SOUTHERN AFRICAN VETERAN and VINTAGE ASSOCIATION
Formed in 1968
The Southern African Veteran and Vintage Association (SAVVA) is the Association of Veteran and Vintage Clubs in Southern Africa of which there are forty. SAVVA is affiliated to Motorsport South Africa (MSA) the National controlling body for all motorsport in South Africa. MSA in turn is affiliated to the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) the world motorsport controlling body (FIM). SAVVA is the South African representative of the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA) the International Historic Vehicle Organisation. (IHVO)
Thus, SAVVA when dealing with Government Departments, Councils and other official bodies, speaks with the combined voice of all our clubs and all their members, with their authority. It operates through a Council that is elected annually consisting of a Chairman, Vice Chairman and a Councillor with an alternative representing each club. Portfolio Holders are elected to look after the business requirements of the SAVVA. These are Treasurer, Dating of Vehicles and Motorcycles, Sponsorship, Motorsport, Insurance and Trophies.
OBJECTS OF THE ASSOCIATION:
The objects of the Association are to promote and improve co-operation between the various clubs and organisations in Southern Africa concerned with the preservation, restoration and use of all vehicles built before 1980. Also to stimulate an interest in all aspects of the activities of the clubs and to publish, print and circulate literature in furtherance of these activities.
Vehicles are categorised into the following groups:
Ancestor - Built prior to December 31, 1904.
Veteran - Built between January 1905 & December 31, 1918.
Generally the above two classes are rallied together under the banner of Veteran.
Vintage - Built between January 1919 & December 31, 1930.
Post Vintage - Built between January 1931 & December 31, 1945.
Post War - Built between January 1946 & December 31, 1960.
Post 60 Built between January 1961 & December 31, 1970.
Post 70 Built between January 1971 & the SAVVA age Limit as defined in the Constitution.