Retromobile Workshops with the FFVE History, mechanics and acquiring a classic vehicle

Founded in 1967, the Fédération Française de Véhicules d'Epoques (French Federation of Historic and Collectable Vehicles) is a French organisation that has been officially recognised as being of public interest. No fewer than 1200 clubs, 200 classic vehicle professionals, 14 museums and 230,000 collectors who are owners of some 800,000 classic vehicles are members of it.

The FFVE will be organising dedicated workshops at this year’s Rétromobile, helping people to understand classic vehicles – everything from purchasing and restoring them to regulations.

“An introduction to classic car mechanics and maintenance”

Fully-fledged explorations through time, these workshops will give classic car enthusiasts information about the origins of their vehicles, as well as providing them with insights into the current architecture and operation of the internal combustion engine.

Coordinators: Jean-Paul Le Buzith and Patrick Le Parc

Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Sunday 9 at 2:30 PM (An introduction to classic car mechanics) and 3:30 PM for classic vehicle maintenance.

Hall 1 – Stand  J115

“Choosing and effectively purchasing a classic vehicle”

Purchasing a classic vehicle is not necessarily straightforward: the collector will have many questions, particularly about budget and what they want to do with it. At this Rétromobile workshop, the FFVE will explain how to choose and effectively purchase a classic vehicle.

Coordinators: Pierre Strotzky and Pierre Wehner

Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 and Friday 7 at 5:30 PM

Hall 1 – Stand J115

“Regulations and the specific features of the “classic vehicle” status”

The FFVE works closely with the Ministry of Transport and the French Home Office, and has a central role to play in formulating regulations for classic vehicles.

Representatives of the Federation will be available to answer any questions that enthusiasts might have, such as importing vehicles, insuring them, using them and restoring vehicles that are more than 30 years old.

Coordinators: Michel Clin, Bernard Postaire and Yves Claval

Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Sunday 9 at 11:30 AM

Hall 1 – Stand J115