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The Historical Vehicle Registration Certificate Launched in Iran

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 WG).  

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 forbidden;

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 event.

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.


(FIA)The history of the federation of international automobile The  establishment of automobile club started from England. . .



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