Touring and Automobile Club of
the I.R.Iran (TACI) officially launched issuance of the Historical Vehicle
Registration Certificate in an inaugural ceremony held in Niavaran Cultural and
Historical Complex (Niavaran Palace Complex) in Tehran on 11th January 2015.
Deputy President of the I.R. Iran
and President of Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism
Organization, H. E. Dr. Massoud Soltanifar, participated at this ceremony.
Dr. Mohammad Hasan Talebian,
Deputy of Cultural Heritage to the President of Iranian Cultural Heritage,
handicrafts and Tourism Organization, and Mr. Abolghasem Iraji, the President
of TACI, presented the history and objectives of preservation of the historical
vehicles in Iran, as well as the current activities and future plans of the
Identification and Preservation of Historical Vehicles Working Group (IPHV
Five private collectors of the
historical vehicles were granted a 'Historical Vehicle Collectors License', and
fifty Historical Vehicle Registration Certificates were presented to fifty
Vintage Vehicles by Dr. Soltanifar.
Forty five Historical Vehicles
which were unique in design were exhibited at the venue of the ceremony.
According to the Directive drawn
up and passed as to exercise the government resolution, the Historical Vehicles
are the vehicles physically and technically safe, and categorized as three
classes including 'Vintage Vehicles' which are produced more than 50 years ago, 'Classic Vehicles' which are produced more than 25 years ago and are unique in
design, structural engineering or practical usage; and 'Special Vehicles' with
cultural dimension; e.g. the vehicles that belong to the historical, scientific
or cultural characters of the country or reflect a historical event.
Under this Directive, information
and general condition of the vehicle will completely and precisely printed and
delivered to the owner, and any facilities granted by the Government of the
I.R.Iran to the vehicles in the country such as the Fuel Card allocation, etc.
will also include these vehicles;
The Historical Vehicle License
Plate which was designed and approved by the IPHV WG is also produced and
installed by the Traffic Police on the vehicles subject to this Directive;
Temporary export of the said
vehicles for participation in any international competitions or events is
permitted by observing national rules and regulations.
The above mentioned vehicles are
considered as national wealth; therefore, any legal action will be taken for
passing mileage more than determined or making any alteration in registered
external view and technical specifications without the written permission from
TACI; moreover, dispose of the Historical Vehicles mentioned above is
Some representatives from the
IPHV WG including the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the Department of
Environment, the I.R.Iran Police, the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and
Tourism Organization (as chairman), TACI (as Secretary), and some private
owners and collectors of the historical vehicles have participated at this
The first car brought to Iran
after the trip of Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar to Europe in 1900. He ordered two
Renault cars -made in France- from Belgium and brought them to Iran which shows
the extreme desire of Iranians to motor vehicles.
TACI is concerned with the identification and
preservation of historical vehicles, which are accepted as being an important
part of our heritage and attempts to catalogue as many historical vehicles as
is possible through identification, technical inspection, registration certificate
issuance and license plate allocation, which is administered by the Technical
Commissions. Until now, with the online registration about 1000 historical
vehicles have been registered, and 300 historical vehicles already fulfilled
the provisional requirement.