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

A fun oily-rag Austin Seven

The owner of this 1931 Austin 7 Mulliner Sports 2-seater will not mind at all if we call it “Scruffy”…


A rare Volkswagen

How many times have you walked past a garage door, in town or country, and wondered if something very special…


A new website: the commercial vehicle bodies of H G Creasey & Sons from 1908

We’re delighted to tell you about a new website created by Stephen Creasey, the great grandson of H G Creasey,…


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…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 116: 1919 15·9hp Arrol-Johnston

  Were one to try to find a photograph of a typical car from the start of the first post-Great…


SNAPSHOT 115: 1929 AEC Reliance Bus

  Motor buses (as opposed to trolleybuses) operated by Stockport Corporation came into service in 1919 (these being two AEC…


SNAPSHOT 114: Back on the estate

The 1936 Ford V-8 ‘Brakenvan’, seen here on 14 January 1937 at motor dealer Kevill-Davies & March Ltd. in London, is…


SNAPSHOT 113: 1933 McLaughlin Buick

We are taking a big risk with our identification of the car in this Snapshot from just before the Second…


SNAPSHOT 112: 1908 Belsize

One of our principal Snapshot contributors, John Warburton of Manchester, had no difficulty identifying this 1908 car as a Belsize…