The first global symposium on the challenge of attracting young people to the historic vehicle community was held in Marrakech, Morocco, on 14 May 2022. Supported by FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles), the event identified key steps to safeguard our automotive heritage for future generations. According to FIVA, as historic vehicles have grown older, so too has the average age of the people who care for them. Yet ‘passing on the passion’ to the next generation is a vital step if classic cars, motorcycles and utilitarian vehicles aren’t to disappear from our [...]
Dr. Marcel Schoch learned the basics of vehicle technology between 1984 and 1993 at Fritz Lottmann Technik, Munich. As a service mechanic for BMW motorcycles, he also worked there in motorsport for the Paris-Dakar rally. After studying the history of technology, which he also completed between 1986 and 1995 at the “Ludwig Maximilians University” (LMU), Munich and the Ruhr University Bochum, he was first a lecturer at the Technical University of Munich and later until 2001 as a conservator and Project manager in the land transport department at the “Deutsches Museum” in Munich. His tasks there also included providing scientific [...]
A diehard enthusiast, a true-blue historic vehicle specialist, and someone who contributed to the betterment of FIVA from within, Tony Davies (Anthony Royston Davies) passed away last night (9 May 2022). After more than a decade giving his time and effort to the benefit of us all at FIVA, Tony Davies ‘retired’ from this august body in 2019 and was awarded the rare status of Honorary Member – and when you consider what he had achieved, it was no wonder. For six years, from 2007 to 2013, Davies served as the first FIVA VP Trade and Skills with the aim [...]
Once upon a time... in the early 1920s, a prince fell in love with a beautiful English dancer at the Folies Bergère – a girl with the unlikely name of Stella Mudge-Stella’s prince charming was Tika Raja Paramjit Singh from faraway India, a scion of the royal family from the state of Kapurthala, in the Punjab. A good fable ends up with a marriage... and guess what was the present from the prince to her bride? To discover it, you'll have to watch the video...
*Dick and Harry Baines win 2022 London Lisbon in 1965 Mini Cooper S *Harry Baines wins fifth ever event, youngest competitor at 26, in smallest car on rally *Chasers Nick Maris and Henry Carr, Datsun 240Z, have win in their grasp but settle for second *Tight Porsche fight for 3rd goes to Tony Sutton and Bernard Northmore in final tests Who would have thought after 10 days, 3500 kms across five countries with 42 regularities and eight tests, that the three podium positions would go down to the wire on the tenth and final day? There was tremendous pressure [...]
Hello friends of historic motorcycles! This year's FIVA World Motorcycle Event is a 3-day touring event along the steep mountain roads of Brasov, just in the center of Romania, organized by Retromobil Club Romania (ANF). Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, Brașov (named Kronstadt in the past, for presentation click here and select your language) is one of the most beautiful and visited places in Romania. Brasov is a fascinating place in any season. History, culture, architecture are elements that will surprise you everywhere. During the event we will ride our [...]