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.

TRACKSIDE: FOUR DECADES OF MOTORSPORT PHOTOGRAPHY

by Philip Newsome 2023 review by James Loveridge “TRACKSIDE: Four Decades of Motorsport Photography” by SAHB member Philip Newsome...

50 YEARS OF THE FORMULA FORD FESTIVAL

by Alan Bowles & Darren Banks 2022 review by James Loveridge “50 Years of The Formula Ford Festival” by...

Aspects of Motoring History # 18

Published July 2022. 126 pages, 92 black & white illustrations and charts and 24 full-colour images, softbound. Articles: Craig...

Aspects of Motoring History # 17

Published June 2021. 109 pages, nearly 40 black & white illustrations and charts and 32 full-colour images, softbound. Articles:...

News

The Motorcycle Tours of Prince Albert I of Monaco

In December 2021 we posted a request for help from Michaël Bloche, Directeur de la Mission de Préfiguration des Archive…


News from 125 years ago, 1898 – an extract from The Autocar

This extract is in fact from the 9 February 1923 issue of The Autocar – looking back 25 years to…


Bonhams – The Bond Street Sale 16 December 2022

We were privileged to be able to attend this sale just before Christmas. The venue – the Bonhams premises in…


A request for information

Has anybody heard of Hugh Young in the context of old-car originality? James Loveridge’s recent review of Paul Griffin’s book…


A stylish American design from Kustomrama

This was our favourite of all the rod and custom cars, real or merely drawn as concepts, in the latest…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 409: 1933 NAG-Voran Typ 220

This smart “Convertible Victoria” may seem to be a desirable small car – but the model was destined to be…


SNAPSHOT 408: 1947 Studebaker Commander

Introduced on 30 April 1946 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue in New York, the 1947 Studebaker was…


SNAPSHOT 407: 1910 Talbot 25 HP

Gustave Adolphe Clément (1855-1928) was an entrepreneur who in 1876 started building bicycles and went on to race and manufacture…


SNAPSHOT 406: 1923 Napier 40/50 hp

The Napier before World War I was very much an Edwardian motor car, with separate cylinders and the awkward look…


SNAPSHOT 405: 1933 Lancia Astura and Delage

The 25th Monaco Concours d’Élégance was held on 5 April 1933. The judges assembled outside the newly built Sporting d’Hiver…