For decades, immaculately restored vehicles have wowed spectators at many concours around the world. But more and more, the vehicles that seem to most impress judges and the crowd are the ones that have been largely left alone. No vehicle is completely “original,” but some cars do come captivatingly close. Many events are now embracing these amazing survivors and the stories they have to tell. Much of the encouragement to recognize cars that haven’t been stripped and plated and primped has come from the HVA and FIVA, organizations that recognize the need to preserve vehicles just as they were built.

Some of the world’s leading events require eligible vehicles to possess a FIVA Identity Card and meet certain classification standards to be admitted. The cards provide a simple guide to a vehicle’s history, authenticity and specification and are issued after a review of documentation and a physical inspection of the vehicle. The Historic Vehicle Association has the exclusive authority within the US and Canada to process applications, conduct inspections and issue FIVA Identity Cards.

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Info & Instructions

More car shows are requiring a FIVA ID Card. These cards and the required inspections help confirm your vehicle’s authenticity.

FIVA ID Card Application

Planning on attending shows requiring a FIVA ID Card? Click here to complete and submit your FIVA ID Card application.

FIVA Preservation Award

Find out more about the FIVA Presentation Award, including upcoming events at which the award will be presented.