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FIVA Press Releases2022-04-26T07:19:12+00:00

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2005, 2022

Passing on the passion: young people embrace classic vehicles in their own way

By |May 20th, 2022|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

The first global symposium on the challenge of attracting young people to the historic vehicle community was held in Marrakech, Morocco, on 14  May 2022. Supported by FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles), the event identified key steps to safeguard our automotive heritage for future generations. According to FIVA, as historic vehicles have grown older, so too has the average age of [...]

2503, 2022

New global collaboration to protect historic vehicles and industrial heritage

By |March 25th, 2022|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

Two leading global organisations are joining forces to better safeguard and promote the future of the world’s historic vehicles and industrial heritage. FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) and TICCIH (the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will lead to them working closely to promote their shared objectives to a wider audience. [...]

1401, 2022

FIVA to help ECOSOC shape global transport debate

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

ECOSOC, one of ‘the six main organs’ of the United Nations, has granted consultative status to FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) in a major step forward for the historic vehicle community. The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) is focused on generating international debate on sustainable development. By granting consultative status, it has empowered FIVA and its worldwide network of owners, drivers [...]

912, 2021

Seven new FIVA members include federations from Pakistan, Russia and Saudi Arabia

By |December 9th, 2021|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) is delighted to welcome new nations and federations joining the almost 80 countries that are now full members of FIVA, pledging to protect, preserve and promote historic vehicles, and the culture that surrounds them, worldwide. “In the past year, seven new members have joined the fold, including federations from countries with enormous potential for communicating the [...]

2611, 2021

Protecting our mobile heritage in a net-zero future

By |November 26th, 2021|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

Protecting our mobile heritage in a net-zero future At a time when climate change and the need for clean air are of huge global concern, FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) has agreed on a powerful new strategy at its annual General Assembly, held online on 20th November from Munich, Germany. “FIVA’s new strategy shows support for the commitments arising from the Glasgow climate [...]

1011, 2021

FIVA announces the winners of its international creative competition

By |November 10th, 2021|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

The 2021 winners of FIVA’s annual creative competition have been announced, after a vibrant response from historic vehicle enthusiasts around the world, from India to Portugal to Australia. Held in conjunction with the annual United Nations’ International Youth Day, FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) asked entrants to share a photograph or a sketch/painting/illustration of how they ‘Restored the Passion’ this year [...]

2308, 2021

FIVA launches Hall of Fame – announcing its first 14 ‘heroes of motoring history’

By |August 23rd, 2021|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

In 2021, FIVA launched the Heritage Hall of Fame to honour and recognise significant contributors to the history of the automobile and the historic vehicle movement. Individuals are first nominated by FIVA clubs across the globe, from which a small number are then selected by a prestigious panel of international judges. As Tiddo Bresters, president of FIVA, explains: “Not every hero of the motoring world is a household name. [...]

308, 2021

Global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles

By |August 3rd, 2021|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

Some of the most iconic vehicles in history could be lost to the future unless new blood is introduced to the restoration industry. That is the main conclusion reached at a FIVA-supported international symposium in Bucharest on 24 July 2021, titled ‘Restoration – Art or Science?’ FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) is warning that specialist training is urgently needed to avoid vital restoration [...]

1506, 2021

Largest-ever survey of historic vehicle enthusiasts reveals economic and social value of the movement

By |June 15th, 2021|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

A FIVA survey of almost 55,000 historic vehicle enthusiasts worldwide has revealed their huge financial contribution to local and national economies. It also confirms the typically low annual mileage of historic cars and motorcycles, along with the very real value of clubs to the historic vehicle movement and society at large. The survey by FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) is the largest and [...]

706, 2021

Passion can’t be frustrated by a virus

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

FIVA Culture Awards  “Life has been challenging over the past years. Social distancing, limitations on travel and the cancellation of events affected everyone on the planet, not least the historic vehicle community – but our passion for automotive culture has never dimmed,” says Nataša G. Jerina, VP Culture and Youth at FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles).“In FIVA’s Culture Commission, we believe that [...]

1705, 2021

FIVA urges European policymakers to respect historic vehicles

By |May 17th, 2021|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) is lobbying the European Parliament to recognise a threat to our cultural heritage. “While FIVA fully supports the move to a greener and more sustainable future,” states FIVA president Tiddo Bresters, “forthcoming changes to mobility regulations across Europe could unintentionally threaten the use of historic vehicles on public roads. FIVA works hard to protect this ‘mobile museum’ for [...]

2904, 2021

Call for entries! FIVA competition marks International Youth Day

By |April 29th, 2021|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) has opened entries to its annual creative competition for youngsters and the young-at-heart. This year, historic vehicle enthusiasts are invited to submit photographs, sketches, paintings, illustrations and videos on the theme of ‘Restoring the Passion’. “After the success of last year’s competition, we are again celebrating the United Nations International Youth Day on 12 August with a creative [...]

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 [...]

902, 2021

FIVA Cards go digital – for historics and ‘Youngtimers’

By |February 9th, 2021|Categories: PRESS RELEASES|

“If we’re to protect our right to use historic vehicles on the roads in decades to come, we need to prepare ourselves to communicate forcefully to the world at large what a ‘historic vehicle’ actually is – not simply an ‘old car’ or motorcycle or utilitarian, but an important part of our shared cultural heritage.” So says Tiddo Bresters, president of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation [...]

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