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 #12

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

Aspects of Motoring History #11

Published August 2015. 80 pages including the colour cover, 47 black & white illustrations, softbound, and 8 pages of full...

News

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…


The next generation: a new addition to our Sources and Links

We were delighted to hear a few days ago from Whitney Roberts, a tutor in Kingston, New York State.  His…


American Day at Woodford Aerodrome

A splendid 1940s American Day was held recently at the famous Woodford Aerodrome, south of Manchester, for many years the home…


A fun oily-rag Austin Seven

The owner of this 1931 Austin 7 Mulliner Sports 2-seater will not mind at all if we call it “Scruffy”…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 119: Marconi Wireless Telegraphy

  The 80th anniversary of the death of Guglielmo Marconi will be on 20th July next week, so we wanted…


SNAPSHOT 118: A circa 1919 Garford Motor Truck

One could be forgiven for believing that this photograph represents an advertisement for house removals, but in fact the image…


SNAPSHOT 117: Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane

This snapshot was taken, almost certainly in London, around the late 1960s or early 1970s.  The Ford Capri Mk 1…


SNAPSHOT 116: 1919 15·9hp Arrol-Johnston

  Were one to try to find a photograph of a typical car from the start of the first post-Great…


SNAPSHOT 115: 1929 AEC Reliance Bus

  Motor buses (as opposed to trolleybuses) operated by Stockport Corporation came into service in 1919 (these being two AEC…