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 62 countries associated with FIVA who in turn represent 1.6 million historic vehicle enthusiasts.
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
In the UK context FIVA, through its relationship with public affairs consultancy, EPPA, provides FBHVC with early warning and progress reporting of proposed European legislation.
FBHVC is the UK authority for the issue of FIVA Identity Cards.
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.