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.

Wolseley: A Very British Car

By Anders Ditlev Clausager. WINNER of the 2017 Michael Sedgwick Award. 2017 review by Guy Loveridge. To most of...

Stirling Moss: The Definitive Biography: Volume 1: 1929-55

By Philip Porter. (Shortlisted for the 2017 Michael Sedgwick Award). 2017 review by Guy Loveridge.   With a living...

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 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…


Nick Georgano (1932 – 2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nick Georgano, one of the most influential motoring historians…


A Salmson with an unusual engine

Just as we were leaving the excellent VSCC Prescott hillclimb on Sunday 6th August, we saw this lovely little French…


VSCC Prescott 2017 – up to the usual standard

Your webmaster was able to attend this year’s VSCC Prescott hillclimb on Sunday 6th August.  After a dreadful hailstorm on…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 137: 1937 Mercedes-Benz W125

It is gratifying to know that the former owner and racer of this Mercedes-Benz ‘Silver Arrow’ racing car is still…


SNAPSHOT 136: 1909 Delahaye Fire Engine

Identifying an early commercial vehicle with no radiator badge can be fraught with difficulty – but this photo from 1909…


SNAPSHOT 135: 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

In October it was 100 years since the Bolshevik 1917 revolution in Russia that toppled the Menshevik revolutionaries who in…


SNAPSHOT 134: 1938 American Bantam Roadster

This snapshot has only just come to light this year, kindly sent in by Neil Thorp of the SAHB.  It…


SNAPSHOT 133: 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

There are two big advantages when searching for information about a car such as this: there were only 20 made,…