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.

Ford GT40: The autobiography of 1075

By Ray Hutton. 2018 review by Guy Loveridge. When a competition car achieves a major race win it is...

Wolseley: A Very British Car

By Anders Ditlev Clausager. WINNER of the 2017 Michael Sedgwick Award. 2017 review by Guy Loveridge. To most of...

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

Sandy Skinner (1936-2018)

Sandy Skinner, who has died in his 82nd year, was a polymath who made a lasting and important impact on…


Rétromobile 2018 – still the very best

Rétromobile (7th to 11th February this year) continued to serve up delight and surprises for all tastes and pockets.  For…


The Hat Trick! Anders Clausager wins a third award, in Paris

You can see the delight on the face of Anders Ditlev Clausager (on the left, with the Wolseley bow-tie –…


Power, Paintjobs and Pinstripes – The 2018 Grand National Roadster Show

SAHB member and all-round petrolhead Dean Butler, an American who wisely lives in the UK, has just been back to…


The mystery lady identified – and more…

In a remarkable series of events, the mystery lady in Neil Thorp’s image in Snapshot 140 has been identified.  It…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 151: 1957 Chevrolet Corvette SS

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  Is it a Scarab?  No, it’s a Corvette. The original 1953 Corvette,…


SNAPSHOT 150: 1938 Poole Park Speed Trials

A beautiful summer’s day in August 1938 at the seaside: Poole Park in Dorset.  So much so that the correspondent…


SNAPSHOT 149: 1934 Singer Le Mans

This is the next car owned by Adrian Stokes – after the Raleigh Safety Seven we featured in Snapshot 145. …


SNAPSHOT 148: 1912 Daimler 20 HP

This beautifully lithe and sporty motor car is typical of those produced just before the Great War.  Perhaps the most…


SNAPSHOT 147: 1939 Hupmobile Skylark

This car was a triumph of desperate optimism over realism – but that didn’t stop the publicists vaunting its qualities…