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.

THE SPIDERS’ WEB

by John Bradshaw 2021 review by James Loveridge Self evidently the essence of Motor Sport is to travel over...

NORMAN CONQUEST – One man’s tale of high-flying adventures and life in the fast lane

by Vic Norman 2021 review by James Loveridge Vic Norman is clearly a very interesting man and this substantial...

Aspects of Motoring History # 17

Published June 2021. 109 pages, nearly 40 black & white illustrations and charts and 32 full-colour images, softbound. Articles:...

Aspects of Motoring History # 16

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

News

News from 125 years ago, 1896 – Charles Rolls in his Peugeot Phaeton

This is the first in a series we are calling ‘News from Years Ago’ – and we start here with…


FORMULA JUNIOR: MADE IN ITALY

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new book from Alessandro Silva, a good friend of the SAHB…


INVITING YOUR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2021 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…


TECHNICAL TALK 10: The Fiat Mirafiori factory in 1950

Introduction The Mirafiori factory in Turin was at one time the largest industrial complex in Italy. It is also one…


The National Motor Museum Trust marks the 60th anniversary of its Reference Library

The National Motor Museum Trust is celebrating 60 years of its Reference Library with an online commemoration from 28 April,…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 330: 1958 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia sports car, the Type 14, was marketed from 1955 to 1974 as a 2+2 coupé and…


SNAPSHOT 329: 1920 Velie Six

This very English illustration is of a very American motor car. It was used by the distributors, H.C. Motor Company…


SNAPSHOT 328: 1955 Iso Isetta Autocarro and car

If adding a flat bed to a bubble car was not bizarre enough, this eight-wheeled combination of truck and car…


SNAPSHOT 327: 1908 N.E.C.

The N.E.C. was remarkable above all for its unusual layout. Its two-stroke engine with horizontally opposed cylinders was neatly mounted…


SNAPSHOT 326: 1965 Volvo 120 Amazon

The Volvo 120 Amazon may appear to represent the epitome of the conventional mid-sized family car – but this example…