INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL CODE FIVA
From Byron E. Riginos
FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES VEHICULES ANCIENS (FIVA)
INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL CODE FIVA 2010 THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF OLD CAR -FIVA
0 . INTRODUCTION
The Technical Code of FIVA defines a vehicle history in the spirit of FIVA, sets rules for classifying a HISTORICAL VEHICLE in various categories and describes the conditions under which the FIVA ( and by official representatives of the country -ANF) may issue a Certificate of Recognition .
The Certificate of Recognition FIVA reflect all information about the vehicle , which are given by the owner and have been verified by FIVA as an independent “body” , thus identifying the vehicle and the level of conservation at the time of inspection and records the familiar story elements and possible conversions.
Record the information in a database , thus writes and ensure the technical and general history of surviving vehicles for the benefit of the global heritage of motoring .
Used in the FIVA Events and may be used by the owners for their own purposes .
The overall aim is to be protected and maintained in a condition likely to be driven all the vehicles which have been designated as historic by the FIVA.
The FIVA defines a vehicle history as a mechanically propelled vehicle which is at least 30 years of age
which is preserved and maintained in perfect condition according to the historical data
not used as a daily means of transport and which therefore forms part of the technological and cultural heritage.
2 . TERMINOLOGY
A vehicle meeting the conditions set by the FIVA.
The period during which the vehicle history was in regular use . This may vary from country to country.
The basic specifications of a vehicle to present a newer type of manufacturer .
A person or business that maintains rights of design and designs, manufactures , assembles and promotes a commercial vehicle .
Person or business (not the KATSKEFASTIS ) that manufactures a vehicle, a copy of a historic period except VEHICLE .
3 . GENERAL RULES
3.1 The vehicle history should be kept and used appropriately , friendly and environmentally sensitive manner , be preserved and used as the initial period of its construction.
3.2 Conversions off period and other changes should be avoided and limited to those imposed by law , or in cases of disability or incapacity of the owner / driver , so as to ensure the safe use of the vehicle on the road . Conversions must be made in the spirit of the period and in such manner that they can be annulled and the vehicle to return to its historically correct and original condition .
3.2 Modifications and changes must be recorded in such a way that future one know the differences of the vehicle from the initial state . This information must appear on page 4 of the Certificate of Recognition FIVA.
4. TECHNICAL BREAKDOWN VEHICLE
4.1 CATEGORIES OF VEHICLES
• TYPE A – NORMAL
A vehicle history in a situation like in the original specifications, as delivered by the manufacturer . Small cosmetic changes period and typically ‘ accessories ‘ available on the market during the initial period may be accepted .
• Type B – AMENDED IN SEASON
A vehicle history specially built or modified within a period for specific purposes , characteristic of the species and therefore of historical interest.
• Type C – REPRODUCTIONS AND REPLICAS
Play is defined as a copy HISTORICAL VEHICLE made outside the period of reproduction with or without parts of the specification of the initial period . They play a particular type. Such a vehicle history should be clearly stamped by showing that he is to play. The name VEHICLE HISTORY This will be a combination of names of player and the manufacturer, and the replicative type ( eg Smith Bugatti Type 35).
A REPLICA must meet these conditions , but have been manufactured by the original manufacturer of the vehicle .
Both REPRODUCTIONS and the REPLICAS will date based on the date of completion of construction.
• Type D – MODIFIED EXCEPT TIME
Conversions Period except in a vehicle history with proven identity , but which were typical during the period in which the use of parts of the original specification Period.
• Type E – EXEMPTIONS
Conversions Period except in a vehicle history with proven identity , which have been using parts unavailable technology during the Period . Such a vehicle must retain the original box or platform and bodywork specifications Period for the guy. No more than two of the following main parts can be changed from the original specifications :
Front suspension / steering
Recent changes may have been made . Such modifications have no impact on the dating of the vehicle .
4.2 CONSERVATION GROUPS OF VEHICLES
• GROUP 1 – ORIGINAL
A vehicle history , as originally produced, identical with little wear .
• Group 2 – ORIGINAL
A vehicle history as used but never restored according to the original specifications , with known history and in original, probably worn condition. Components normally wear can be replaced with parts specifications of the original period. Repairs to the paint , the chrome and upholstery allowed.
• Group 3 – Restored
A vehicle history with proven identity , completely or partially dismantled , restored and reassembled . Only small deviations from the manufacturer’s specifications in cases of lack of spare parts or materials are not available , may be replaced by another of the same specification . The interior, exterior and finish ( finish) abroad should be as close as possible to the Specifications Period.
• Group 4 – EPANAKATAKEFASMENA
Parts of one or more vehicles of the same model or type mounted on a vehicle history , as close as possible to the original manufacturer’s specifications . Original spare parts Manufacturers should be used where available , but can be replaced by other same specifications. The interior, exterior and finish ( finish) abroad should be as close as possible to the Specifications Period.
5. CLASSIFICATION OF VEHICLES DURING PERIODS
For events FIVA traditional vehicles are classified into the following categories :
“A” “Ancestor” Vehicles manufactured until 31 December 1905
“B” “Veteran” Vehicles manufactured between January 1, 1905 and December 31, 1918
“C” “Vintage” Vehicles manufactured between January 1, 1919 and December 31, 1930
“D” “Post Vintage” Vehicles manufactured between January 1, 1931 and December 31, 1945
“E” “Post War” Vehicles manufactured between January 1, 1946 and December 31, 1960
“F” “Classic” Vehicles manufactured between January 1, 1961 and December 31, 1970
“G” Vehicles manufactured between January 1, 1971 as the FIVA limit as defined in § 1, ie until the completion of 30 -years .
6. DETERMINATION OF THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE AND CLASSIFICATION
6.1 Information required for determining the date of manufacture and the classification of a vehicle , or parts of a vehicle , must contain all relevant information , and certification. Numbers chassis / engine number and required . In the case of vehicles initially recognized only under engine number , this number will be considered as the serial number of the vehicle .
6.2 The responsibility for submitting the necessary documents always borne the vehicle owner .
6.3 The official representative of FIVA country (ANF), is responsible for determining the date of manufacture and vehicle classification .
6.4 A vehicle history that has been assessed by the official representative of a country will normally be accepted by other members of FIVA. If you are an official representative has doubts about the details of a vehicle for which it attempts to issue identity certificates , may seek additional information from other representatives . In such cases the relevant documentation must be provided to the erotounta Representative or the Technical Committee .
6.5 In case of insurmountable disagreement about dating and / or ranking between a landlord and Official Representative of the country , or between Representatives , the issue should be submitted to the Technical Committee of FIVA for decision on payment of the relevant fee. The decision of the FIVA Technical Committee is final .
7. CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FIVA
7.1 The Certificate of Recognition for vehicles subject to the requirements of the technical codes .
7.2 The Certificate of Recognition is an identification document issued by the Official Representative to identify a vehicle history upon inspection of the FIVA or its representative. The Certificate of Recognition remain property of FIVA permanently and has the force of ten years or until the change of ownership of HISTORICAL VEHICLE .
7.3 In a country where there is an official representative of FIVA, the owner of a HISTORIC VEHICLE , registered in the same country , must submit an application for issuance of a Certificate of Recognition FIVA this representative , according to the model of Chapter A of the Technical Code of FIVA. An official representatives can not issue the Certificate of Recognition for a vehicle registered in another country .
7.4 For historic vehicles which have not been registered, the application for a Certificate of Recognition must be submitted to the official representatives of the country of residence of the owner .
7.5 In a country where there is no official spokesperson , the owner of a vehicle which is registered in this country , you must submit a request to the Technical Commission of the FIVA to obtain Certificate of Recognition .
7.6 A one associated with the FIVA Association , whose request for a Certificate of Recognition has been rejected , or there has been disagreement as to the categorization by the official representatives , may file a complaint against these decisions to the Technical Commission of the FIVA, which has the ability to assign responsibility to the subcommittee . If the issue remains unresolved , the complaint may be filed with the Appeals Council , which will be established by the General Commission for final resolution .
7.7 The Certificate of Recognition FIVA is a document specified in Section B of the Technical Code of FIVA.
7.8 The FIVA, the national representative , or someone official official thereof may at any time revoke a Certificate of Recognition . In this case, the certificate should be returned directly to the issuing organization with simultaneous statement of the reason for revocation. The Technical Committee may overturn the decision for a Certificate of Recognition is taken by the Official Representative.
Further rules or decisions that may be taken by the Technical Committee after the adoption of this International Code, should be considered as part of this .