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.

Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fast Cars Volume II

By Martyn Goddard. 2018 review by Guy Loveridge. All of us will have seen a Martyn Goddard photograph. Of...

Reid Railton, Man of Speed

By Karl Ludvigsen. 2018 review by James Loveridge. For much of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s the World Land...

Aspects of Motoring History # 14

Published July 2018. 114 pages, colour cover, over 80 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 16 pages of full colour. Contents:...

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:...

News

SAHB Autumn Seminar at Paulerspury – Sunday 21st October 2018

The SAHB Autumn Seminar will be held again this year at its traditional and excellent venue, The Sir Henry Royce…


SECOND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY: 29-31 March 2019

We are proud to invite you to our second European conference for automotive history, to be held at the Louwman…


VSCC Prescott Hillclimb – a scorchingly good weekend

On Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th August the SAHB took a stand at the VSCC Prescott Hillclimb for the…


A vintage Sunbeam – as commuter car!

We know that we’ve been talking rather a lot about Sunbeams recently – but we couldn’t resist this one.  We…


Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust – announcing their brand new website

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new website of the Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust. The Trust plays…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 176: 1920 A.E.C. Charabanc

This lovely airbrushed illustration is appropriately captioned ‘Reproduced from Snapshot’.  It depicts a 1920 A.E.C. with a charabanc body, sitting…


SNAPSHOT 175: 1907 Neue Automobil-Gesellschaft Water-Cart

The Illustrated London News for 16th March 1907 showed some wonderful images from the Commercial Motor Show at Olympia –…


SNAPSHOT 174: 1929-1932 AJS Fabric Saloon

When a lovely little late vintage (or post-vintage?) fabric saloon turns up at a National Trust property, people stop and…


SNAPSHOT 173: 1925 Salon de l’Automobile, Bruxelles

This image, from the front cover of the special Motor Show issue of the Belgian magazine La Revue Sportive Illustrée,…


SNAPSHOT 172: 1931 Talbot 14/45

This is the third and final press photograph sent to us by James and Guy Loveridge for use in our…