:00

Protecting our mobile heritage in a net-zero future

2022-01-24T12:36:54+00:00

Protecting our mobile heritage in a net-zero future At a time when climate change and the need for clean air are of huge global concern, FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) has agreed on a powerful new strategy at its annual General Assembly, held online on 20th November from Munich, Germany. “FIVA’s new strategy shows support for the commitments arising from the Glasgow climate summit, but also aims to protect the vital cultural importance of the historic vehicle movement,” says FIVA president Tiddo Bresters. “These two aims are in no way contradictory.” FIVA fully supports [...]

Protecting our mobile heritage in a net-zero future2022-01-24T12:36:54+00:00

FIVA announces the winners of its international creative competition

2022-01-24T12:38:29+00:00

The 2021 winners of FIVA’s annual creative competition have been announced, after a vibrant response from historic vehicle enthusiasts around the world, from India to Portugal to Australia. Held in conjunction with the annual United Nations’ International Youth Day, FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) asked entrants to share a photograph or a sketch/painting/illustration of how they ‘Restored the Passion’ this year with their historic vehicle. “Our aim was to set a challenge that would bring a little spark of joy into the gloom of the pandemic, focusing on young and young-at-heart enthusiasts,” [...]

FIVA announces the winners of its international creative competition2022-01-24T12:38:29+00:00

FIVA launches Hall of Fame – announcing its first 14 ‘heroes of motoring history’

2022-04-29T16:22:28+00:00

In 2021, FIVA launched the Heritage Hall of Fame to honour and recognise significant contributors to the history of the automobile and the historic vehicle movement. Individuals are first nominated by FIVA clubs across the globe, from which a small number are then selected by a prestigious panel of international judges. As Tiddo Bresters, president of FIVA, explains: “Not every hero of the motoring world is a household name. Induction into the FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame is a tribute to an individual’s genuine lifetime achievements, but it’s a very personal selection. It reflects the opinions of FIVA clubs around [...]

FIVA launches Hall of Fame – announcing its first 14 ‘heroes of motoring history’2022-04-29T16:22:28+00:00

Message from the FIVA President

2022-01-17T13:31:28+00:00

Vacation time is here, with motorways, autobahnen, autoroutes, autostrade, and autopistas once again busy at weekends. Happily, there are more travel options than in Summer 2020, and cars and motorcycles are clearly the preferred means of holiday transport because – with the virus still around – they bring the least hassle. The camper, in particular, is proving more popular than ever, offering lots of freedom to young and old. Meanwhile, club meetings and events are starting to re-emerge, with interest in historic vehicles clearly undiminished. All this gives us, the FIVA General Committee, sufficient inspiration to face the future with [...]

Message from the FIVA President2022-01-17T13:31:28+00:00

Global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles

2022-02-09T14:35:38+00:00

Some of the most iconic vehicles in history could be lost to the future unless new blood is introduced to the restoration industry. That is the main conclusion reached at a FIVA-supported international symposium in Bucharest on 24 July 2021, titled ‘Restoration – Art or Science?’ FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) is warning that specialist training is urgently needed to avoid vital restoration skills dying out. FIVA president Tiddo Bresters describes it as an “existential challenge” for the future of classic motoring: “This is one of FIVA’s primary objectives – to foster the preservation [...]

Global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles2022-02-09T14:35:38+00:00

Largest-ever survey of historic vehicle enthusiasts reveals economic and social value of the movement

2022-02-10T08:33:38+00:00

A FIVA survey of almost 55,000 historic vehicle enthusiasts worldwide has revealed their huge financial contribution to local and national economies. It also confirms the typically low annual mileage of historic cars and motorcycles, along with the very real value of clubs to the historic vehicle movement and society at large. The survey by FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) is the largest and most detailed ever carried out, with nearly 55,000 enthusiasts taking part from around the world. The survey also collected 128,000 detailed evaluations of historic vehicles to provide an unrivalled knowledge base [...]

Largest-ever survey of historic vehicle enthusiasts reveals economic and social value of the movement2022-02-10T08:33:38+00:00

Passion can’t be frustrated by a virus

2022-04-29T21:14:55+00:00

FIVA Culture Awards  “Life has been challenging over the past years. Social distancing, limitations on travel and the cancellation of events affected everyone on the planet, not least the historic vehicle community – but our passion for automotive culture has never dimmed,” says Nataša G. Jerina, VP Culture and Youth at FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles).“In FIVA’s Culture Commission, we believe that – more than ever – there are projects and people who deserve recognition. We therefore invite nominations for the FIVA Culture Awards – to motivate all enthusiasts and show the world [...]

Passion can’t be frustrated by a virus2022-04-29T21:14:55+00:00

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

2022-01-03T21:46:10+00:00

Hong Kong The “Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” (DGR) took place around the World on Sunday 23rd May 2021, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of this Charitable Event. The idea behind this gathering is to promote men’s mental and physical health. The Hong Kong group gathered at 9.30am on the south side of Hong Kong island beside ‘Ocean Park’. A one-hour ride had been pre-planned taking the 80 Riders, with classic and modern motorcycles, past Deep Water Bay over the mountain into Tai Hang, through Causeway Bay, and along the waterfront to Central District, then up the Peak, and back to Wong [...]

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride2022-01-03T21:46:10+00:00
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