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.

Ferrari 250 LM – The remarkable history of 6313

by James Page. 2019 review by Peter McFadyen In motor sport, it is often said, only winners are remembered...

Bugatti Type 50

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

Aspects of Motoring History # 15

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

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:...

News

A Grand Tour in Herefordshire

You arrive at the pub and there’s a very fine car in the car park, but nobody about.  You come…


JOIN US AGAIN AT VSCC PRESCOTT

This year the SAHB is returning to the VSCC Prescott Hillclimb – and we once again extend a very warm…


Royces, R-Types and Refreshments – the RREC Annual Rally 2019

At last the sun came out – and in fine style.  The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Annual Rally on 21st to…


The Nineteenth-Century Motorist in the North West – Saturday 7 September 2019

We are delighted to announce an important day school to be held by Manchester Metropolitan University on Saturday 7 September…


INVITING YOUR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 MALCOLM JEAL AND MICHAEL SEDGWICK AWARDS

It’s that time of the year again! We are now inviting nominations for the SAHB’s two annual awards – the…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 224: 1951 Callista

This pretty but slightly awkward little roadster sitting beside the Seine in Paris hides a more distinguished story.  It is…


SNAPSHOT 223: 1907 FN Lightweight Motorcycle

Among the many single-cylinder motorcycles from the period before World War One, FN machines were of a particularly high standard,…


SNAPSHOT 222: 1931 Rover Scarab

The stylish brochure gives a hint of adventure: the exotic and inscrutable sphinx; the game little car ploughing its way…


SNAPSHOT 221: 1968 Howmet TX Gas Turbine

During the late 1960s there were several attempts to use gas turbines in motor racing, notably at Indianapolis where sustained…


SNAPSHOT 220: A pair of 1927 Armstrong Siddeleys

This beautifully executed colour illustration comes from a perfect example of a company trying to attract a discerning and well-heeled…