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

A rare Volkswagen

How many times have you walked past a garage door, in town or country, and wondered if something very special…


A new website: the commercial vehicle bodies of H G Creasey & Sons from 1908

We’re delighted to tell you about a new website created by Stephen Creasey, the great grandson of H G Creasey,…


Two pictures – can you identify them?

Anders Ditlev Clausager has set us a real challenge here.  These two pictures came to him from the editor of…


The next generation – the passion continues

We worry that young people are no longer interested in motoring history or older cars.  But we’ve just come across…


A quiz: sort of… identified as a 1909-1910 Brasier

Many thanks to Ariejan Bos for identifying this picture for Ron Field.  He was the only respondent, and so is…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 111: 1909 10hp Alldays & Onions

  This photograph truly merits description as a ‘Snapshot’. The interloper distantly getting in on the act these days would…


SNAPSHOT 110: 1899 Decauville Voiturelle

Reaction to this coloured photograph from 1899 will very much depend upon one’s point of view – from “what fascinating…


SNAPSHOT 109: The Canon’s 1934 Sunbeam Speed Twenty

Canon Norburn was Vicar of Bolton in the 1950s, when his son was a school class-mate of your contributor. This…


SNAPSHOT 108: 1939 (or later) Bedford removal lorry

Even Snapshots are expensive to buy – possibly.  This one was found in a vintage shop in Yorkshire, and was…


SNAPSHOT 107: 1920 Rauch & Lang model C-45

  A true ‘snapshot’ here: taken on what must have been an early spring day, the lady is fashionably yet…