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 # 14

Published July 2018. 114 pages, colour cover, over 80 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 16 pages of full colour. Contents:...

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:...

News

JOIN US AT VSCC PRESCOTT!

This year for the first time the SAHB is going to the VSCC Prescott Hillclimb – and we extend a very…


A Sunbeam in Luxembourg

When you talk about motor cars to people, they very often tell you they have one at home – and…


THE MALCOLM JEAL AWARD – a reminder to send us your nominations

This is a reminder to all you avid followers of automotive history to send us your nominations for the MALCOLM…


A Vintage Day at Silverstone – Lagniappe!

If you look at the second of our reports from VSCC Silverstone, below this article, you may remember that we…


A triumphant collection – with two cats

Imagine passing by a house many times, and catching a glimpse of something very interesting – through a half-opened garage…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 171: 1909 20 h.p. Nordenfelt

The Nordenfelt is a curious make.  Its name is Swedish in origin, Georgano states that it was made in Belgium,…


SNAPSHOT 170: 1971 Gordon-Keeble

When you see a rare and interesting car at a classic or vintage motoring event it is a pleasure –…


SNAPSHOT 169: 1927 Austin 7 Maythorn

They say you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear but coachbuilder Maythorn of Biggleswade did when…


SNAPSHOT 168: 1925 Sunbeam 20/60

This is the second of the three press photographs sent to us by James and Guy Loveridge for use in…


SNAPSHOT 167: 1920 Unibus Scooter

This remarkable scooter would appear modern and stylish today – but in 1920 it must have caused a sensation. The…