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.

Reid Railton, Man of Speed

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

World Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers

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

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 Vintage Day at Silverstone – Part Three: The Great Cars

Welcome to Part 3 – the final part of our report on our visit to the first day of the…


Horbick – the story continues

The Horbick car may be a rarity, but the article in Snapshot 127 prompted an important comment from John Warburton,…


A Vintage Day at Silverstone – Part Two: The Sports Cars

Welcome to Part 2 of our report on our visit to the first day of the VSCC Formula Vintage 2018…


A Vintage Day at Silverstone – Part One: The Racers

On Saturday 21st April your webmaster went down to Silverstone for the first day of the VSCC Formula Vintage 2018…


A petition to the Government – to save historic vehicles from scrappage schemes

Peter McFadyen, SAHB member and generous provider of many of the Sliders you see at the top of the website…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 163: 1921 Sentinel 6-ton Steam Waggons

The steam waggon continued to do sterling work long after the internal-combustion engine had usurped steam in the motor car. …


SNAPSHOT 162: BRM Spin

A new Snapshot, recounted by motor racing photographer Dr Peter McFadyen – with a photograph taken by him. Read on… In…


SNAPSHOT 161: 1950-53 Austin A40 Sports

Here is the fourth and final Snapshot in the series showing the cars owned by Adrian Stokes.  If you want…


SNAPSHOT 160: 1952 Simca 8 Sport

This is a very stylish offering from a company more usually (but wrongly) considered simply as makers of solid but…


SNAPSHOT 159: 1923 Morris Cowley Tourer

If there was ever a case of ‘the right man being in the right place at the right time’, it…