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...

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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…

No gain without pain – getting ready to race

Historic racing and hillclimbing have the wonderful advantage over the modern formulae that we can wander round the paddock and…

Thrills, Spills and Automobiles – the story of a passion

Sarah Crofts is a Museum Guide at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, and gave a fascinating talk at the…

The next generation: a new addition to our Sources and Links

We were delighted to hear a few days ago from Whitney Roberts, a tutor in Kingston, New York State.  His…

American Day at Woodford Aerodrome

A splendid 1940s American Day was held recently at the famous Woodford Aerodrome, south of Manchester, for many years the home…

A fun oily-rag Austin Seven

The owner of this 1931 Austin 7 Mulliner Sports 2-seater will not mind at all if we call it “Scruffy”…

A rare Volkswagen

How many times have you walked past a garage door, in town or country, and wondered if something very special…

A new website: the commercial vehicle bodies of H G Creasey & Sons from 1908

We’re delighted to tell you about a new website created by Stephen Creasey, the great grandson of H G Creasey,…

Two pictures – can you identify them?

Anders Ditlev Clausager has set us a real challenge here.  These two pictures came to him from the editor of…

The next generation – the passion continues

We worry that young people are no longer interested in motoring history or older cars.  But we’ve just come across…

A quiz: sort of… identified as a 1909-1910 Brasier

Many thanks to Ariejan Bos for identifying this picture for Ron Field.  He was the only respondent, and so is…

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…

John Surtees guest of honour at Maserati book launch

The launch of the new Maserati history: “Maserati, the Family Silver” by Nigel Trow was held on 3rd November at…

The 2016 Michael Sedgwick Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that: ‘Skinner’s Union – A history of the Skinner family and the S.U. Company’ by Mike…

Invitation to enter the 1st October Shuttleworth Sprint – or just visit!

Here is an invitation from the Shuttleworth Collection for anyone with a suitable car to enter the season finale: the 1st…

1930 Viking Eight Deluxe Sedan

This is the third in our short series of items on curiosities or rarities seen at this year’s Beaulieu Autojumble. This…

STOP PRESS: Rare Bristol 406 for auction on 8th October (update: sold for £19,000)

It’s not often that we in the SAHB can claim anything approaching a scoop, but this incredibly rare Bristol 406 has…

A unique Morris Minor Traveller

This is the second in our short series of items on curiosities or rarities seen at this year’s Beaulieu Autojumble. At…

Seen at Beaulieu

Following our news item on this year’s Beaulieu Autojumble, here’s the first in a short series of items on curiosities or…

Some pictures from this year’s Beaulieu Autojumble

Your webmaster managed to get to the Autojumble on Sunday 4th September this year.  the quality and quantity of things…

Peter Heilbron (1926 – 2016)

It is with deep sadness that we record the passing of Peter Heilbron. Peter was an active member of the…

Malcolm Jeal (1944 – 2016)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Malcolm Jeal, Friend of Automotive History, honorary member of…

A place to visit this Summer? The museum at Lohéac

Your webmaster has just returned from a holiday in northern France, with a recommendation: the Manor of the Automobile and…

Some pictures from 3D Engineers – Chateau Impney Seminar

Stuart Brown of 3D Engineers gave a fascinating talk on 20th March at the SAHB Chateau Impney Spring Seminar –…

A new website about Doulton Motoring Ware

SAHB member Tony Clark is already well known for his excellent website on motoring art and the work of motoring…

A source of automotive production statistics

Automobilia 85-45 is a German website dedicated to production figures for cars, commercial vehicles and military vehicles from all over…

Nominations invited for the Michael Sedgwick Award

The SAHB Awards Panel is inviting nominations for the Michael Sedgwick Award. The Society of Automotive Historians in Britain instigated…

New Volunteer sought

The Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust was created to commemorate one of the world’s greatest automotive historians. Following his death in…

The Horseless Carriage Exhibition, 1896-2016 – 7/8 May 2016

The De Dion Bouton Club UK is organising a re-enactment of the original London Motor Show at Imperial College in…

Sunbeam Tiger returns to Ainsdale Beach – 16 March 2016

Over a thousand people, many in vintage cars, attended the Southport Festival of Speed at Ainsdale Beach on 16th March…

Techno Classica Essen – 6th – 10th April 2016

The 28th Techno Classica Essen will take place at Messe Essen on 6th – 10th April 2016. It is one…

History in the making? The first fleet of hydrogen taxis in Paris

On a dark and rainy morning early in March, on the outskirts of Paris, your webmaster hailed a taxi. Nothing…

Karl Ludvigsen wins the Golden Piston for 2016

Karl Ludvigsen, highly distinguished and internationally renowned motoring historian and honorary member of both the SAH and the SAHB, has…

A New Chairman for the SAHB

During the annual AGM of the Society of Automotive Historians in Britain, held on 25th October 2015, at the Sir…

The 2015 Michael Sedgwick Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that: ‘Henry Lester, His Cars & The Monkey Stable’ by Stewart Penfound has won the…

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

It is with sadness that we have to report the passing of SAHB Honorary Member, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. Lord…

The All New: ASPECTS OF MOTORING HISTORY has just been published

The latest Aspects of Motoring History, No 11, edited and produced by Dr Craig Horner has just been published (August…

THE AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURING Co. Ltd. ‘AN UPDATE’.

In 2011, the SAHB reprinted a rare publication called The Automobile Handbook & Guide. Originally published in November 1900, this…

Manchester Museum of Science & Industry archives

Good news from the northwest. The extensive archives at Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry can now be searched online….

SAHB co-release republished guide – now for sale!

The Automobile Handbook and Guide originally issued by the The Automobile Manufacturing Company Ltd. This is a reproduction of a possibly…

Autumn 2014 Seminar a Rousing and well attended success!

SAHB  Autumn Seminar 2014 at Paulerspury Following an ostensibly successful start to the day with our traditional literature and photograph…

Tom Threlfall (1934 – 2016)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Tom Threlfall, who died peacefully at home on Tuesday…

Only in Italy… A few images from the 2015 Mille Miglia Retrospective

Above: A 1930 Bentley 4½ Supercharged.  One of two Blower Bentleys on this year’s Mille Miglia – not bad out…

SAHB witness legendary Ecurie Ecosse team at the 2014 Mille Miglia.

The legendary Ecurie Ecosse transporter and two Jaguars joined with Jaguar Heritage Racing for the 2014 Mille Miglia and pretty…

Winner of the Michael Sedgwick Award 2013

We are pleased to announce that ‘Carscapes: the motor car, architecture and landscape in England’ by Kathryn A. Morrison and…

The Michael Sedgwick Award

The Society of Automotive Historians in Britain instigated in 2011 their Michael Sedgwick Award. Given annually in the name of…

First award ceremony for the Michael Sedgwick Award

At its recent AGM and autumn seminar the SAHB was delighted to present the first Michael Sedgwick Award for John…

Longbridge history recalled in a new organisation

New Name behind ‘Pride of Longbridge’ The co-organiser of the annual ‘Pride of Longbridge’ event and the Longbridge Centenary Celebration…

The SAHB’s new Michael Sedgwick Award

As reported at the AGM, the SAHB is instituting the Michael Sedgwick Award for a new book, or article, dealing…

SAH 2011 awards announced

Amongst the SAH awards announced recently are several of particular interest to the SAHB. We heartily congratulate the deserving recipients. British…

Guide to motoring history websites

Just in: 500 of the world’s greatest motoring history web sites, compiled by Alan Glaze. Published in Manchester in 2011…

SAHB members can use Motormail

SAHB members can make use of the parent SAH’s service that enables members to post enquiries by email and receive regular…

Science Museum Library newsletter

The latest Science Museum Library newsletter by email, January 2010, notes a new digitisation project for the vast trade literature…

SAHB visit to the new Science Museum library and archive

On the rather wet and windy Thursday morning of 20th August 2009, twenty SAHB members gathered at the Science Museum Library…