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.

TWIN-CAM EXTRAVAGANCE – The History of Lagonda Rapier & Rapier Cars

By Chris Wiblin 2022 review by Autolycus There are many marque histories that include in their title the words...

FORD GT40 ANTHOLOGY: A unique compilation of stories about these most iconic cars

By John S Allen and Graham Endeacott 2022 review by Guy Loveridge This title comes slightly late to the...

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

Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2022 – Part One: The Voiturettes

On Saturday and Sunday 7 and 8 May we were at the sixth Vintage Revival at Montlhéry. This famous circuit…


A 1922 Model T Ford with a mystery body – much more information

We received a superbly comprehensive response from David Grimstead to the mystery that we posted a few weeks ago as…


RARE & UNIQUE VEHICLES – a quarterly of rare and unique quality

SAHB member Pal Negyesi has been publishing his excellent quarterly magazine “Rare & Unique Vehicles” since early in 2021. Now…


News from 50 years ago, 1972 – the Beetle overtakes the Tin Lizzie at last

This fourth news item in our series ‘News from Years Ago’ was published in the 9 March 1972 issue of…


THE AUSTIN TWELVE IS 100 YEARS OLD – COME AND HELP THE VINTAGE AUSTIN REGISTER CELEBRATE!

The Vintage Austin Register is pleased to announce that a rally of vintage cars will take place on 12th June…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 371: 1928 Brough Superior MAG-engined Straight-Four

The Brough Superior is rightly famous for its superb V-twin motorcycles – but far less well known were its four…


SNAPSHOT 370: 1932 Packard 903 De Luxe Phaeton

Snapshot 359, the Pierce Silver Arrow, was from a series in a 1930s British magazine of stars with their cars….


SNAPSHOT 369: 1914 Swift 15 h.p.

Why would someone be doing this to a Swift chassis? Clearly the passenger is having fun – but that, of…


SNAPSHOT 368: 1950 Ford Thames ET with JEKTA body

County Commercial Cars Limited of Fleet in Hampshire were known for their conversion of Ford lorries. They were also the…


SNAPSHOT 367: 1906 Oldsmobile ‘A’ 35-40 H.P.

On 23 December 1906 R.R. Owen and a party of three left New York on a ‘pathfinding’ trip to Ormond-Daytona…