Classic vehicle owners to benefit as Motul throws its weight behind FIVA’s technical advice service

Published: 27/07/2016

FIVA’s ambition to build a resource of expert technical advice for classic car owners has taken a substantial step forward thanks to a new, three-year partnership deal with French oil and lubricant specialist Motul.

“This will be a major boost to our plans to give practical help to classic vehicle enthusiasts around the world,” says Dr Mario Theissen, Senior Vice President of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles). “Our aim is to provide free-of-charge advice from a range of technical experts.

“Earlier this month we announced a partnership with German paint specialist Glasurit, which became FIVA’s global technical adviser on all topics relating to paint and refinishing. Now, we are delighted to announce that we have access to technical expertise on the vitally important issue of oils and lubricants.

“Engine and gearbox oil technology has come on by leaps and bounds over the last few decades, ensuring ever-better year-round protection and performance. Unfortunately, this has also led to confusion among classic vehicle owners – and even industry professionals. Are modern lubricants suitable: not only for classics in general, but for specific historic vehicles? With Motul’s input, we will be able to provide detailed guidance on lubricants for historic cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles – and make these expert insights available to everyone, via the FIVA website.”

Motul will become FIVA’s exclusive partner in all matters relating to oils and lubricants, and FIVA will soon announce further technical partners to cover an increasingly wide range of topics important to classic vehicle owners around the globe.

Notes to Editors

Motul is an oil and lubricant specialist established more than 160 years ago, in 1853. Based in France, Motul has subsidiaries around the globe and is respected worldwide not only for its products but for its innovative approach to research and development, with the aim of constantly improving oil and lubricant technology.

FIVA is the only global organisation of its kind aiming to encourage the safe use on the roads of historic, self-propelled, mechanical vehicles, while remaining equally focused on preserving and promoting the very culture of motoring. In 2016, FIVA celebrates its 50th anniversary with the FIVA World Motoring Heritage Year programme under the formal patronage of UNESCO.

For more press information, or to speak to a FIVA representative for a specific country, please contact Gautam Sen, FIVA’s Vice President External Relations on, +33(0) 6 87 16 43 39 (mobile), or +33(0) 1 53 19 14 20 (landline).

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