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.

Betty Haig – A Life behind the Wheel

by Roger Farmer 2019 review by Guy Loveridge I had been very much looking forward to reading this biography....

High Performance: When Britain Ruled the Roads

by Peter Grimsdale 2019 review by Anders Ditlev Clausager When I was a young child, trying to learn how...

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

Budds Farm Vintage Picnic – 28th July 2019

We are indebted to Stefan Marjoram (see his website: stefanmarjoram.com) for his permission to use his always excellent photographs taken…


VSCC Prescott Hill Climb 2019 – Part One: The Racers

On Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th August the SAHB took a stand for the second year – once again…


A Grand Tour in Herefordshire

You arrive at the pub and there’s a very fine car in the car park, but nobody about.  You come…


Royces, R-Types and Refreshments – the RREC Annual Rally 2019

At last the sun came out – and in fine style.  The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Annual Rally on 21st to…


The Nineteenth-Century Motorist in the North West – Saturday 7 September 2019

We are delighted to announce an important day school to be held by Manchester Metropolitan University on Saturday 7 September…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 228: 1901 Austro-Daimler

On 28th June 1914, in the city of Sarajevo, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were…


SNAPSHOT 227: Longridge Circuit 1973

29th April 1973 saw the first motor race meeting at a remarkable, some say unique, circuit in Lancashire. Unique because…


SNAPSHOT 226: 1973 Ford Cortina Mark III GXL

Long before the term ‘Mondeo Man’ passed into common English parlance, Ford of Britain was making a car that was…


SNAPSHOT 225: 1906 Thornycroft

This is indeed a sad snapshot; a discovery in the photograph album of a well-to-do family whose home was in…


SNAPSHOT 224: 1951 Callista

This pretty but slightly awkward little roadster sitting beside the Seine in Paris hides a more distinguished story.  It is…