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.

Ciao Stirling – The Inside Story of a Motor Racing Legend

by Valerie Pirie 2020 review by Guy Loveridge Valerie Pirie is a name that many might be unfamiliar with....

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe – The autobiography of CSX2300

by Rinsey Mills 2020 review by Peter McFadyen I well remember the first time I saw a Cobra Daytona...

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

AN APPEAL FOR INFORMATION FROM BILL MUNRO FOR HIS CARBODIES 2nd EDITION

SAHB member Bill Munro has sent us this appeal for information – to help him to make his update of…


A GREAT BOOK AT A GREAT PRICE – a special offer from the SAHB

To help to get you through these unprecedented times, our Deputy Chairman Guy Loveridge has generously offered Gullibles’s Travels, the…


Can you identify this car?

Len Huff (a true enthusiast for the coachbuilders Abbott of Farnham) has sent us this delightful picture of a 1920s…


19th April 2020 SAHB Spring Seminar postponed until October

With much regret but with due regard to the safety of everyone, we have postponed our planned Spring Seminar to…


The missing Napier – or History can be Bunk

If you are going to write about old cars, beware of errors.  The Slider of four Napier cars that you…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 260: BMW 2002

Spotted a few days ago outside a sports car repair shop in south Manchester, this lovely ‘straight but a bit…


SNAPSHOT 259: Triumph TR2

In 1953, Motor Sport magazine reported that, as their June issue closed for press “we learn that the new sports…


SNAPSHOT 258: C. J. Frost of Mulbarton – a country garage

James Loveridge has sent us this fascinating picture from a promotional postcard printed by the garage of C. J. Frost…


SNAPSHOT 257: 1938 Buick Roadmaster Series 81

Sized at only 80 x 55mm – was that known as the ‘En-print? – this image truly is a ‘snapshot’….


SNAPSHOT 256: 1916 P&M

This fine image appeared in the 1916 edition of Penrose’s Annual, the review of printing and graphic arts, as an…