Welcome to
The Society of
Automotive Historians
in Britain Ltd

which is an entirely independent organisation, limited by guarantee and registered in England number 12780211, that was originally established in 1980 as a Chapter of the American-based Society of Automotive Historians that had been founded in 1969.

You can access full details of the company, including its directors and articles of association, through the Companies House link below.  Just click on the FILING HISTORY tab, which then gives access to a PDF with all the information.  The link is:

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/
12780211/filing-history

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.

Making a Marque – Rolls-Royce Motor Car Promotion 1904-1940

by Peter Moss and Richard Roberts 2021 review by Professor Peter Fawcett The plethora of texts appearing in recent...

ASTON MARTIN & LM10

by Jonathan Wood 2021 review by Anders Ditlev Clausager This I am told is definitely Jonathan’s last book, and...

Aspects of Motoring History # 16

Published June 2020. 94 pages, colour cover, nearly 60 black & white illustrations and charts and 28 full-colour images,...

Aspects of Motoring History # 15

Published June 2019. 118 pages, colour cover, over 85 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 15 pages...

News

Can you identify this car?

James Loveridge is asking for help in identifying this car. He can identify the lady: it is his mum, on…


Michael Worthington-Williams MBE (1938-2021)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Worthington-Williams, our much-loved and respected founder and honorary…


TECHNICAL TALK 8: The Chrysler Hemi

Technical Talk 7 showed how BMW, with limited funds, achieved a hemispherical combustion chamber and overhead valves in a V…


A Swiss Sunbeam 3-litre “Twin Cam” Super Sports

SAHB member Paolo Luisoni has sent us these tremendously evocative pictures of his car. The Sunbeam 3-litre Super Sports –…


MAKING A MARQUE – a major new book on Rolls-Royce

We are delighted to announce the publication of Making a Marque – Rolls-Royce Motor Car Promotion 1904-1940. The authors are…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 307: 1921 Tamplin

The cyclecar boom started around 1912; nearly 40 different makes were exhibited at the Motor Cycle Show of that year….


SNAPSHOT 306: 1956 Fiat 600 Trasformabile

It is fair to say that the sunroof is especially useful in Italy. Not only is there plenty of sun,…


SNAPSHOT 305: Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt was the largest, fastest and most powerful Bean car ever built. This deserves an explanation. Capt George Edward Thomas…


SNAPSHOT 304: Argyll cars in 1906

Argyll cars have featured more than once in this website but this picture of twelve new ones together, being washed…


SNAPSHOT 303: 1921 Temperino Light Car

Maurizio Temperino was born in Limone Piemonte in 1888 and when very young was taken to America by his father,…