FIVA, the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens, has named 2016 as World Motoring Heritage Year—both in recognition of our motoring history and to celebrate a new dawn for the historic vehicle movement throughout the world. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of FIVA itself.
“This is the perfect time to launch World Motoring Heritage Year, as we’re at the dawn of a bright new age of classic motoring,” says Patrick Rollet, President of FIVA, a non-profit enterprise set up in 1966 that currently represents 85 member organizations in more than 64 countries, on behalf of millions of individuals with a passion for historic cars, motorcycles or utilitarian vehicles.
To mark World Motoring Heritage Year and emphasize its new mission statement, “Protecting, preserving and promoting world motoring heritage,” FIVA is planning an ongoing series of events and initiatives throughout the coming year, including:
• Twice-yearly “Heritage Forums,” bringing together the heads of the classic divisions of the major vehicle manufacturers, and symposiums on pertinent topics for all stakeholders to deliberate and debate key issues;
• Broadening the scope of FIVA to allow professional members, such as manufacturers, to contribute to and aid the movement;
• Identifying issues of global concern, lobbying the relevant authorities and raising public awareness;
• Launching FIVA-backed awards at many of the world’s top events;
• Issuing FIVA ID cards based on new technical codes for historic vehicle authentication;
For complete information, please visit: www.fiva.org