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.

Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Car Engineer

by Peter Hill 2020 review by Prof. Peter Fawcett Like his father before him, author Peter Hill spent his...

Healey: The Men & The Machines

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

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

Passe-Partout in England – a family story

Following our Snapshot 286 on the 1907 Passe-Partout, we were contacted by Roger Fildes.  His ancestors ran the company that…


Two Stirling Moss events

Author Vic Quayle has sent us two important news announcements with a Stirling Moss connection. The first is about Vic’s…


TECHNICAL TALK 6: Alternative fuels in Switzerland, 1943, Part 2: Producer gas

Introduction Part One of our article (Technical Talk 4) on alternative fuels in Switzerland during World War II was on…


A new quarterly motoring history magazine

A new magazine is about to be launched.  It is the initiative of a good friend of the SAHB, Dr…


A Detailed History of the Straight-Eight Automobile Engine – and a novel format

We are delighted to announce a major work by motoring history enthusiast Stephen Moore.  As you can see, it is…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 294: 1904 Mildé electric postal delivery van

Charles Mildé was born in Paris in 1851 and died there in 1931.  In 1873 he founded Mildé et Fils. …


SNAPSHOT 293: Fittipaldi’s first GP victory – 1970

4th October 1970 and Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes region of ‘upstate’ New York was the venue for the…


SNAPSHOT 292: 1948 Gatso Aero Coupé

Maurice “Maus” Gatsonides was a Dutch rally driver and inventor.  He was born in 1911 in Central Java in the…


SNAPSHOT 291: ca. 1934 Ariel Square Four

The Ariel Square Four stands alongside the Brough Superior and Vincent HRD as one of the most distinguished large British…


SNAPSHOT 290: 1909 Kearns Storm Queen

This Kearns model started life as a Eureka – a motor car name that was so popular that this example…