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.

Reliant book: ‘TIPPING POINT: Designing a Great British Underdog’

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THE SPIDERS’ WEB

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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

A most important auction: the Michael Worthington-Williams collection – 16 November 2021

This is certainly a date to put in your diary. Peter Card of Transport Collector Auctions will be auctioning the…


The 2021 winners of the Michael Sedgwick and Malcolm Jeal Awards

We were delighted to make these two awards at the SAHB Autumn Seminar on Sunday last, 10 October 2021: the…


An auction of the Tim Harding Collection of Motoring Photographs – 27 October 2021

The Tim Harding Collection of Motoring Photographs represents a most important collection of photographs which is probably unequalled anywhere in…


News from 100 years ago, 1921 – Aero Engines in Road Vehicles

This second news item in our series ‘News from Years Ago’ was published in the 13 August 1921 issue of…


VSCC Prescott Hill Climb 2021 – Part Three: The Post-War Cars

Welcome to Part Three: the final part of our report on VSCC Prescott on 7th and 8th August. In Part…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 341: 1954 Fiat 1100 Familiare

The Fiat 1100 (Model 103) was a small family car produced from 1953 to 1969 as the all-new monocoque replacement…


SNAPSHOT 340: 1910 Moto-Rêve – and a pioneer woman motorcyclist

A search for the first pioneer women motorcyclists yields very little before 1916, when Adeline (1884–1959) and Augusta Van Buren…


SNAPSHOT 339: 1937 Flying Standard V-Eight

The British-built Ford V8 seen in our recent Snapshot 335 will be familiar to many. This car, however, may not…


SNAPSHOT 338: 1952 Citroën Big Six

The Citroën Traction Avant was made in many forms from 1934 to 1957. It was a popular car: around 760,000…


SNAPSHOT 337: 1920 Butterosi

The Butterosi car was extensively publicised in Britain in the early 1920s. The advertising artwork in our Snapshot was created…