FIVA competition marks International Youth Day 2023


We look for innovative and bold photographs and paintings of historic vehicles in relation to Industrial heritage that express the importance of maintaining the classic vehicles on tomorrow’s roads. 1st Category: Photography of industrial buildings, gas stations, garages,…, related to classics or industry&classics… 2nd Category: Paintings/drawings of industrial buildings, gas stations, garages,…,  related to classics or industry&classics… 3rd Category: Photography showing an owner with his/her historic vehicle All works will be published on the FIVA Social media using the same hashtags: #fiva_classic, #culture #youth #internationalyouthday #2023youth,… Winners of each category should be announced by 30th September and receive publication of [...]

FIVA competition marks International Youth Day 20232023-01-19T12:19:07+00:00



The poster of FIVA International  Event „ 500 km slovenských „ won the annual nationwide Slovak contest for the best advertising poster „ Zlatý klinec „ ( Golden nail ) which was attended by Slovak and foreign agencies operating at the Slovak market . The origin of „ 500 km slovenskych „ goes back to the thirties , when in 1937 and 1938 hundred km long circuit comprising famous Carpathian pass Pezinská Baba was run around Bratislava . This year rallye with FIVA International Event status started in the High Tatras , in the old spa town Tatranská lomnica , [...]

HISTORIC CAR AND POSTER GRAPHIC ART – 500 km slovenských2022-11-29T15:24:27+00:00

FIVA Youth Day Contest 2022 – The Winners


The UN’s International Youth Day celebrated across the globe, each year on the 12th of August, serves as an annual celebration of an opportunity given to the youth, to empower them and voice their challenges, successes, stories and journeys. FIVA decided to approach this day with its own twist. We are proud to present the winners of this year's competition. This year we were looking for photos of classic vehicles and owners of the vehicle in the dress code corresponding to the year/period of the vehicle. We were looking for creativity and fun! Among all the pictures that we received, [...]

FIVA Youth Day Contest 2022 – The Winners2022-11-11T14:48:27+00:00

The tenth anniversary of the Charter of Turin was commemorated in Turin as part of the European conference for motoring historians.


We had been anticipating the third motoring conference for two years and were finally able to welcome it. The conference was planned as a kind of duel between the pandemic and the organisers. Thomas Ulrich and Anders D. Clausager, who courageously and successfully organised the first two events on their own, one in Mulhouse (2017) and one in Louwman (2019), were more than successful. They have always been able to gather up to 100 listeners and deliver approximately twenty good and varied presentations. The conferences are biannual. The Cultural Commission found itself on its way to its organisation in the [...]

The tenth anniversary of the Charter of Turin was commemorated in Turin as part of the European conference for motoring historians.2022-11-04T15:53:29+00:00

FIVA at Goodwood Revival!


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 [...]

FIVA at Goodwood Revival!2022-09-12T15:28:58+00:00



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: Program: 9.00 opening speeches by Thomas Ulrich and Anders Clausager ASI - Alberto Scuro FIVA - Nataša G. Jerina MAUTO - Mariella [...]


Rosemary Smith – The FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame


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 [...]

Rosemary Smith – The FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame2022-08-30T08:47:43+00:00

Inducting Evert Louwman into FIVA Hall of Fame on 26 August 2022


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 [...]

Inducting Evert Louwman into FIVA Hall of Fame on 26 August 20222022-08-30T08:39:03+00:00

Poltu Quatu Classic “007th Edition”


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 [...]

Poltu Quatu Classic “007th Edition”2022-08-03T07:35:20+00:00

Vernasca Silver Flag 2022: a historic hillclimb dream in the heart of Italy


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 [...]

Vernasca Silver Flag 2022: a historic hillclimb dream in the heart of Italy2022-07-25T11:47:34+00:00
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