Monthly Archives: January 2022


FIVA to help ECOSOC shape global transport debate


ECOSOC, one of ‘the six main organs’ of the United Nations, has granted consultative status to FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) in a major step forward for the historic vehicle community. The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) is focused on generating international debate on sustainable development. By granting consultative status, it has empowered FIVA and its worldwide network of owners, drivers and enthusiasts to have global influence on the future of historic vehicles. Comments FIVA president Tiddo Bresters, “This is great news for enthusiasts around the world. Behind the scenes, FIVA works ceaselessly [...]

FIVA to help ECOSOC shape global transport debate2022-02-21T10:28:45+01:00

New FIVA footholds in the Arabian world


Our Middle East Ambassador Rony Karam from Lebanon has been instrumental for making two countries in the Arabian peninsula a member of the FIVA Family this year: Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The first Formula 1 Grand Prix in Jeddah, on 5 December, a historic event by itself, was a good occasion to handover the FIVA flag and the FIVA 50 Year Jubilee book to the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation in the person of SAMF’s CEO mr Sattam Al  Hozami and of Dr Nasser Al Masary. Dr Al Masary is the initiator and organizer of the Diryah Festival, which is [...]

New FIVA footholds in the Arabian world2022-02-14T07:46:58+01:00

Elisabeth Junek


16 November 1900 – 5 January 1994 Elisabeth Junek (née Pospíšilová), the most successful and famous lady racing driver of the Twenties, was born on 16 November 1900 in Olomouc, in what is now the Czech Republic. In 1920, she and her brother Stanislav spent time in France, where Elisabeth drove a car for the first time. In 1922, she returned to Prague and in June that year married Čeněk Junek. Elisabeth was keen to share his hobby of motorsport, so she took a driving test and from 1922 until August 1924 accompanied her husband in his racing efforts. They [...]

Elisabeth Junek2022-01-04T13:44:55+01:00
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