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.

RGS Atalantas: Dick Shattock’s Pioneering Sports Racing Cars

by Alan Shattock 2019 review by Anders Ditlev Clausager The well-worn expression “labour of love” has rarely been more...

The Rootes Story: The Making of a Global Automotive Empire

by Geoff Carverhill 2019 review by Anders Ditlev Clausager Geoff’s previous book was a history of Commer trucks but...

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

VSCC Prescott Hill Climb 2019 – Part Three: The Post-War Cars

Welcome to Part Three: the final part of our report on VSCC Prescott on 3rd and 4th August. In Part…


Stolen – a much-loved Daimler V8-250

We are posting this request to look out for a beautiful Daimler V8-250 that was stolen early in the morning…


VSCC Prescott Hill Climb 2019 – Part Two: The Pre-War Cars

Welcome to Part Two of our report on VSCC Prescott on 3rd and 4th August. In Part One we looked…


Budds Farm Vintage Picnic – 28th July 2019

We are indebted to Stefan Marjoram (see his website: stefanmarjoram.com) for his permission to use his always excellent photographs taken…


VSCC Prescott Hill Climb 2019 – Part One: The Racers

On Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th August the SAHB took a stand for the second year – once again…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 232: Alvis 12/50

There’s just so much to enjoy in this snapshot. Firstly, it speaks of the freedom of the roads enjoyed in…


SNAPSHOT 231: 1968 Triumph Vitesse

Vitesse is an apt name for this car. It was based on the well-known and much-loved Triumph Herald introduced in…


SNAPSHOT 230: 1911 20hp Rothwell

A summery scene; and a look back to a time when motoring was commonly rather more of a recreation than…


SNAPSHOT 229: 1990 Toyota Sera

The Toyota Sera is a rare sight in Britain.  Made only for the Japanese market, the Sera (model designation EXY10)…


SNAPSHOT 228: 1901 Austro-Daimler

On 28th June 1914, in the city of Sarajevo, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were…