The importance of tradition
The historical work of the German automotive and supply industry is becoming increasingly important.
For the various automobile manufacturers, it is the basis for an inimitable identity and thus provides an indispensible competitive advantage over the competition. Today's brand promises can be ideally demonstrated by past performance.
The company's history makes a considerable contribution to its corporate culture, thereby creating the basis for pronounced employee identification. Tradition promotes employee and client loyalty to the company and products.
Historical work becomes ever more important in light of the increasing number of classic cars.
Tasks of the Historical Vehicles Department
- Executive management of the Historical Vehicles Committee
- Central service point for VDA members in connection with classic cars
- Formulation of positions for political, legal and economic issue
- Lobbying in relevant committees and competent agencies
- Public relations in connection with the VDA Press Department
Historical Vehicles Committee
The committee was founded in April 2007 on the behalf of the automobile manufacturers. It is comprised of automobile manufacturers and suppliers. Members include the historical department heads of the following companies: Audi, BMW, Robert Bosch, Daimler, Ford, Adam Opel, Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG, Volkswagen and ZF Friedrichshafen. Its activities aim at promoting the appropriate framework conditions in the form of laws, regulations and agreements that ensure and facilitate the "problem-free operation" of all historical vehicles at any time on public roads.
- Nation-wide exceptions to the ban on driving old-timers in environmental zones
- Unbureaucratic guidelines for obtaining H license plates
- Effects of CO2 activities on the operation of classic cars
- Preservation of traditional craftsmanship
- Long-term supply of replacement parts
- Effects of banned materials on the manufacturing of parts
- Strategies for trade fairs and events
- Joint activities on the subject "Automobiles Made in Germany"