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.

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...

LOTUS 35 – a History

by Kevin Whittle, published by Whittle Books 2016 review by Peter McFadyen Following disappointing sales and results with the...

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 quiz: sort of…

Ron Field has contacted us from Canada to ask us to identify the car in these two photos.  The family…


An English-bodied Buick – request for information

Henk van der Veen is a member of CONAM, our motoring history friends in the Netherlands, and has sent us…


The car (not a charabanc) identified: 1916 Overland

Ariejan Bos, based in the Netherlands and a frequent contributor to our good friends at www.prewar.com, has speedily identified this…


A beautiful 1960 Corvette

Your webmaster was recently working in Germany, and asked German colleagues, as always, for their hobbies – perhaps hoping to…


Napier cars in South Australia

Nick McNeil has very kindly sent us four wonderful images of two Napier cars. The earlier car (shown in the…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 102: SARA

At first glance, this unusual old sports car has the appearance of a one-off special. Its lines and especially radiator…


SNAPSHOT 101: Dorothy Patten’s Peugeot

This snapshot of Dorothy Patten in a Peugeot 402 Darl’mat ‘Spécial Sport’ on Brighton’s Madeira Drive is a rare one. …


SNAPSHOT 100: 1911 FIAT S76 ‘Beast of Turin’

Offered as a supplement to The Motor magazine with the issue dated 7th November 1911, this is a colour print…


SNAPSHOT 99: Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon

For our Snapshots, sometimes it pays to find old publications that have nothing to do with motoring history.  Literally an…


SNAPSHOT 98: Circa 1924 Morris Oxford

One hundred years ago, motoring for the masses was still a dream for most people. Certainly, cars were more numerous…