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.

Bugatti Type 50

by Mark Morris and Julius Kruta 2019 review by James Loveridge Porter Press International have continued their Great Car...

CAR NUMBER CLASSICS

by Nicholas Young 2019 review by John Harrison This is a book not just for the “vehicle registration anorak”...

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

A highly successful second European Automotive History Conference in The Hague

The SAHB, together with our sister societies in Germany, the Netherlands and Italy (AHG, CONAM and AISA) held a highly…


Cool cars in West Sussex – The Horsham District Tour 2019

A friend of the SAHB, knowing of our love of old cars of all ages, has just sent us a…


A new Motoring History Society in France

We are delighted to announce the founding of a new motoring history society in France: Patrimoine et Histoire de l’Automobile…


Rétromobile 2019: Bikes, Bédélias and Birthdays – and a gigantic truck

Rétromobile (6th to 10th February this year) always comes up with the finest exhibitions with the most fascinating themes –…


An American Journey – Part Five: The Hershey Fall Meet

And so, finally, on our American Journey, we reached the Hershey Fall Meet – a magnificent mix of the most…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 211: An unknown car: BC283

Well, more like AD1905, give or take another year. ‘BC’ was the Leicester CBC registration mark: no records survive there….


SNAPSHOT 210: 1908 Cito 10/18 HP

This German car is so little talked of that we have no idea how to pronounce its name.  The Cito…


SNAPSHOT 209: 1952 Rosengart Ariette cabriolet

Amongst all the exotic and everyday cars at the 1952 Paris Salon appeared this tiny Rosengart: the 4 CV Ariette…


SNAPSHOT 208: 1910 de la Besse Motor Sleigh

This remarkable machine is a conventional motor car that can easily and rapidly be converted into a motor sleigh for…


SNAPSHOT 207: 1905 8hp Eagle runabout

This week’s ‘Snapshot’ features a remarkably low-built voiturette as advertised by its makers, a small northern firm, in February of…