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Passing on the passion: young people embrace classic vehicles in their own way

2022-05-25T15:41:50+00:00

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 [...]

Passing on the passion: young people embrace classic vehicles in their own way2022-05-25T15:41:50+00:00

Restoration Ethics Considerations by Dr. Marcel Schoch

2022-05-11T14:47:36+00:00

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 [...]

Restoration Ethics Considerations by Dr. Marcel Schoch2022-05-11T14:47:36+00:00

Tony Davies (1940 – 2022)

2022-05-10T11:34:35+00:00

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 [...]

Tony Davies (1940 – 2022)2022-05-10T11:34:35+00:00

The 1937 Talbot Lago T 150-C-SS Sports Coupé

2022-05-09T19:21:07+00:00

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...

The 1937 Talbot Lago T 150-C-SS Sports Coupé2022-05-09T19:21:07+00:00

London Lisbon 2022: Mini punches above its weight, beating big guns to win!

2022-05-05T12:52:24+00:00

*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 [...]

London Lisbon 2022: Mini punches above its weight, beating big guns to win!2022-05-05T12:52:24+00:00

FIVA World Motorcycle Event 2022 in Brasov, Romania

2022-05-05T12:17:02+00:00

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 [...]

FIVA World Motorcycle Event 2022 in Brasov, Romania2022-05-05T12:17:02+00:00

New global collaboration to protect historic vehicles and industrial heritage

2022-04-27T07:35:12+00:00

Two leading global organisations are joining forces to better safeguard and promote the future of the world’s historic vehicles and industrial heritage. FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) and TICCIH (the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will lead to them working closely to promote their shared objectives to a wider audience. They will stage joint and coordinated events, promote training courses and freely share information. Both groups realised some time ago that there was much common ground between FIVA’s aims to protect [...]

New global collaboration to protect historic vehicles and industrial heritage2022-04-27T07:35:12+00:00

Two mournings for FIVA: Michel de Thomasson and Alfieri Maserati

2022-04-27T07:32:16+00:00

February 1 was a very sad one for the FIVA family. That day we lost two eminent protagonists.  In Paris  Michel de Thomasson, FIVA President from 2001 to 2007, passed away, in Turin Alfieri Maserati, a long-time FIVA Commission member. Picture by Tiddo Bresters Michel (de Thomasson 9 December 1931) was born in Paris. After his graduation at Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité in the early Fifties, he continued his education, thanks to an American Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he completed his Master of Sciences (MS). He extended his international experience during his military [...]

Two mournings for FIVA: Michel de Thomasson and Alfieri Maserati2022-04-27T07:32:16+00:00

FIVA to help ECOSOC shape global transport debate

2022-02-21T10:28:45+00:00

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+00:00

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
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