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Glasurit and FIVA renew their partnership

2022-08-02T14:00:27+00:00

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 [...]

Glasurit and FIVA renew their partnership2022-08-02T14:00:27+00:00

Nine new motoring heroes join the FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame

2022-07-28T11:51:41+00:00

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 [...]

Nine new motoring heroes join the FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame2022-07-28T11:51:41+00:00

FIVA Preservation Award goes to 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports

2022-06-09T09:53:43+00:00

Among the many awards given at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza of Villa d’Este is one that recognises the historical and cultural importance of the motor car. FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) established its Best Preserved Vehicle Awards in 2016 to reward the custodians of truly authentic and perfectly maintained historic vehicles. The idea is that awards are given to vehicles that retain such a high proportion of original components, materials and finishes that they can be seen as important cultural artefacts. It's no small achievement, therefore, for Swiss collector Fritz Burkard to [...]

FIVA Preservation Award goes to 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports2022-06-09T09:53:43+00:00

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

2022-05-30T20:50:35+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 roads forever. [...]

Passing on the passion: young people embrace classic vehicles in their own way2022-05-30T20:50:35+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

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

Protecting our mobile heritage in a net-zero future

2022-01-24T12:36:54+00:00

Protecting our mobile heritage in a net-zero future At a time when climate change and the need for clean air are of huge global concern, FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) has agreed on a powerful new strategy at its annual General Assembly, held online on 20th November from Munich, Germany. “FIVA’s new strategy shows support for the commitments arising from the Glasgow climate summit, but also aims to protect the vital cultural importance of the historic vehicle movement,” says FIVA president Tiddo Bresters. “These two aims are in no way contradictory.” FIVA fully supports [...]

Protecting our mobile heritage in a net-zero future2022-01-24T12:36:54+00:00

FIVA announces the winners of its international creative competition

2022-01-24T12:38:29+00:00

The 2021 winners of FIVA’s annual creative competition have been announced, after a vibrant response from historic vehicle enthusiasts around the world, from India to Portugal to Australia. Held in conjunction with the annual United Nations’ International Youth Day, FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) asked entrants to share a photograph or a sketch/painting/illustration of how they ‘Restored the Passion’ this year with their historic vehicle. “Our aim was to set a challenge that would bring a little spark of joy into the gloom of the pandemic, focusing on young and young-at-heart enthusiasts,” [...]

FIVA announces the winners of its international creative competition2022-01-24T12:38:29+00:00

FIVA launches Hall of Fame – announcing its first 14 ‘heroes of motoring history’

2022-04-29T16:22:28+00:00

In 2021, FIVA launched the Heritage Hall of Fame to honour and recognise significant contributors to the history of the automobile and the historic vehicle movement. Individuals are first nominated by FIVA clubs across the globe, from which a small number are then selected by a prestigious panel of international judges. As Tiddo Bresters, president of FIVA, explains: “Not every hero of the motoring world is a household name. Induction into the FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame is a tribute to an individual’s genuine lifetime achievements, but it’s a very personal selection. It reflects the opinions of FIVA clubs around [...]

FIVA launches Hall of Fame – announcing its first 14 ‘heroes of motoring history’2022-04-29T16:22:28+00:00
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