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.

Lotus 19 – A History

by Kevin Whittle. 2017 review by Peter McFadyen This is a new companion volume to the Lotus 35 history...

Brian Redman – Daring Drivers, Deadly Tracks

by Brian Redman with Jim Mullen.  Foreword by Mario Andretti.  Published by Evro Publishing 2016 review by Peter McFadyen...

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:...

Aspects of Motoring History #12

Published July 2016. 113 pages, colour cover, over 70 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 5 pages of full colour. Contents: The...

News

A Salmson with an unusual engine

Just as we were leaving the excellent VSCC Prescott hillclimb on Sunday 6th August, we saw this lovely little French…


Invitation to enter the 1st October Shuttleworth Sprint – or just visit!

Here is an invitation from the Shuttleworth Collection for anyone with a suitable car to enter the season finale: the 1st…


VSCC Prescott 2017 – up to the usual standard

Your webmaster was able to attend this year’s VSCC Prescott hillclimb on Sunday 6th August.  After a dreadful hailstorm on…


No gain without pain – getting ready to race

Historic racing and hillclimbing have the wonderful advantage over the modern formulae that we can wander round the paddock and…


Thrills, Spills and Automobiles – the story of a passion

Sarah Crofts is a Museum Guide at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, and gave a fascinating talk at the…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 128: 1920 Secqueville-Hoyau

Perhaps there are plenty of photos and advertisements in French magazines for this delightfully-named car from the early 1920s –…


SNAPSHOT 127: 1906 20-24HP Horbick

The rarity of this 20-24HP Horbick is perhaps not surprising.  The cars were made by Horsfall & Bickham Ltd in…


SNAPSHOT 126: 1925 James ‘Model 12’ 500cc V-Twin

We discovered this advertisement for a James motorcycle, not in a magazine but in the portfolio of a professional illustrator…


SNAPSHOT 125: A vintage Mathis

This lovely photo of a Mathis is clearly worthy of an SAHB Snapshot, but we are ashamed to admit that…


SNAPSHOT 124: Buckler 90

 Derek Buckler (1910 – 1964) took after his father who was a highly inventive entrepreneur and, after competing in motorcycle…