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FIVA News2022-04-26T07:20:10+00:00

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1105, 2022

Restoration Ethics Considerations by Dr. Marcel Schoch

By |May 11th, 2022|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

Dr. Marcel Schoch learned the basics of vehicle technology between 1984 and 1993 at Fritz Lottmann Technik, Munich. As a service mechanic for BMW motorcycles, he also worked there in motorsport for the Paris-Dakar rally. After studying the history of technology, which he also completed between 1986 and 1995 at the “Ludwig Maximilians University” (LMU), Munich and the Ruhr University Bochum, he was first a lecturer at the Technical [...]

1005, 2022

Tony Davies (1940 – 2022)

By |May 10th, 2022|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

A diehard enthusiast, a true-blue historic vehicle specialist, and someone who contributed to the betterment of FIVA from within, Tony Davies (Anthony Royston Davies) passed away last night (9 May 2022). After more than a decade giving his time and effort to the benefit of us all at FIVA, Tony Davies ‘retired’ from this august body in 2019 and was awarded the rare status of Honorary Member – and [...]

605, 2022

The 1937 Talbot Lago T 150-C-SS Sports Coupé

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS, Uncategorized|

Once upon a time... in the early 1920s, a prince fell in love with a beautiful English dancer at the Folies Bergère – a girl with the unlikely name of Stella Mudge-Stella’s prince charming was Tika Raja Paramjit Singh from faraway India, a scion of the royal family from the state of Kapurthala, in the Punjab. A good fable ends up with a marriage... and guess what was the [...]

505, 2022

London Lisbon 2022: Mini punches above its weight, beating big guns to win!

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

*Dick and Harry Baines win 2022 London Lisbon in 1965 Mini Cooper S *Harry Baines wins fifth ever event, youngest competitor at 26, in smallest car on rally *Chasers Nick Maris and Henry Carr, Datsun 240Z, have win in their grasp but settle for second *Tight Porsche fight for 3rd goes to Tony Sutton and Bernard Northmore in final tests   Who would have thought after 10 days, 3500 [...]

505, 2022

FIVA World Motorcycle Event 2022 in Brasov, Romania

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

Hello friends of historic motorcycles! This year's FIVA World Motorcycle Event is a 3-day touring event along the steep mountain roads of Brasov, just in the center of Romania, organized by Retromobil Club Romania (ANF). Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, Brașov (named Kronstadt in the past, for presentation click here and select your language) is one of the most [...]

402, 2022

Two mournings for FIVA: Michel de Thomasson and Alfieri Maserati

By |February 4th, 2022|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

February 1 was a very sad one for the FIVA family. That day we lost two eminent protagonists.  In Paris  Michel de Thomasson, FIVA President from 2001 to 2007, passed away, in Turin Alfieri Maserati, a long-time FIVA Commission member. Picture by Tiddo Bresters Michel (de Thomasson 9 December 1931) was born in Paris. After his graduation at Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité in the early Fifties, he continued [...]

301, 2022

New FIVA footholds in the Arabian world

By |January 3rd, 2022|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

Our Middle East Ambassador Rony Karam from Lebanon has been instrumental for making two countries in the Arabian peninsula a member of the FIVA Family this year: Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The first Formula 1 Grand Prix in Jeddah, on 5 December, a historic event by itself, was a good occasion to handover the FIVA flag and the FIVA 50 Year Jubilee book to the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle [...]

712, 2021

Cultural Awards 2021

By |December 7th, 2021|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

Cultural Awards 2021

1008, 2021

Message from the FIVA President

By |August 10th, 2021|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

Vacation time is here, with motorways, autobahnen, autoroutes, autostrade, and autopistas once again busy at weekends. Happily, there are more travel options than in Summer 2020, and cars and motorcycles are clearly the preferred means of holiday transport because – with the virus still around – they bring the least hassle. The camper, in particular, is proving more popular than ever, offering lots of freedom to young and old. [...]

2104, 2021

Earth is a nicer place with motoring heritage!

By |April 21st, 2021|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

The Netherlands Historic cars, motorcycles, and other motorized vehicles are the best time machines one can imagine. They show the design and technique of their era, and when on the move the back-in-time experience is complete. Their preservation is sustainability in the truest sense. They survived, while nearly all peers ended long ago as waste. Treating a product with care, even when it is a popular mass-produced car [...]

3003, 2021


By |March 30th, 2021|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

JOIN THE FIVA MOTORCYCLE WEEK IN 2022 Yes, it is true, we are still living in challenging times due to the pandemic but for sure we have not forgotten our passion for all thing motorcycling! A few years ago, the FIVA Motorcycle Commission created the “FIVA Motorcycle Week”. Motorcycle enthusiasts around the world were invited to ride during a specific week in June. This proved successful and each year we [...]

103, 2021

Historic vehicles back on the road – slowly and carefully

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: MEMBERS' CORNER, NEWS & VIDEOS, PRESS RELEASES|

“The historic vehicle world is at last coming back to life in some places,” says Tiddo Bresters, president of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles). “Where Covid is under control, enthusiasts are getting out on the road, expressing the wish that life will steadily return to normal.” In Kolkata (Calcutta), India, the Classic Drivers Club enjoyed “anecdotes, banter and wonderful weather” in January, with [...]

2001, 2021

FIVA Culture & Youth Commission and the Youth Working Group

By |January 20th, 2021|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

As there was not enough time during the General Assembly in November 2020 to present the group behind the projects such as “FIVA Celebrates the International Youth Day,” the “30 under 30,” and others that are being prepared this year, we are taking this opportunity to do so. This group consists of young enthusiasts from all over the world, young people by age or mind, not preoccupied with club [...]

501, 2021

Patrick Rollet awarded the prestigious Ordre national du Mérite

By |January 5th, 2021|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

Patrick Rollet It is with a sense of pride and pleasure that we would like to announce as well as congratulate FIVA’s former President, Patrick Rollet, who has been honoured in his home country, France, for his valuable services to his country, and certainly as well for his formidable contribution to the historic vehicle movement everywhere in the world. Rollet was recognised in President Emmanuel Macron’s New Year’s [...]

2809, 2020

The Czechoslovak Mille Miglia lives on!

By |September 28th, 2020|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

The 1000 Mil Československých 2020 event continues the legend of the 1000 Miles race through Czechoslovakia in 1933, 1934 and 1935, from Prague to Bratislava and back to Prague. In those days it was as famous in the country as the Mille Miglia in Italy, This Summer the 9th revival edition of the event took place.  In spite of all uncertainties caused by the pandemic the organizers  persisted, and just [...]

1609, 2020

Pirelli Collezione, tyres through time

By |September 16th, 2020|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

What can more than 140 years of history tell us? What are the advantages of preserving memory? Thousands of documents, data sheets and illustrations, preserved with the best techniques used to the care of the most precious documents. Techniques which are designed to extend – infinitely, is the hope – the life of these materials that tell us who we were and what we did. It is the work [...]

1109, 2020

‘Frankenstein’ vehicles after 2nd World War

By |September 11th, 2020|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

History of vehicles that changed the flow of development and culture in a country! FIVA Culture Commission and FIVA Youth group present the story of the  Frankenstein Vehicles Click here to read the full article: Frankestein-vehicles Text and pictures by: Aleksandar Vidojkovic, Member of the Culture Commission

2107, 2020

FIVA Motorcycle Week 2020 in Slovenia

By |July 21st, 2020|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

Despite living in an unusual period due to the pandemics and in spite of the limitations for gatherings (today in Slovenia the limit is up to 10 persons per event), yet we managed to conclude a project planned for this summer. A group of enthusiasts travelled by their historic motorcycles for three days, starting in Nova Gorica, a town of roses in western Slovenia, on the border with Italy, [...]

707, 2020

The world’s northernmost rally for historic motorcycles

By |July 7th, 2020|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

Wet, cold, windy and absolutely amazing!! The Finnmark event is always held last weekend in June, and this time no exception. This year the event was held in Mehamn, at N71,2 north. This is about as far north you can go with an ordinary vehicle and from what we know, the northernmost event for historic vehicles. The trip on Saturday was among other places to the fishing village [...]

1906, 2020

Motoring Hero: Marcello Gandini

By |June 19th, 2020|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

Interview with Marcello Gandini, designer of may great cars such as Lamborghini’s groundbreaking mid-engined Miura and extreme Countach, as well as many practical cars such as the Citroën BX, the first-generation BMW 5 Series (E12), the Innocenti Mini, and the Renault Supercinq. He introduced the concept of scissor doors with the Alfa Romeo 33 Carabo prototype, while the Lancia Stratos supercar was another Gandini design. [...]

1703, 2020

Motoring Hero: Walter Röhrl

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

Walter Röhrl was a World Rally Championship favourite throughout the 1970s and 1980s, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times with four different marques. His co-driver for many years was Christian Geistdörfer. His Fiat 131 Abarth carried him to the 1980 title, clinched with his victory in that year’s San Remo rally, but it was arguably his equivalent success in 1982 that impressed most of all, with Röhrl fending [...]

1904, 2019

Motoring Hero: Frederick Spencer

By |April 19th, 2019|Categories: NEWS & VIDEOS|

Frederick Burdette Spencer (born December 20, 1961), known by the nickname Fast Freddie, is an American former world champion motorcycle racer. Spencer is regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle racers of the early 1980s. Interviewed here by FIVA Senior Vice-President Mario Theissen on the importance of maintaining historic vehicles for the world.

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