Some event organisers (rallies, static shows, regularity runs, etc.) require a FIVA Card as a criterion of entry for participating cars, motorcycles or utilitarian vehicles. The FIVA Card confirms the authenticity of the vehicle, its period-correct restoration, and that it therefore provides an accurate representation of a vehicle of that era.
This is important not only for visitors to the event, who will want to see vehicles in their original state, but also to ensure fair competition between competitors in a regularity run or concours d’elegance.
Drivers of historic vehicles travelling abroad might well find that a FIVA Card can help them to cross borders more swiftly, since the vehicle is clearly identified with pictures and detailed descriptions.