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.

Donington Park : The Pioneers

by John Baillie. 2018 review by Peter McFadyen Starting from a relatively modest plan to revise Bill Boddy’s 1973...

LOTUS Formula Fords

by Kevin Whittle. 2018 review by Peter McFadyen Kevin Whittle is a long-time Lotus enthusiast to put it mildly....

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

An American Journey – Part Four: The Rolls-Royce Foundation

After our visit to the AACA Library and Research Center in Hershey, we moved on the following day to the…


The Honda Oval Piston

The Honda Akademie in Erlensee, not far from Frankfurt, is full of Honda engines – car, motorcycle, outboard and power…


An American Journey – Part Three: The build-up to the Hershey Fall Meet

And finally to the main target of our American journey: Hershey.  Home of the Antique Automobile Club of America Eastern…


The Classic Motor Show 2018

Anders Ditlev Clausager, our esteemed SAHB Secretary, visited the Classic Motor Show this year.  Held at the NEC near Birmingham…


An American Journey – Part Two: Cooper Technica

David Cooper runs a restoration business in the quiet town of Bristol, Wisconsin, not very far north of Chicago.  David…


Snapshot

Snapshot 198 – 1945 Cushman 30-Series Scooter

This picture comes from the May 1945 issue of National Geographic – and depicts a Cushman 30-Series scooter. The caption…


Snapshot 197 – 1939 Mercedes Benz 3-Litre GP Car

This Snapshot was taken and the story is recounted by motor racing photographer Peter McFadyen.  Please read on… Snapshot 193…


SNAPSHOT 196: 1952 Lanchester Fourteen

This most British of photographs is full of references to a genteel middle-class post-war world – where ladies were immaculately…


SNAPSHOT 195: 1941-1947 Chevrolet AK van

It is 1946 – and the RAF Helicopter School is giving a display.  In this picture, it is showing off…


SNAPSHOT 194: 1903-1905 White Model C

Our thanks are once again due to Teresa Stokes, who has already provided photographs of the cars of her father…