Historic Vehicles & Culture

    FIVA elects a new president

    Tiddo Bresters takes over from Patrick Rollet

    On Saturday 16th November 2019, FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) elected a new president – Tiddo Bresters, a 65-year-old Dutch national with a background in law and international relations.

    He takes over from long-serving and greatly respected president Patrick Rollet, whose six years at the helm saw FIVA become a more professional, forward-thinking organisation, better able to champion the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles and related culture. In electing Bresters, FIVA members endorsed this professional approach, ensuring that the good work of Rollet and his team will be continued.

    Bresters has served as vice president of FIVA for a total of nine years, with responsibility for the all-important Legislation Commission, where he steered FIVA’s successful negotiations at EU level to help protect the rights of historic vehicle owners across Europe.

    He comments: “I am deeply honoured to be taking on the role of president of FIVA at a time of enormous change in the world of mobility. In the new era of C.A.S.E. (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric), it is more vital than ever to work closely with the various governments, encouraging them to recognise that historic vehicles are as much a part of our cultural heritage as any other element of our past. I also look forward to working with FIVA to extend the reach and influence of the organisation across all continents, and to welcoming increasing numbers of young people and women to our organisation that now represents 69 countries worldwide.”

    FIVA’s 16th November General Assembly also saw elections for three other important posts in the FIVA General Council – Vice Presidents of the Events Commission, the Membership function and the Legislation Commission. These were won respectively by Malcolm Grubb (UK), John Alcantara (Gibraltar) and Lars Genild, from Denmark.

    Other good news included FIVA’s financial results for 2018-2019, which showed a comfortable surplus. This will ensure FIVA’s financial stability for some years to come, following a period when the financial results were less clear-cut.

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    FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) is the worldwide organisation dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles and related culture, as well as their safe use. Since April 2017, FIVA has been a non-governmental partner of UNESCO, and continues to pursue its successful FIVA World Motoring Heritage Year programme.

    For more press information, or to speak to a FIVA representative for a specific country, please contact Gautam Sen, FIVA’s Vice President Communications on, +33(0) 6 87 16 43 39 (mobile), or +33 9 66 12 44 64 (landline).

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    La FIVA est la seule organisation internationale de son genre à s’être fixé pour objectif l’encouragement d’une utilisation sûre des véhicules routiers historiques à propulsion mécanique au même titre que la préservation et la promotion de la culture des véhicules routiers en elle-même. En 2016, la FIVA a célébré son 50ème anniversaire avec le programme « Année du Patrimoine Automobile Mondial » sous le patronage officiel de l’UNESCO.

    Afin d’obtenir des communiqués de presse plus détaillées ou de parler à un représentant de la FIVA pour un pays spécifique, veuillez contacter Gautam Sen, directeur adjoint de la communication de la FIVA, à l’adresse, au +33 (0)6 87 16 43 39 (mobile) ou au +33(0) 1 53 19 14 20 (fixe).

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