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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

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

Global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles

2022-02-09T14:35:38+00:00

Some of the most iconic vehicles in history could be lost to the future unless new blood is introduced to the restoration industry. That is the main conclusion reached at a FIVA-supported international symposium in Bucharest on 24 July 2021, titled ‘Restoration – Art or Science?’ FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) is warning that specialist training is urgently needed to avoid vital restoration skills dying out. FIVA president Tiddo Bresters describes it as an “existential challenge” for the future of classic motoring: “This is one of FIVA’s primary objectives – to foster the preservation [...]

Global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles2022-02-09T14:35:38+00:00

Largest-ever survey of historic vehicle enthusiasts reveals economic and social value of the movement

2022-02-10T08:33:38+00:00

A FIVA survey of almost 55,000 historic vehicle enthusiasts worldwide has revealed their huge financial contribution to local and national economies. It also confirms the typically low annual mileage of historic cars and motorcycles, along with the very real value of clubs to the historic vehicle movement and society at large. The survey by FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) is the largest and most detailed ever carried out, with nearly 55,000 enthusiasts taking part from around the world. The survey also collected 128,000 detailed evaluations of historic vehicles to provide an unrivalled knowledge base [...]

Largest-ever survey of historic vehicle enthusiasts reveals economic and social value of the movement2022-02-10T08:33:38+00:00

Passion can’t be frustrated by a virus

2022-04-29T21:14:55+00:00

FIVA Culture Awards  “Life has been challenging over the past years. Social distancing, limitations on travel and the cancellation of events affected everyone on the planet, not least the historic vehicle community – but our passion for automotive culture has never dimmed,” says Nataša G. Jerina, VP Culture and Youth at FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles).“In FIVA’s Culture Commission, we believe that – more than ever – there are projects and people who deserve recognition. We therefore invite nominations for the FIVA Culture Awards – to motivate all enthusiasts and show the world [...]

Passion can’t be frustrated by a virus2022-04-29T21:14:55+00:00
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