The IVVCC is affiliated to FIVA and is the National FIVA Authority (ANF) for Ireland (ANF: Autorité National FIVA)
FIVA, whose headquarters is in Brussels, is a non-profit organisation that unites more than 1.5 million enthusiasts in 64 countries throughout the world. You can receive the FIVA newsletter, events notifications and legislation updates, free of charge, by visiting their website –FIVA.org
FIVA’S mission is:Protecting, preserving and promoting world motoring heritage; protecting the technical, design, cultural and sociological aspects of motoring history from being destroyed, lost or forgotten and preserving and documenting for future generations.
The FIVA organisation in 2016 celebrated 50 years representing historic motoring history.
FIVA adopted a thirty year minimum age for the definition of an historic car from January 1st, 2010. The IVVCC decided to adopt this in a modified form to avoid exclusion of owners of cars that were over twenty five years old but not yet thirty. We adopted a cut-off date of 31st December 1984 which remained in place until December 2014, after which the thirty year rule will apply on a rolling basis (or whatever late rule supersedes it, if any).