The International Federation of Historic Vehicles has a presence at Goodwood Revival For the first time ever, the Federation will have a small hospitality area at the Goodwood Revival. This facility is provided in association with our Global Partner Motul, and we are joined by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) and the British Racing Motors (BRM). We will be located in Goodwood High Street as part of the display of the BRM V16 Chassis IV in the BRM Pit. The location is shown on the Revival map as ‘Motul’, opposite Betty’s Hair Salon and adjacent to the [...]
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We have the pleasure to announce the Third European Conference for Automotive History organised by Thomas Ulrich, AHG, Germany; Anders Ditlev Clausager, SAHB (The Society of Automotive Historians in Britain) AISA, Associazione Italiana per la Storia dell‘Automobile FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) Culture and Youth Commission and hosted by MAUTO (Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile) When? Saturday 15th October 2022 all day and Sunday 16th October 2022 till lunch time Where? Torino, MAUTO (Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile) Corso Unità d'Italia, 40 Further information: https://www.thesahb.com/third-european-conference-for-automotive-history-14-16-october-2022/ Program: 9.00 opening speeches by Thomas Ulrich and Anders Clausager ASI - Alberto Scuro FIVA - Nataša G. Jerina MAUTO - Mariella [...]
On Sunday 21st August Rosemary Smith was presented with The FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame award at a ceremony in the world famous Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. The presentation formed the central attraction at the Irish Veteran and Vintage Car Club annual Powerscourt picnic. Ms. Rosemary Smith with the FIVA Hall of Fame Award Rosemary was collected from her home in a very fine 1936 Derby Bentley and driven to lunch at Powerscourt Hotel Resort. The lunch was attended by Tiddo Bresters (President of FIVA), Keith Gibbins (Chair of FIVA Motorcycle Commission) , Myles O’Reilly (President [...]
The second personality to be inducted into FIVA's Heritage Hall of Fame for the year 2022 was Evert Louwman (born 1940, in The Netherlands) at a wonderful ceremony in the White Room of the Paleis Soestdijk (within the commune of Baarn, in The Netherlands) during the first day of the Concours d'Elegance there on 26th August last. Mrs and Mr Evert Louwman Bresters and Ronald Kooyman the managing director of the museum At the concours d_elegance at Paleis Soestdijk With its origins dating back to the middle of the 17th century, Paleis Soestdijk is one of [...]
A line-up of dream cars and beautiful models framed the seventh edition of Poltu Quatu Classic, the most glamorous Concours d’Elegance of the summer taking place in the picturesque setting of Costa Smeralda and Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu. The jury, composed of sixteen influential representatives from the international classic car scene, awarded as Best of Show the Eminence-livered 1983 Lancia Rally 037 owned by Érik and Raffaella Comas. The "007th Edition" of Poltu Quatu Classic honored the long and intense relationship between Sardinia and the world of rally awarding with the prestigious Best of Show prize the Eminence-livered 1983 Lancia [...]
FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles), which relies on the technical know-how of the Glasurit paint brand for all paint-related issues, has extended the partnership with Glasurit for another three years. The two organisations signed the new contract at BASF Coatings’ headquarters in Münster, Germany. The main objective of the collaboration is to provide historic vehicle owners worldwide with access to the best repair and restoration solutions, via a network of specialised workshops. Here, experts can help in the search for the original colour shade – or in the careful preservation or repair [...]
A special fascination cloaks racing cars: it stems from the passion of those who built or drove them, of those who research them, restore them and look after them, of those who, today as in the past, admire them by the side of the road and perhaps, at home, dream of them. The Vernasca Silver Flag—from 10 to 12 June, thanks to the organisational commitment of the CPAE Club Piacentino Automotoveicoli d'Epoca—brings all these dispositions of the soul to synthesis. Lola T 142 The 'pretext' is to recall the Castell'Arquato-Vernasca hill-climb race, held in 17 editions from 1953 [...]
From the very start, automobiles have attracted great interest among human beings, given their hunger to create, improve, be independent, and move around swiftly. The early 20th century marked the appearance of cars on our streets: the same vehicles that, over the years, would acquire a great cultural level and are stored at museums and collected by enthusiasts. It is thanks to their great historical value, as well as their quality and rarity, that they are compared to true works of art. This was the philosophy behind the birth of the MAUTO – the national automobile museum of Turin – [...]
Nine new motoring heroes join the FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) has announced nine heroes of motoring history who will join its Heritage Hall of Fame, launched last year to celebrate both world-famous figures and unsung heroes in automotive history. As Gaby von Oppenheim, one of the judges, explains: “FIVA clubs around the world were invited to nominate their own motoring heroes, regardless of whether these individuals are household names or relatively unknown. The primary criterion is that they choose men or women who have made significant [...]
In the worldwide community historic vehicle enthusiasts, “forgery” is kind of a taboo word: everybody knows it exists, but nobody wants to talk about it. With its last exhibition, inaugurated on 28th June 2022, MAUTO, the Italian Automobile Museum in Torino, literally took the bull by the horns and addressed this difficult, yet fascinating topic. “FAKE: the automobile between originality and forgery” was organised by MAUTO in cooperation with ADM, the Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency, to set a spotlight on this “dark side” of the passion for historic vehicles. And it is not a minor issue: just to give [...]