The Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) was founded in 1966 and represents the historic vehicle movement globally.

Over recent years FIVA has become truly international with significant growth from former Eastern Bloc countries, China and the Middle East. In total there are 71 countries associated with FIVA who in turn represent 2 million historic vehicle enthusiasts.
You can visit the FIVA website here

FIVA Events

A full calendar or FIVA events can be found here.

FIVA Heritage

FIVA are working with UNESCO to formally recognise historic vehicles as part of our world heritage and this process is documented in the Charter of Turin


FBHVC is the UK authority for the issue of FIVA Identity Cards.

The cards provide a simple guide to a vehicle’s history, authenticity and specification and are required for events run under FIVA rules.
FIVA ID card applications and guidelines can be found here
The online application form can be downloaded by clicking here.
FBHVC can only issue ID cards for vehicles that are registered in UK. Cards are valid for ten years, but are non-transferable so expire on a change of owner if that is earlier.

FIVA Legislation

European Union legislation still influences some matters in the UK and the Federation maintains a watching brief in association with FIVA and the Public policy, Regulatory and Communication management consultancy EPPA UK.

The Federation represents United Kingdom interests within FIVA and has significant representation. FIVA works through a series of commissions and we are represented as follows:

  • Legislation – Bob Owen
  • Technical – Paul Loveridge
  • Culture – Keith Gibbins
  • Events – Malcolm Grubb

A FIVA guide for users of historic vehicles is available to download here.

More details of the Motorcycle Commission can be found here. The Motorcycle Commission is responsible for the coordination of International Motorcycle Week, which in the UK is normally the VMCC Banbury Run. Contact details for the members of the Motorcycle Commission can be found here.

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