Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens

FIVA Preservation Award goes to 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports

Among the many awards given at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza of Villa d’Este is one that recognises the historical and cultural importance of the motor car. FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) established its Best Preserved Vehicle Awards in 2016 to reward theContinue Reading

The first global symposium on the challenge of attracting young people to the historic vehicle community was held in Marrakech, Morocco, on 14th  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 heritageContinue Reading

Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens

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 aContinue Reading

Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens

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) isContinue Reading

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 theContinue Reading

Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens

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.Continue Reading

Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens

FIVA has announced the first 14 winners of the new FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame awards, celebrating both world-famous figures and unsung heroes in the history of the automobile. As Tiddo Bresters, president of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles), explains: “Not everyContinue Reading

Global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles

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 24th July 2021, titled ‘Restoration – Art or Science?’ FIVA (the Fédération InternationaleContinue Reading

Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens

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 atContinue Reading

Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens

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 acrossContinue Reading