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.

World Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers

By Peter Higham. 2018 review by James Loveridge. It is appreciated that not all visitors to our website, whether...

The First Three Shelby Cobras

By Gordon Bruce. 2018 review by Guy Loveridge. That Gordon Bruce has followed up his GT40 title with this...

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 website we’ve discovered: Le Zèbre, Amilcar, BMW, Morel

We’re delighted to tell you about a website run by an enthusiast in Lyon: Philippe Schram.  You can access it…


Silver Arrows: Mercedes-Benz Racing Cars of the 1950s – at the Louwman Museum in the Hague

From 7 July to 2 September this year the Louwman Museum is hosting an exhibition of the legendary Silver Arrows…


Techno-Classica Essen – beautiful cars in Germany

This beautiful Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato from 1956 has won Best in Show at Techno-Classica Essen – Germany’s biggest classic car…


The MALCOLM JEAL AWARD

The SAHB is delighted to announce The MALCOLM JEAL AWARD for excellence in the writing of articles on a motoring…


A new Pan-European website

We are delighted to announce a new website, created and run by our good friend Thomas Ulrich: a distinguished motoring historian,…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 158: 1972 Bristol 411 Series 2

The Snapshot here was taken in the mid-1980s – and this looks like a smart example.  It had just received…


SNAPSHOT 157: 1911 Austin

We chose this week’s Snapshot because we think it’s such a beautiful illustration of an Austin, from the days when…


SNAPSHOT 156: Ford Motor Company Trafford Park 1923

The history of car manufacture by Ford Motor Company in Britain is long and distinguished – and it all started…


SNAPSHOT 155: 1909 12 hp Humber – possibly

This delightful photograph was sent to us by Thomas Ulrich of the AHG – our sister society in Germany.  All…


SNAPSHOT 154: 1927-1932 Lea-Francis Hyper

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