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.

Alvis Cars in Competition

by Clive Taylor 2019 review by Peter McFadyen As part of their celebration of the centenary of the Alvis...

The Jaguar XK 120 in Competition

by Dr James Fraser 2019 review by Anders Ditlev Clausager This is a quite astonishing picture book, and I...

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

Rootes, Roots and Routes – the 2019 Autumn Seminar weekend

We start with the car in our main picture.  It is a 1938 Atalanta with a 4·3-litre V-12 Lincoln-Zephyr engine,…


The 2019 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, 27th October 2019: the…


A Pretty Prewar Peugeot

You walk along the road and don’t expect to see anything very interesting.  Then you alight on this little masterpiece. …


A transport museum in Anglesey

On the beautiful island of Anglesey is a magical transport museum with the exotic Welsh name of Tacla Taid.  We…


Isuzu and Hillman – a little-known story?

We have just found some information about Isuzu and its connection with Hillman in the years between 1953 and 1964,…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 241: 1906 24 h.p. Napier – with Vieo wheel

This snapshot of a smiling group of elegant people aboard a smart Napier car is remarkable for neither the people…


SNAPSHOT 240: The James Gardiner Vauxhall OE 30-98

Taken at an event seemingly focused on earlier motoring, the venue can be stated with greater confidence – the sign…


SNAPSHOT 239: 1947 Davis

The world of motor manufacture is full of ambitious projects doomed to failure – and some were downright confidence tricks. …


SNAPSHOT 238: 1930 Star ‘Flyer’ VB3 Motor Coach

In the absence of two significant clues, it would be a knowledgeable motor historian indeed who was able to identify…


SNAPSHOT 237: 1946 Invicta Black Prince

This is one of only 12 surviving examples of 16 built during the post-war renaissance of this famous pre-war marque….