Protecting our heritage
The Future Belongs To Those Who Know Their History
FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) is a worldwide non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection, preservation and promotion of historic vehicles. Established in 1966, it is active in more than 80 countries, representing millions of historic vehicle enthusiasts around the globe. Since 2017, FIVA has been a partner of UNESCO with consultative status, representing world motoring heritage and related culture.
But what is a historic vehicle?
FIVA defines it as a mechanically propelled road vehicle at least 30 years old, preserved and maintained in a historically correct condition, which is not used as means of daily transport and which is therefore part of our technical and cultural heritage. A youngtimer is a similar vehicle between 20 and 29 years old.
Curious about FIVA, its goals and objectives? This 3-minute video gives a quick overview.
With thanks to our global partners – who support FIVA’s aims through their products, services, and expertise – and our professional members, from manufacturers and event organisers, to museums, publishers, and restorers. For more on all our members (global and professional), click here.
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