The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FHBVC), the group which campaigns for the rights of historic vehicle owners to use the UK’s roads, has today (1 February 2014) announced the appointment of its Chairman, David Whale, to the International Historical Commission (CHI) of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Mr Whale, Senior Vice President of the Federation Internationale Vehicules Ancien (FIVA), was nominated by FIVA as its permanent member on the FIA Commission and his appointment was ratified by the FIA General Assembly in December last year.
Commenting on this new appointment, David Whale said, “It’s a great honour to represent the interests of the UK’s many historic vehicle enthusiasts in such an influential world body as the FIA. It is best known to the general public as the world motorsport governing body but it also pursues very similar heritage goals as FIVA and its member national federations. My task will be to leverage the power of these two organisations and also to encourage a wider appreciation of what the CHI does in support of the historic vehicle movement.”
For further information contact the Federation office Tel: 01865 400845, email secretary@ fbhvc or call the FBHVC Communications Director, Geoff Lancaster on 07860 562659.
The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Groups works closely with a wide range of organisations and government departments to retain the freedom to use historic vehicles on the UK’s roads. The FBHVC has over 500 organisations as members representing over 255,000 individual owners.
The CHI is a non-sport body of the FIA which meets twice a year to discuss ways to help automobile clubs defend and protect the rights of historic car owners to use and enjoy their cars and to aid and
preserve the historic vehicle movement.