Retromobile workshops in association with FFVE: history, legislation, mechanics and buying a collector vehicle

Founded in 1967, the Fédération Française des Véhicules d'Époques is a French non-profit, officially recognised as a public interest organisation.

The FFVE has forever been working on cases which make up the essence of its missions, such as conserving French automotive heritage, transmitting know-how and regulatory changes.

At this 46th edition, the FFVE workshops will be run by experts. They will be spread over 4 days and will focus on several themes.

Citizen collectors: environmentally friendly and responsible driving

Wednesday 16 March at 5:00pm
Hall 7.2 - A 027

Vehicle circulation conditions are evolving with new environmental standardsFFVE encourages drivers  to continue efforts towards responsible and environmentally friendly road behaviour. This workshop aims to offer collectors several easy-to-implement solutions thanks to the new “Safety and energy transition” programmes.

  • Sébastien BERTHEBAUD: A director at the federation, he is the initiator of the “Energy Transition” programme and pursues the goal of reconciling responsible driving and vintage vehicles.
  • Jean-Pierre CONDEMINE: Vice President at FFVE and the former prefect of the Nièvre department; he is a reference on matters relating to legislation on the circulation of our vintage vehicles.

Why and how to join a club or a federation

Thursday 17 March at 11:00am 
Hall 7.2 - A 027

What are the advantages of joining FFVE as a club, a professional or a museum, and what are the prospects of the federation? What openings are there for individuals who are enthusiasts of vintage vehicles? All these questions will be answered in this workshop with:

  • Loïc DUVAL: Director General of FFVE, a vintage vehicle enthusiast
  • Esther GRANGEON: Coordinator for Île-de-France and president of the Renaissance Auto club (Paris-Rambouillet rally)

 

Motorcycle news 

Thursday 17 March at 5:00pm 
Hall 7.2 - A 027

According to the 2021 FIVA survey, 16% of vintage vehicles are motorcycles. This workshop will shine a light on the latest developments for bikers (legislation, roadworthiness testing, insurance, etc.).

  • By Roland CARLIER: vice president at FFVE, a former motorcycle policeman, today in charge of motorbikes and safety.
  • Laurent HERIOU: director general of the federation for 20 years and now adviser to the chairman. He is an enthusiast of motorbikes and cars, the creator of the informal “sages” club, which brings together 80 enthusiasts: journalists, historians, writers, fans, collectors, and club officials.

 

Certificate: the path to paperless

Friday 18 March at 11:00am
Hall 7.2 - A 027

This workshop will help you understand the specificities of collection vehicles, the regulations and how to obtain a collector vehicle registration certificate. You can ask our specialists all your questions:

  • Loïc DUVAL: Director General of FFVE, a vintage vehicle enthusiast
  • Olivier Gompertz, FFVE director, a specialist in registration, homologation, and dispute resolution for the issuance of official documents.

 

News and legislation

Friday 18 March at 5:00pm
Hall 7.2 - A 027

Low-emission zones (LEZ) are feared by collectors and jeopardize our right to drive. What are the latest developments and our rights? A workshop hosted by:

  • Jean-Pierre CONDEMINE: Vice President at FFVE and the former prefect of the Nièvre department; he takes ownership of matters relating to legislation on the circulation of our vintage vehicles
  • Michel CLIN : Vice-president in the federation, he is responsible for regional coordination after previously monitoring legislative matters.