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.

Alvis Cars in Competition

by Clive Taylor 2019 review by Peter McFadyen As part of their celebration of the centenary of the Alvis...

The Jaguar XK 120 in Competition

by Dr James Fraser 2019 review by Anders Ditlev Clausager This is a quite astonishing picture book, and I...

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 visit to the Real Car Company

Having met the good folk of The Real Car Company at their stand at the RREC Annual Rally at Burghley…


The Vieo resilient wheel – much more information

Snapshot 241 on the Vieo resilient wheel elicited a very comprehensive response from our good friend Ariejan Bos – always…


The 2019 winners of the Michael Sedgwick and Malcolm Jeal Awards

We were delighted to make these two awards at the SAHB Autumn Seminar on Sunday last, 27th October 2019: the…


A Pretty Prewar Peugeot

You walk along the road and don’t expect to see anything very interesting.  Then you alight on this little masterpiece. …


A transport museum in Anglesey

On the beautiful island of Anglesey is a magical transport museum with the exotic Welsh name of Tacla Taid.  We…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 245: 1923 Milburn Electric Model 27L

The talk these days is of electric cars – but they are by no means new.  The Museum of Science…


SNAPSHOT 244: The De Dion of Old Sodbury

Your contributor happily admits to having been a teenage veteran car enthusiast. Over 60 years ago, a school chum of…


SNAPSHOT 243: Illustrations from the 1903 National Show

The National Motor-Car and Cycle Show opened on November 20, 1903 at The Crystal Palace outside London. This miscellany was…


SNAPSHOT 242: Lancia Lambda at Rey Cross on Stainmore

A picture-postcard view of a bleak moorland setting, this being the A66 Penrith to Scotch Corner road; more precisely between…


SNAPSHOT 241: 1906 24 h.p. Napier – with Vieo wheel

This snapshot of a smiling group of elegant people aboard a smart Napier car is remarkable for neither the people…