Elisabeth Junek

2022-01-04T13:44:55+00:00

16 November 1900 – 5 January 1994 Elisabeth Junek (née Pospíšilová), the most successful and famous lady racing driver of the Twenties, was born on 16 November 1900 in Olomouc, in what is now the Czech Republic. In 1920, she and her brother Stanislav spent time in France, where Elisabeth drove a car for the first time. In 1922, she returned to Prague and in June that year married Čeněk Junek. Elisabeth was keen to share his hobby of motorsport, so she took a driving test and from 1922 until August 1924 accompanied her husband in his racing efforts. They [...]

Elisabeth Junek2022-01-04T13:44:55+00:00

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

2022-01-03T21:46:10+00:00

Hong Kong The “Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” (DGR) took place around the World on Sunday 23rd May 2021, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of this Charitable Event. The idea behind this gathering is to promote men’s mental and physical health. The Hong Kong group gathered at 9.30am on the south side of Hong Kong island beside ‘Ocean Park’. A one-hour ride had been pre-planned taking the 80 Riders, with classic and modern motorcycles, past Deep Water Bay over the mountain into Tai Hang, through Causeway Bay, and along the waterfront to Central District, then up the Peak, and back to Wong [...]

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride2022-01-03T21:46:10+00:00

Historic vehicles back on the road – slowly and carefully

2022-05-01T07:36:48+00:00

“The historic vehicle world is at last coming back to life in some places,” says Tiddo Bresters, president of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles). “Where Covid is under control, enthusiasts are getting out on the road, expressing the wish that life will steadily return to normal.” In Kolkata (Calcutta), India, the Classic Drivers Club enjoyed “anecdotes, banter and wonderful weather” in January, with owners bringing out such gems as an eye-catching 1930 Auburn 6-85 and two Rolls-Royce Phantom IIIs. February saw historic motorcycles joining the fun, with the largest historic vehicle event in Kolkata, [...]

Historic vehicles back on the road – slowly and carefully2022-05-01T07:36:48+00:00

SEAT’s 70th Anniversary

2022-04-27T08:24:45+00:00

A history of the Spanish branch of VW History of vehicles that changed the flow of development and culture in a country! FIVA Culture Commission and FIVA Youth group present the story of Seat Click here to read the full article:Seat-70-aniversario-vicente-sevillano Text and pictures by: Vicente Sevillano Guerrero, member of THE FIVA YOUTH WORKING GROUP and SEAT

SEAT’s 70th Anniversary2022-04-27T08:24:45+00:00

A (very) full life

2022-01-03T22:18:51+00:00

Life and adventures of ‘Paddy’ Naismith, actress, race and rally driver, pilot, air hostess… Eirane Redmond ‘Paddy’ Naismith was born in London in 1908, the daughter of a traveling car tyre salesman and a renowned clairvoyant (or “psychological expert”). In her teens, she began stage acting and later joined a touring company performing musical comedies. In July 1928 she took part in the Junior Car Club’s Bournemouth Concours D’Elegance with her own Ballot, but without notable success. Undeterred, in September she entered the Southampton International Motor Rally, and this time she won a Special Award with the D Hall [...]

A (very) full life2022-01-03T22:18:51+00:00

A (very) full life – 2

2022-02-01T05:21:18+00:00

Life and adventures of ‘Paddy’ Naismith, actress, race and rally driver, pilot, air hostess… In the second half of Paddy Naismith’s life story, we find out how she became a pioneering aviator and the champion of servicemen disfigured during WW2. We pick up the story of Paddy Naismith in 1933 as she pushes her car through the paddock at Brooklands during the Whitsun meeting on 5 June. She had no luck on track that day but later the same month was reported as planning a ‘daring journey’ – a solo drive from Paris to Rome, attempting to beat the [...]

A (very) full life – 22022-02-01T05:21:18+00:00

The 2020 FEVA Virtual Automotive Heritage Days

2022-01-04T15:25:27+00:00

From Spanish Federation of Antique Vehicles (FEVA), the FIVA ANF in Spain have not given up holding the traditional and consolidated Automotive Heritage Days, although the socio-health situation caused by Covid 19 has forced to propose an alternative system, very different from the usual one. Since the beginning of the pandemic, FEVA’s Board of Directors has opted for the utmost caution, and for this reason it has discouraged any event or meeting in order to stop the transmission of the virus. This does not imply in any way the waiver of the use and enjoyment of the collection vehicles, although [...]

The 2020 FEVA Virtual Automotive Heritage Days2022-01-04T15:25:27+00:00

THE IRISH 1903 GORDON BENNETT CUP RACE

2022-01-17T13:44:56+00:00

Commemorated annually by the IVVCC International Gordon Bennett Rally The Gordon Bennett Cup Race, held annually from 1900 to 1905, paved the way for modern Grand Prix racing. In 1906, the year after the last Gordon Bennett Cup Race, the first Grand Prix motor racing event was held in France at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans. The 1902 Gordon Bennett Cup Race, held in France, was won by Selwyn Edge driving a Napier. The following year, on 2nd July 1903, the Gordon Bennett Race was held in Ireland, run over a distance of 545.8 Kilometres over closed [...]

THE IRISH 1903 GORDON BENNETT CUP RACE2022-01-17T13:44:56+00:00

THE FIRST FEMALE MEMBER

2022-01-04T16:15:04+00:00

OF THE GERMAN MOTORCYCLISTS’ ASSOCIATION (D.M.V.) History of vehicles that changed the flow of development and culture in a country! FIVA Culture Commission and FIVA Youth group present the story of Devrim, cars of the Turkish revolution Click here to read the full article: Die Erste Frau In Der Deutschen Motorradfahrer Vereinigung EN Text by: Roman Breindl (ADAC) in cooperation with the FIVA Culture Comission

THE FIRST FEMALE MEMBER2022-01-04T16:15:04+00:00

FICJA: the car which motorised Yugoslavia

2022-01-04T20:44:39+00:00

History of vehicles that changed the flow of development and culture in a country! FIVA Culture Commission and FIVA Youth group present the story of FICJA, the car which motorised Yugoslavia. Click here to read the full article: FICJA The Car That Motorized Yugoslavia Text and pictures by: Dr. Giorgio Andrian in collaboration with the FIVA Culture Commission

FICJA: the car which motorised Yugoslavia2022-01-04T20:44:39+00:00
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