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

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…


An announcement from Automotive Historians Australia

Automotive Historians Australia have just sent us their online newsletter for February 2019, and they tell us of a number…


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…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 203: ca.1934 Morris Ten-Six Special Sports

Our regular contributor Teresa Stokes has this time sent us pictures of a rare Morris that was owned by Guy…


SNAPSHOT 202: 1907 Belsize 24/30

Sometimes the identification of a car has to be based on a mix of knowledge and guesses, and in this…


SNAPSHOT 201: Aston Martin and Lagonda in 1950

Our Snapshot this week displays these two famous marques very close to the beginning of their lives as part of…


SNAPSHOT 200: ca. 1914 Bristol C50 Van

This remarkable cutaway illustration was titled “Aeroplane Repair Van.”  The accompanying caption explains that it was produced from blueprints while…


SNAPSHOT 199: 1901 Sunbeam-Mabley

Even Sunbeam, in its 25th anniversary publication “The History and Development of the Sunbeam Car: 1899-1924” could not avoid the…