Welcome to
The Society of
Automotive Historians
in Britain

which is an entirely independent organisation that was originally established in 1980 as a Chapter of the American-based Society of Automotive Historians that had been founded in 1969.

The principal purpose of the SAHB is to encourage research, recording, compilation and publication of historical facts concerning the worldwide development of mechanically powered road transport and all related topics from inception to the present day.

The SAHB exists for all those of amateur or professional status who are interested in any aspect of motoring history, whether or not they are UK resident. The Society produces a quarterly publication: SAHB Times, an annual journal: Aspects of Motoring History; plus a comprehensive Membership Directory which assists in information exchange networking.

The SAHB holds two Seminars annually in the Spring and Autumn where speakers give presentations on an extensive variety of motoring-relating topics.

Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fast Cars Volume II

By Martyn Goddard. 2018 review by Guy Loveridge. All of us will have seen a Martyn Goddard photograph. Of...

Reid Railton, Man of Speed

By Karl Ludvigsen. 2018 review by James Loveridge. For much of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s the World Land...

Aspects of Motoring History # 14

Published July 2018. 114 pages, colour cover, over 80 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 16 pages of full colour. Contents:...

Aspects of Motoring History # 13

Published July 2017. 108 pages, colour cover, over 60 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 8 pages of full colour. Contents: Obituary:...

News

The history of the Solex carburettor – information sought

Thomas Coates has contacted us from France.  He is researching the history of the Solex Carburettor company during the pre-war…


A Summer of Memorable Motors

As the trees begin to change to their autumnal hues, we’ve dug into our photos from the events this year…


SAHB Autumn Seminar at Paulerspury – Sunday 21st October 2018

The SAHB Autumn Seminar will be held again this year at its traditional and excellent venue, The Sir Henry Royce…


SECOND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY: 29-31 March 2019

We are proud to invite you to our second European conference for automotive history, to be held at the Louwman…


VSCC Prescott Hillclimb – a scorchingly good weekend

On Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th August the SAHB took a stand at the VSCC Prescott Hillclimb for the…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 181: 1905 Brouhot

Our Snapshot this week is of a French competition car. We have to admit that we had never heard of…


SNAPSHOT 180: 1929 Golden Arrow Land Speed Record Car

The car in this week’s Snapshot is already very famous – but this advertisement from the 1930 Times of India…


SNAPSHOT 179: 1912 Seabrook R.M.C

If you have a unique selling point, you need a unique trick to promote it – as it is with…


SNAPSHOT 178: A 1920s Showroom

We are once again very grateful to Guy Loveridge of the SAHB, who has lent us this amazing picture of…


SNAPSHOT 177: 1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupé

This professional image has a style that matches its subject: a 1949 Talbot-Lago with coachwork by Figoni & Falaschi. It…