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

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…


London Motor Week

The week before the London-to-Brighton Veteran Car Run is now firmly established as London Motor Week. During this week, the…


The 2018 winners of the Malcolm Jeal and Michael Sedgwick Awards

This year for the first time, the Michael Sedgwick Award for the best book on British motoring written in the…


An update: American vehicles identified

Thanks to our good friend Kit Foster, member of the American SAH and honorary member of the SAHB, and thanks…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 192: 1913 R-C-H

This composite picture of an R-C-H car with the premises of its main dealer in the background came as a…


SNAPSHOT 191: A group of motoring men – 1903

This snapshot is remarkable for the people gathered in front of the racing car.  The photograph was taken at the…


SNAPSHOT 190: 1952 Triumph Mayflower – in Rio

That most English of cars, the little Triumph Mayflower, seems the unlikeliest candidate for a trip to Brazil.  But here…


SNAPSHOT 189: 1933-34 Austin Seven 65

At first sight this picture is attractive but nothing out of the ordinary.  It depicts an Austin Seven 65, a…


SNAPSHOT 188: 1920 Sizaire-Berwick

This design for a Sizaire-Berwick advertisement may or may not have been published (it appears in a printing annual as…