The FIVA Utilitarian Commission

The FIVA Utilitarian Commission deals with all matters relating to utilitarian vehicles, including trucks, buses, campers, agricultural machinery and military vehicles of all kinds.

The history of utilitarian vehicles is at least as important to our automotive culture as cars and motorcycles: after all, the transport of food and goods has long been essential to society and to our survival. Take, for example, the mechanisation of agricultural equipment to increase soil yields; the emergency services, i.e. police, fire brigade and ambulances; motorised transport between farms and factories, ships and airfields; military vehicles such as tanks and automobiles to transport troops and artillery; not to mention public transport between home and work, and mobile homes and caravans for leisure pursuits.

The issues facing utilitarian vehicle owners and enthusiasts are often the same as those facing the car and motorcycle sectors – but we also have our unique challenges, too. Hence the need for a commission to address these specific needs.

Aims and Objectives of the Commission

The commission regularly launches new projects to support all aspects of owning and using utilitarian vehicles and is currently working on, for example:

  • Compiling a list of relevant clubs around the world, along with a list of specialists working on specific vehicle types
  • Sharing information on relevant international events
  • Assessing data on legislation affecting utilitarian vehicles, such as their use on the roads, and regulations regarding their roadworthiness
  • Collating a list of the main museums and private collections of military vehicles, transport vehicles, agricultural vehicles, etc., to be promoted and publicised

Meanwhile, specific questions relating to this sector can be addressed to the commission by emailing utilitarian(at)fiva.org.

Commission Meetings

Every year, the commission elects or renews its members and currently has seven members from Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Slovakia. The commission has meetings at least every second month.

Members of the FIVA Utilitarian Commission

Chairman:

Timo Vuorti MHRF

Timo Vuortio (Sweden)
E-mail: here

Commission members

  • František Čečil (CZ)
  • Hubert Flaig (DE)
  • Petja Grom (SLO)
  • Mikuláš Ivaško (SK)
  • Cristiano Politi (I)
  • Paolo Thaon Di Revel (I)

FIVA‘s link to the IMVCC

The International Military Vehicle Collectors Club (IMVCC) of Mr. Brezza has created an archive of many military vehicles. An overview of the specifications of these vehicles can be found here

Documents and other downloads of the Utilitarian Commission


The downloadable documents of the Utilitarian Commission and the other commissions can be found here.

Also, the updates on EU regulations that might or will affect the use of historic vehicles and youngtimers can be found there.

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