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.

Healey: The Men & The Machines

by John Nikas with Gerry Coker 2020 review by Anders Ditlev Clausager There have over the years been many...

THE ALL-AMERICAN HERO AND JAGUAR’S RACING E-TYPES

by Phillip Bingham 2020 review by James Loveridge If you are going to inherit a large fortune then one...

Aspects of Motoring History # 16

Published June 2020. 94 pages, colour cover, nearly 60 black & white illustrations and charts and 28 full-colour images,...

Aspects of Motoring History # 15

Published June 2019. 118 pages, colour cover, over 85 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 15 pages...

News

An important two-day auction of Automobilia – 17 and 18 November 2020 – and a mystery car!

Peter Card, doyen of the SAHB and well-known as an auctioneer of fine examples of automobilia, has sent us details…


TECHNICAL TALK 4: Alternative fuels in Switzerland, 1943, Part 1: Acetylene

Wartime developments Switzerland has always depended upon imported fuel, and the outbreak of World War II forced it to consider…


A Triumph Dolomite restored

Back in May 2018 we visited the collection of John and Mandy Mould to see their Triumph Roadster, Jaguar XK120…


The answer to the quiz: BMC assembly plant at Blackheath in South Africa

Anders Clausager has given us the answers to the quiz.  The picture was kindly lent to us by Austin-Healey historian…


Still enjoying our cars – version two!

Not to be outdone by Peter Card’s video below, Guy Loveridge has sent us his video from his recent event,…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 286: 1907 Passe-Partout

The 1907 advertisement for Passe-Partout contained this image of stylish ladies with their car.  They were quoted as saying: ‘For…


SNAPSHOT 285: 1938 Sunbeam-Talbot Ten

The Sunbeam-Talbot Ten was billed as a compact executive car or small sports saloon.  It was built by the Rootes…


SNAPSHOT 284: 1920 Albert 11.9 h.p.

The Albert was a high-quality and relatively expensive light car built by Adam, Grimaldi & Company, makers of aircraft parts. …


SNAPSHOT 283: 1909 20 h.p. Standard Landaulette

Fourteen companies decided to name their cars Standard; this example is from the best-known of them.  The Standard Motor Co….


SNAPSHOT 282: 1915 Four Wheel Drive Truck

The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company (FWD), developed and produced all-wheel drive vehicles.  Otto Zachow and William Besserdich founded the…