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.

LOUIS COATALEN – Engineering Impresario of Humber, Sunbeam, Talbot and Darracq

by Oliver Heal 2020 review by Malcolm Bobbitt Sunbeam is one of the best known names in British automotive...

TAXIS ANGLAIS

by Sébastien Canévet and Danny Chabaud 2020 review by Malcolm Bobbitt It’s an intrinsic part of London and its...

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

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS – 26 MAY 2020 UPDATE

The latest information we have, as at Tuesday 26 May 2020…   2020 VSCC Events The VSCC has informed its…


INVITING YOUR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2020 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…


HELP WANTED – DURANT IN THE UK

SAHB member James Loveridge is looking for information from all you knowledgeable people out there. James writes: “Can anyone give…


A mystery car identified – the 1937 FWC prototype

Thank you, Scott Barrett of The Automobile, for identifying this mystery car for us. Scott’s comment is shown below, but…


Apart – what does it mean? (a topical contribution from Chris Dowlen)

We’re into social distancing at the moment. This means that we are supposed to keep at least 2 metres apart….


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 269: 1908-1910 Coates-Goshen

While we normally try to identify make AND model in Snapshots, this one has evaded our research.  Our excuse is…


SNAPSHOT 268: 1916 SPA 25-30 HP

Early Italian motor car manufacturers seemed to delight in using initials to abbreviate their full names – and SPA was…


SNAPSHOT 267: 1905 12/16 h.p. Wilson-Pilcher

This motor car looks conventional. It is not. In 1904, so advanced in design was the Wilson-Pilcher that an article…


SNAPSHOT 266: 1960 Lancia Loraymo

The scene is the car park at Le Mans, probably in 1962. The cars vary from modest to middle-class. Except…


SNAPSHOT 265: 1937 Salmson S4 DA cabriolet roadster

The Salmson company’s distinguished and varied history started in 1890 when Émile Salmson created a workshop in Paris to make…