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.

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe – The autobiography of CSX2300

by Rinsey Mills 2020 review by Peter McFadyen I well remember the first time I saw a Cobra Daytona...

The Cheshire Motor Vehicle Registrations, 1904-07

Edited by Craig Horner 2020 review by Autolycus This is a book that needed to be written. It is...

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

SAHB Spring Seminar at the British Motor Museum – Sunday 19th April 2020

The SAHB Spring Seminar will be held this year on Sunday 19th April at a venue we last visited in…


The missing Napier – or History can be Bunk

If you are going to write about old cars, beware of errors.  The Slider of four Napier cars that you…


Rétromobile 2020: From Facel Finds to Electric Drives – and a French Hero

Report by Paul Nieuwenhuis For many years I had been planning to visit the Salon Rétromobile in Paris, but as…


The Automotive Historians’ Dinner 2020 in Paris – Good food, stunning venue, well-deserved awards

Notes on the awards by Kit Foster.  Photos by Michael Edwards. The 25th Automotive Historians’ European Dinner in Paris was…


Edward John Warburton (1941 – 2020)

It is with deep sadness that we record the passing of John Warburton. We are grateful to David Hales who…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 255: 1904 12hp British Duryea

As an adjective, ‘bizarre’ seems quite inadequate to describe this vehicle, obviously photographed at a sea-side veteran car rally. Its…


SNAPSHOT 254: 1935 Leyland Titan TD4c Gearless

Except for one thing, this 1935 Leyland Titan would be a reasonably ordinary double-decker bus, snapped by an enthusiast during…


SNAPSHOT 253: 1902 Véhel controls

Photographs of cars taken in the very early days most commonly are ‘set-piece’ images from professional photographers that show the…


SNAPSHOT 252: 1936-1938 Wolseley Series II 12/48

This small car is rarer than we might think.  The Wolseley Series II range was launched at the 1935 Motor…


SNAPSHOT 251: 1906 Bradbury 4½-hp Tri-car

Bradbury motorcycles were manufactured in the firm’s Wellington Works, Oldham, between 1902 and 1925. They were both costly and noted…