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Microcar News / International Youth Day Competition
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on June 18, 2020, 09:19:10 PM »
FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) is inviting youngsters to submit photographs, paintings and drawings on the theme of 'Historic Vehicles and Industrial Heritage'.
The competition is being held to celebrate the United Nations International Youth Day, 12 August 2020, promoting the benefits that young people bring into the world.
“Our competition invites the young and young-at-heart to submit bold and innovative artistic representations of historic vehicles in the context of industrial heritage, expressing the importance of maintaining classics on tomorrow’s roads,” says Nataša G. Jerina, vice-president of FIVA. “While the UN defines the world’s youth as the 15-24 years age group, we think it fair to extend this to include the young-at-heart. Youth is a state of mind, not a number, so we don’t have a cut-off age but we nevertheless hope to see many entries from people in their teens – or younger.”
There are three separate categories to enter:
Category 1: Photography of industrial buildings, fuel stations, garages, etc., in some way connected to historic vehicles
Category 2: Paintings/drawings of industrial buildings, fuel stations, garages, etc., in some way connected to historic vehicles
Category 3: Photography showing an owner with his/her historic vehicle
Entries will be published on FIVA social media sites using the hashtags #fiva_classic #historic_vehicles #culture #youth #internationalyouthday #2020youth
The winners of each category will be announced by 30 September 2020 and will receive recognition through publication on FIVA’s website and social media, presentation of the project to the FIVA General Assembly, provisionally held in November, plus they will receive a FIVA book, FIVA vehicle plaque and a recognition diploma.
Entries should be sent to secretary@fiva.org and culture@fiva.org to arrive no later than 30 August 2020. Please take note that all entries are on condition that FIVA may use the material for promotion and information purposes, in whatever way FIVA sees fit, and without any obligation to the sender(s) or creator(s) of the photographic work. In case entries violate a third party’s copyright, privacy or other rights, the sender / applicant will indemnify FIVA against all compensation that FIVA owes to those third parties.
See https://fiva.org/en/calling-young-at-heart-historic-vehicle-enthusiasts/
Notes to Editors
FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) is the worldwide organisation dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles and related culture, as well as their safe use. Since April 2017, FIVA has been a non-governmental partner of UNESCO, and continues to pursue its successful FIVA World Motoring Heritage Year programme.
For more press information, or to speak to a FIVA representative for a specific country, please contact Gautam Sen, FIVA’s Vice President Communications on communications@fiva.org, +33(0) 6 87 16 43 39 (mobile), or +33 9 66 12 44 64 (landline).

Chris Thomas
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News 145
« Last Post by Jean on June 16, 2020, 10:07:39 AM »
My  copy dropped through the letter box on Monday,15th June.  I had a quick flick, and as usual Chris has come up with the usual mix of old and new.  Thanks to Chris for all his hard work, let him have your comments, I am looking forward to having a good read sitting in some glorious sunshine.  Jean
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News 145
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on June 11, 2020, 03:55:00 PM »
Dear All
All of the digital copies and the paper printed copies of Rumcar News 145 have all been despatched this afternoon 11 June 2020.

There are plenty of interesting articles about vehicles never before featured in Rumcar News, plus the ongoing story of the Frisky Sport restoration, the Nobel Viking and the Zagato Zele.

Items on American, Spanish, Italian, French and British microcars.

When you get your copy, I hope you enjoy the items. There will be more in the next issue in Mid September. Until Then Keep safe.

Chris Thomas
The Archive of Microcars
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Microcar News / Re: Citroen Ami
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on June 03, 2020, 05:51:08 PM »
Good to hear from you Sir Camembert

I think the Ami will sell well in France . However I understand that there are no plans to build any right hand drive models for other markets around the world. Renault did a similar thing with the Twingo.

The French motor industry is certainly ahead of the game where city size electric cars are concerned. Certainly one to watch.

Chris Thomas
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RUMCar News / Rumcar News 145
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on June 03, 2020, 05:42:33 PM »
Dear Rumcar News readers

The summer issue of Rumcar News is at the printers and should be with you by mid June. There are a few of you that have forgotten to re-subscribe this year, and if you can do so quickly I can send the spring and summer issues together. The spring issue had a fleet of Messerschmitt KR175 on the cover.

I am sure that you will all find the articles in the summer issue of interest. As always I look forward to hearing from you.

Chris Thomas
Rumcar News
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Microcar News / Citroen Ami
« Last Post by SirCamembert on May 27, 2020, 09:28:06 AM »
In France, microcars are still very popular and can be driven without a driving license. A piece of this cake wants Citroen for itself.

The technical details aren't well known yet, as Citroen focuses on the aspect of style and modernity. Of course, Ami is fully electric and can be fully recharged in 3 hours using a regular electrical outlet. The secret lies in the very small battery capacity of just 5.5 kWh. The range is also known: it will be up to 70km at a maximum speed of 45 km/h. It is therefore a vehicle for slow ride through town, and is by no means suitable for the longer routes. But I doubt it will bother the buyers. Rather, they will be happy to recharge it quickly, park it easily, and also it looks so cool.

The most interesting element is the door that opens the other way round: on one side in the standard way, on the other side against the current, as in the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Side windows open by moving the fragment upwards, which is a reference to 2CV.

Ami is 2.41 m long and 1.39 m wide, and will turn around drawing a circle only 7m in diameter. In front of the passenger there is a place for a suitcase, but there is also a storage space behind the seats. The passenger's seat does not move because it does not have to.

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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: ID for driving microcar?
« Last Post by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on May 21, 2020, 10:20:31 PM »
You still need a licence for a microcar or a quadracycle (max speed 28mph), but not for mobility scooters and powered wheelechairs with a maximum speed of 8 mph designed for road use - some of these are quite car-like and they do need to be registered. The ones that can only do 4 mph are not allowed on the road and don't have to be registered regardless of what they look like.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / ID for driving microcar?
« Last Post by Michael91 on May 21, 2020, 11:52:33 AM »
So today, microcars are experiencing a renaissance. I have recently read that they are beginning to enjoy recognition in highly developed countries (environmental protection, small size, tax relief, low operating costs, possibility of driving by young people). They are most popular as cars to drive on the crowded streets of large urban agglomerations and as second or third cars in the family. They are also used as delivery vans, transport vehicles or as urban service vehicles. Very often a B1 or AM driving licence or an ID card is enough to drive a microcar. And here my question comes into play. Is it true? Do I only need ID card (in the UK)?
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Last Post by Jean on April 11, 2020, 10:01:23 AM »
Hello Everybody,

 I wish you a very Happy Easter.    I hope you can enjoy the warmth and sun but do follow the guidelines about safe distancing.   I won't be able to show off the Hammond Collection any day soon but I look forward to seeing some of you once this all over.   Stay safe.    Jean
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Bond MkD battery
« Last Post by agada on April 08, 2020, 09:30:04 AM »
it is a good quality of battery i've heard and researched on it every findings says it is a good and long lasting battery. still if you encounter problem with this battery or any other battery then go through this guide.
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