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

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…


An English-bodied Buick – request for information

Henk van der Veen is a member of CONAM, our motoring history friends in the Netherlands, and has sent us…


The car (not a charabanc) identified: 1916 Overland

Ariejan Bos, based in the Netherlands and a frequent contributor to our good friends at www.prewar.com, has speedily identified this…


Snapshot

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…


SNAPSHOT 106: 1929 LaSalle

  This elegant illustration of a 1929 LaSalle Convertible Coupe is curious for several reasons.  Firstly, this American automobile appears…


SNAPSHOT 105: 1955 Scientific GT

Post-WWII restrictions on materials – and steel, in particular – hampered home market sales for car manufacturers large – and,…


SNAPSHOT 104: June 1948 – The Petrol Ration returns

Our Snapshot this week illustrates a highly popular milestone: on 1st June 1948, motorists could buy petrol again for the…


SNAPSHOT 103: A c1898 De Dion Bouton Motorised Tricycle

The photographer, or the gentleman in this photograph, has written his name and the date, 1899, in the lower right-hand…