FIVA: JOIN THE MOVEMENT!
Lobby group wants more nations to preserve classics
édération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) president, Patrick Rollet, urged more countries to join the historic vehicle movement during its General Assembly, which was held in Gibraltar on 17 November.
Having welcomed former Soviet bloc member, Moldova, into the fold back in June, Rollet has now turned his attention to the Pacific Rim countries that are currently still out of the loop.
He said: ‘FIVA members currently comprise 86 historic vehicle clubs and federations from 66 countries, representing more than one and a half million enthusiasts around the world. Yet, there are still other areas of the world map that we long to welcome into the fold. Hence, we are working hard to link up with countries such as South Korea [ given the sharp rise of its car industry], Indonesia and the Philippines – nations that have so much to offer our community of fellow enthusiasts.’
The General Assembly also gave FIVA the chance to reflect on a busy 2018. Among the changes made, it moved its headquarters to Turin, home of Italian mass car production, strengthened its links with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), produced a Responsible Guide for historic vehicle motorists, and began its Hall of Fame series, interviewing rally champion, Walter Röhrl, and designer, Chris Bangle.
Having recently added Moldova (pictured) and Nepal to its roster of member countries, FIVA is looking to bolster its ranks.