Author Archive: Gian Mario Mollar

    Author Archives for Gian Mario Mollar

    At Chantilly Arts & Elegance, Patrick Rollet and Gautam Sen, FIVA President and Communication Vice-president, presented the prewar best preserved trophy to the owner of the historic 1928 Bentley 4.5 litre Sports Tourer which boasts fastest lap at Le Mans on that year (127.604 km/h) and finished 5th overall; driven by Tim Birkin, one of the famous "Bentley Boys". The car is in an amazing original condition. Photo credit Serge CordeyLogo: FIVA Logo 3081x1866px PNG  The above material can be used free of royalties within the scope of this press release. FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) is the worldwide organisation dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles and related culture, as well as their safe use. Since April 2017, FIVA has been a non-governmental partner of UNESCO, and continues to pursue its successful FIVA World Motoring Herit [...]
    Well – what a fabulous week that was.  If you were unable to participate in the Andorran FIVA World Rally in early July you missed a real treat; it was a thoroughly enjoyable event. Lluis Dejuan and his team from the Andorran Association of Old Vehicles (AAVA) and the Automobile Club of Andorra (ACA) created a varied programme that satisfied all tastes.  We experienced great driving roads that were virtually traffic-free and scenery that was truly wonderful.During the week we enjoyed a series of entertaining and exciting adventures including the Trobotronc (a 5Km. downhill railed toboggan track), horse riding and white-water rafting. Our cultural experiences and evenings ranged from Guillem Tudó’s vocal and saxophone recital at the ONCA (National Classical Orchestra of Andorra) auditorium, motorcycle and motor museums and the Cirque de Soleil where music from the Bobs Marley and Dylan, Louis Armstrong and George Michael accompanied the wide variety of acrobatics and amazing motor-cycle feats for which the Cirque de Soleil is famous. The many gastronomic pleasures at daily lunches and evening dinners were well supported by the weather playing its part with sunshine, blue skies and daytime temperatures in the 30 – 36oC range. [...]
    The renewed FIA-FIVA agreement was signed on June 26th in Paris at the FIA Head Office. This document updates and clarifies the nature and scope of the relationship between the two organisations and sets the framework for a fruitful and friendly cooperation. Jean Todt and Patrick Rollet signed the attached document. Mario Theissen attended the meeting, representing the FIVA side of the FIA-FIVA Relations Committee, also including David Whale and Tony Davies. All three have been instrumental in drawing up this agreement and we thank them for this successful achievement. Click here to download the document in French and English:Logo: FIVA Logo 3081x1866px PNG  The above material can be used free of royalties within the scope of this press release. FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules An [...]
    On the 25th and 26th of June, Frank Delesen (CP4Y) and Jos Theuns (FIVA) attended the EUCON After Market Symposium in Munster Germany. This yearly symposium is organized by EUCON GmbH who provides manufacturers, whole- and end-user market suppliers and other stakeholders in the industry with important data on vehicle age, usages and origin of spare parts, etc. With satellite offices in Europe, North America and Asia and more than 20 years in the business, EUCON GmbH can be considered a market leader in this field. Changing market conditions and an increase in the interest for youngtimers and historic vehicles was one of the reasons for the invitation that was kicked off with an informal BBQ get-together with… a number of classic vehicles! The EUCON staff, many of them high grade software engineers, also enjoy real vehicles next to their virtual software world and our Global Partner Glasurit was kind enough to attended this get-together as well, showing, amongst others, a Ford T-type and Jurgen Book’s “Green Monster”, a not-so-standard Texas inspired vehicle with snakeskin accents and other unique details that created much discussion and fun! The meeting took place on the Wednesday and was packed with very useful inform [...]
    Ruedi Muller during receipt of his Award
    Many years already Rudi Mueller represents the Swiss ANF SHVF in FIVA. At national level he is also very active. Already Since 1999 Rudi is the main organizor of the event Oldtimer-in-Obwalden (O-iO). Obwalden is one of the 26 Swiss cantons, with the small town of Sarnen as its capital city. Thanks to Rudi’s hard work the Sarnen city center last Pentecost weekend was full again with historic vehicles, attracting thousands of spectators to admire them. Because of his extraodinary contribution to the city’s life and fame and his outstanding engagement the city of Sarnen granted Rudi Mueller the town’s first culture promotion award. The certificate was handed over by the mayor of Sarnen at the opening ceremony of the event, in the presence of other high-ranking local and cantonal authorities. This award very well supports FIVA’s message: the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles is Culture. Each well preserved historic vehicle is a link with the technique and style of the past. The award not only is a sign of recognition of Rudi’s work, but also rewards the efforts of all the individuals, clubs and businesses taking care to keep these vehicles on the beautiful Swiss roads, and to show them to the public. [...]

    40th Anniversary of the Montevideo Classic Car Club

    An important celebration for the FIVA Anf in Uruguay
    Last May, the Montevideo Classic Car Club celebrated their 40 th Anniversary with a Gala Dinner. The MCCC has been the FIVA ANF for over 33 years, driving the Classic & Historic Vehicle movement in Uruguay with great enthusiasm and drive. This has and continues being done within the FIVA Guidelines in all fronts, under Carlos Scoseria's direction, now strongly supported by their current Board presided by Mr Jean Paul Martinet. During the celebration, FIVA was very present, first when our President's, Mr Patrick Rollet congratulatory letter was shared with all the guests, followed by the speech given on behalf of FIVA by our South American Ambassador, Mr Alec E Daly, who also handed a special plaque recalling this important milestone. Finally, Mr Carlos Scosería received a spontaneous  ovation from all present, when he was invited to the stand to receive a well deserved  recognition for his dedication to the MCCC development during these first 40 yearsLogo: FIVA Logo 3081x1866px PNG 

    FIVA International Historic Motorcycle Show 2019 Hosted by FHVI

    On the 1st and 2nd of June 2019, history was made in the Vintage and Classic Motorcycling world of India.
    In celebration of FIVA Motorcycle Week, FHVI hosted the FIVA International Historic Motorcycle Show, 2019 in Bangalore. For the first time, 200 of the most rare and exclusive motorcycles, scooters and mopeds from the early 1900s to the 1980s, assembled in front of the iconic UB City. For the first time, these two wheeled heroes came out from behind the shadows and took center stage. As thousands of spectators walked through the gates, their eyes glistened with excitement; they were amazed at the spectacle. Neatly arranged according to the brands were some of the most precious jewels tucked away in different parts of India. Most were from companies that no longer exist, but whose legacy after this event, will continue for generations. On entering the venue, what unfolded was a history lesson like no other. The eyes first went to a giant screen that articulated the meaning of ‘Historic Vehicles’ and the Federation’s role to Preserve, Protect and Promote them. Then clippings portraying the stories and legacies of brands like Royal Enfield, TVS Racing and Harley Davidson played. Moving along, the display began with the ‘Modern Classics’ (Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki) then Rajdoot, Sunbeam and Royal Enfield. Right in the [...]

    FIVA Best Preserved Award in Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance 2019

    The chosen vehicle was an amazing 1922 Lancia Lambda
    The FIVA Best Preserved Award 2019 was presented in Villa d’Este to a 1928 LANCIA LAMBDA SERIE VIII, with a V4 Engine, 2569cc, 69 hp at 3500 rom Coachwork: Four-Seater Torpedo, owned by Anthony MacLean, from Switzerland. Compared with the technical benchmarks of its era, the Lancia Lambda presented in 1922 was one of the most advanced automobiles of all times. There is simply no room to enu- merate all its innovations here. Let’s just say that the Lambda had the first unitary body ever built and defined the layout that only became established gradually as the standard three decades later. Around 11 000 units were created up to 1931 in nine model series. This car is one of six that Lancia prepared as works cars for entry in the Mille Miglia in 1928 — and probably the only one that survives to this day. Three years after the murderous competition it came into the hands of a British owner. He kept the Torpedo for more than 40 years, using it as a tourer between England and Switzerland up until 1939. His travels put nearly 300 000 kilometres on the clock. Before Villa d’Este, this 91 years old lady had just finished the Mille Miglia!Logo: 

    Tatra Rally

    An unforgettable utilitarian event
    On Wednesday, May 1, an important event was held reserved for Utility Vehicles in Bratislava, organized by the Slovak ANF Federation of FIVA, in collaboration with the local Veteran Club TATRA 141, which was attended by the Director of the Utilitarian Commission Fiva Roberto Sarzani and the members of the Commission Mr. Timo Vuortio, Frantisek Cecil, Petja Grom, and of course Mikulas Ivansko, organizer of the event and also a member of the Commission. The event, titled Veteran Tatra Rely, Fiva 2019 calendar, saw the participation of many Tatra vehicles, a Slovak manufacturer, both for transport and cars; Tatra also built trams and buses, which were also present at the event. In the morning, the local authorities, together with the members of the FIVA Utilitarian Commission, started the event which, from the central Piazza dell'Opera House, led through the streets of the city to continue towards Austria; on the return, in the afternoon, in the pleasant area of ​​the Forest Koliba, just outside Bratislava, a large audience awaited the return of the many vehicles, trucks, buses, military vehicles and much more. On the gala evening, held in the nearby Slovak Television Tower, Director Roberto Sarzani awarded the organizers of [...]

    FIVA WORLD MOTORCYCLE RALLY 2019

    CAMILLO CASTIGLIONI THE ‘TRIESTINO’ WHO HELPED TO CREATE BMW
    The FIVA World Motorcycle Rally is held each year in a different location around the world. Run under the direction of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens), it allows 130 collectors and owners from all over the globe to spend up to four days on the most beautiful roads and fascinating places, riding their historic motorcycles. This year's rally will be particularly special, as it’s taking place across three countries: Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. From 27th June till 29th June, the participants will be riding the roads of a different country each day. This year’s organiser of the annual FIVA World Motorcycle Rally is the Croatian HROS (www.hros.hr). Technical support for the rally is provided by the Slovenian SVAMZ (www.svamz.com), Italian MotoClub Trieste (www.motoclubtrieste.com) and ASI, the Italian association for classic vehicles. MotoClub Trieste is probably the oldest club in Italy and among the oldest in the world, as well as being the organiser of the Trieste part of this year’s event in collaboration with the Municipality of Trieste. On the first day of the rally, the participants will ride from Umag to Poreč, as far as Baradin, where they will se [...]
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