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

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…


Automotive Historians’ Dinner in Paris 8 February 2018

The next Automotive Historians’ Dinner will take place at L’Atelier Renault Café,  53, Avenue des Champs Élysées,  Paris on Thursday…


Two pictures – can you identify them?

Craig Horner has sent us these two pictures that none of us can yet identify. The first photo dates from…


A new book from an SAHB member – and a highly complimentary review

We want to tell you about a new book just published by Guy Loveridge, a member of the committee of…


THE 2017 MICHAEL SEDGWICK AWARD WINNER

We are delighted to announce that Anders Ditlev Clausager has won the 2017 Michael Sedgwick Award for: Wolseley: A Very…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 146: 1924 M.G. 14/28 Super Sports

Cecil Kimber joined Morris Motors in March 1921, and almost immediately was asked to manage The Morris Garages and moved…


SNAPSHOT 145: 1933-1936 Raleigh Safety Seven

We are once again indebted to Neil Thorp for this Snapshot.  It comes from a series of pictures in the…


SNAPSHOT 144: 1898 Georges Richard

This early image was found in the programme for the Concours Hippique (Show Jumping Event) held in Paris from 26…


SNAPSHOT 143: 1939 Buick

This Snapshot nearly didn’t make it – because at first we simply couldn’t identify the car.  The image is a…


SNAPSHOT 142: Circa 1914 Bédélia Cyclecar

This is a professionally printed postcard showing the tunnels at Grande Chartreuse, this being a monastery of the Carthusian order…