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 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…


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…


Snapshot

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…


SNAPSHOT 166: 1922 Leach

This is one of those rare instances where the gentleman in the picture is much more famous than the motor…


SNAPSHOT 165: Petrol pumps at Gunnersbury Park Garage

James and Guy Loveridge of the SAHB have very kindly lent us three beautifully crisp press photographs for use in…


SNAPSHOT 164: 1939 Bentley Mk V Corniche

This Snapshot at first appears to be no more than an effective advertisement for Girling brakes.  Its emphasis on progress…