Technical Commission

    Vehicle Heritage and ID-Cards

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    The goals of the FIVA Technical Commission

    The Technical Commission of FIVA is the body to find standardized methods and rules for the dating and classification of historic vehicles.

    The board consists of a secretary, two vice-presidents and is chaired by a vice-president of FIVA. In addition, there are working groups set up for special tasks. A working group of about nine persons including the members of the board meets up to four times a year to discuss various demands from the ANF’s, to decide on classifications and to develop the code and regulations. Once a year the chairman reports to the full plenary assembly with the delegates representing all members. This assembly decides on motions to be presented to the General Assembly.

    The Technical Commission keeps the records of all ID cards issued worldwide and issues ID cards itself for countries where is no FIVA representation.

    The Technical Commission also supports the ANF’s to train scrutineers and assists in all technical matters on request.

    Aims and tasks

    To support and encourage the preservation, restoration and use of historic vehicles in a historically and technically correct manner.

    Historic Vehicle

    FIVA defines a historic vehicle as a: …

    Mechanically propelled road vehicle, which is at least 30 years old, which is preserved and maintained in a historically correct condition, which is not used as means of daily transport and which is therefore a part of our technical and cultural heritage.

    Different vehicles

    The term historic vehicle encompasses all vehicles propelled by an engine, intended for transportation of persons or goods: cars, motorcycles, lorries (or trucks), buses, military and agricultural vehicles. Likewise, the source of energy can call as well for petrol (gas) or diesel, and as well for steam or electricity. And in the future…


    To edit a FIVA TECHNICAL CODE setting standard rules and procedure, and manage their implementation, throughout FIVA member countries for dating, classifying the vehicles and evaluating their level of preservation.

    • To sanction the concerned vehicles by issuing the FIVA IDENTITY CARD, at a national level, necessary for FIVA governed events.
    • To maintain and encourage a high degree of technical and historical accuracy in subject vehicles and events in which they are used.

    In each member country (ANF**), the appropriate specialists deal with their national collectors/enthusiasts and provide them with the required expertise and documents.

    • FIVA calls once yearly minimum a plenary Technical Commission including specialists of all ANFs**.
    • A board and working groups called as required ensure overall management and coordination and edit the FIVA TECHNICAL CODE and associated documents.** ANF: Autorité National FIVA/National FIVA Authority

    For a FIVA ID-Card in a country where we have no ANF:

    Members of the FIVA Technical Commission


    Paul Loveridge (GB)
    E-mail: here

    • Felix Aschwanden (Switzerland) – Swiss Historic Vehicle Federation (SHVF)
    • Tilman Kleber (Germany) – ADAC Klassik
    • Robert Smith (Greece) – PHILPA The Antique Car Club of Greece
    • Jörg Blaumeier (Alemagne) – DAVC e.V.
    Commission Members:
    • Janko Uratnik ZVEZA SVS (Slovenia)
    • Rod Brayshaw VCCNZ (New Zealand)
    • Geir Iversen LMK (Norway)
    • Jean-Francois Ruchaud FFVE (France)
    • Malcolm Welford HVA (USA)
    • Gianluigi Vignola ASI (Italy)
    • Alec E. Daly (Argentinia) – Club de Automoviles Clásicos de Argentina (CAC)
    • Detlef Krukenkamp (Germany) – DAVC e.V.
    • Nicos Tofarides (Cyprus) – Lespa FIPA

    Applications & Guidelines for the FIVA ID-Card

    FIVA International identity card

    FIVA defines a historic vehicle as a mechanically propelled road vehicle:

    • which is at least 30 years old
    • which is preserved and maintained in a historically correct condition
    • which is not used as a means of daily transport
    • and which is, therefore, a part of our technical and cultural heritage
    Procedure for vehicles in countries with FIVA representation

    In accordance with the Technical Code of the FIVA the application form (appendix A of the FIVA Technical Code) must be submitted to the ANF (Autorité National FIVA/National FIVA Authority) of the country where the vehicle has a current registration (if the vehicle is not road registered to the ANF of the country where the owner is legally a resident) before a FIVA Identity Card can be issued.

    Procedures differ from country to country, so please refer to the ANF of the country in which your vehicle is registered for instructions.

    If accepted the ANF will then issue a FIVA Identity Card valid 10 years or until the ownership of the vehicle is changed. The Identity Card remains the property of FIVA and must be returned to the issuing authority or FIVA upon request. The Identity Card is solely for identification purposes, it is no guarantee of the vehicle’s authenticity and is not be used for commercial purposes or proof of the vehicle’s history.

    New FIVAID-Card Issuing

    History: From the very beginning of FIVA’s activities one of the most important roles was to organise the procedures to classify and issue FIVA ID Cards for historic vehicles. FIVA, therefore, issued the Technical Code which described the requirements by which a vehicle becomes a historic vehicle and also the procedures on how to obtain the supporting FIVA ID Card.

    Current Method: At present procedures are based on printed out application forms and questionnaires. The FIVA ID Cards are handwritten or printed out locally and the ID Cards files and archives are manual and in materialized form. The actual ID Cards issuing system is unfortunately awkward, inefficient and slow. No real data processing has been possible, data searching is very difficult and the archives consist of large quantities of paper application forms.

    Future Method: The FIVA Technical Commission, therefore, decided to prepare a new, interactive ID Card issuing system, based on modern information and communication technologies. This new system will enable all applicants to both access the system and request the FIVA ID Card online, thus allowing the ANFs to have a much better overview and control of issued ID Cards. Also, the FIVA Technical Commission will be able to process the applications and the cards more easily and accurately. We shall in future all benefit from this new system.

    The issuing procedure itself will become more automated by using up-to-date technologies.  Vehicles and issued ID Card data will be stored in a unique encrypted and well-protected database. Furthermore, each vehicle will now be allocated a FIVA Vehicle Number – FVN, generated from that vehicle’s individual parameters and unique to the vehicle for its lifetime.

    The new digitalised Application Form with associated questionnaire will allow a much more detailed description of the vehicle to be uploaded by using drop-down choices for the vehicle’s properties; this will enable the user to create stronger records for such areas as the vehicle’s restoration, event history, ownership details and so forth.

    We also expect that the new digitally issued FIVA ID Cards within the FIVA database will make it possible to better protect against any attempts of falsifying vehicle records and other types of common fraudulent or illegal activities.

    The new FIVA ID Card application system is currently being trialed by the Technical Commission. After testing it will be released to ANF’s along with instructions and guide book for users.

    The FIVA Technical Code

    The Technical Code defines a HISTORIC VEHICLE in the spirit of FIVA, sets rules to classify the HISTORIC VEHICLES in various groups and describes the requirements under which FIVA can issue a FIVA ID CARD.


    reflects all information about the vehicle given by the owner and checked by FIVA as an independent body – therefore identifies the vehicle and its status of preservation at the time of inspection and reports about the vehicle’s known history and possible modifications; registers the information in a database – therefore records and safeguards the technical and known history of surviving vehicles to benefit the worlds motoring heritage; is to be used in FIVA EVENTS and may be used by owners for their own purposes.

    New Technical code

    The new Technical code will not be in effect until further notice along with a new application form and ID Cards.

    Scrutineers Handbook

    FIVA may, upon application, issue an Identity Card to vehicles which comply with the requirements of the Technical Code. These guidelines are intended to provide information on documents and proceedings to assist ANF (National Governing Body), officials and experts, concerned with handling the issue of FIVA Identity Cards.

    Ordering new windscreen stickers

    How to order new stickers?

    Sometimes the FIVA ID-Stickers get lost due to the replacement of a windscreen or other reasons.

    For easy identification new stickers can be ordered via the FIVA office, the procedure is very simple: make a good quality copy of both sides of your current and valid FIVA ID-Card. (e)mail this together with your postal address to the FIVA office.

    You will find the address here and if you have scanned your copies, you can use the form on this page as well.

    • Mailing new sticker will take approx. 10 days
    • Price: free of charge for current and valid FIVA ID-Cards
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