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FIVA PRESENTS THE SUQUÉ MATEU FAMILY WITH THE HERITAGE HALL OF FAME AWARD

2022-06-13T10:19:25+00:00

Damián Mateu is the first Spanish to be inducted into the FIVA Hall of Fame, which recognises his important contribution to the history of motor racing as manager of Hispano-Suiza. On 27 May, FIVA Vice-President Peter Edqvist presented the Suqué Mateu family with the Trophy which accredits their ancestor, Damián Mateu, as one of the 14 Heroes of Automotive History 2021, the first Spaniard, and so far the only one, to receive this award which signifies his inclusion in the International Vintage Car Federation's Hall of Fame. The event took place in an emotional ceremony held at the historic Pereleda [...]

FIVA PRESENTS THE SUQUÉ MATEU FAMILY WITH THE HERITAGE HALL OF FAME AWARD2022-06-13T10:19:25+00:00

1886-1906: From the horseless carriage to the automobile – A Free PDF book

2022-06-07T12:02:28+00:00

We are extremely grateful to Prof. Lorenzo Morello, Chairman of the Culture Commission of ASI, our Italian ANF, for sharing with us the precious booklet he wrote, “1886-1906 From the horseless carriage to the automobile”. The material presented here was originally the basis of a programme of lectures given at a number of Italian universities between 2015 and 2017 and covers the twenty years from 1886 to 1906 which was particularly a significant period in the emergence of the car. It was during those years that the horse-drawn carriage was transformed, through the replacement of the horse by a crudely-built [...]

1886-1906: From the horseless carriage to the automobile – A Free PDF book2022-06-07T12:02:28+00:00

FIVA Preservation Award goes to 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports

2022-06-09T09:53:43+00:00

Among the many awards given at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza of Villa d’Este is one that recognises the historical and cultural importance of the motor car. FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) established its Best Preserved Vehicle Awards in 2016 to reward the custodians of truly authentic and perfectly maintained historic vehicles. The idea is that awards are given to vehicles that retain such a high proportion of original components, materials and finishes that they can be seen as important cultural artefacts. It's no small achievement, therefore, for Swiss collector Fritz Burkard to [...]

FIVA Preservation Award goes to 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports2022-06-09T09:53:43+00:00

Passing on the passion – Symposium Proceedings FREE PDF

2022-06-06T07:38:38+00:00

It is with great pleasure that we share with you the proceedings of the Symposium “Passing on the Passion”, organised in Marrakech, Morocco, by the Fédération Royale Marocaine des Véhicules d’Epoque, on the 14th May, 2022. Leafing through this PDF booklet, you will find the reports and speeches that made this event a true international success. The richness and variety of the contributions collected, coming literally from all over the world, is impressive and ranges from archaeology to sociology, from design to engineering, from accurate restoration to restomods, from history to the future. Different voices, different opinions, but one common [...]

Passing on the passion – Symposium Proceedings FREE PDF2022-06-06T07:38:38+00:00
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