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.

RENAULT 4

By Mark Bradbury 2022 review by Autolycus The Renault 4 sold over eight million examples and was built or...

Aspects of Motoring History # 18

Published July 2022. 126 pages, 92 black & white illustrations and charts and 24 full-colour images, softbound. Articles: Craig...

Aspects of Motoring History # 17

Published June 2021. 109 pages, nearly 40 black & white illustrations and charts and 32 full-colour images, softbound. Articles:...

News

A stylish American design from Kustomrama

This was our favourite of all the rod and custom cars, real or merely drawn as concepts, in the latest…


A Christmas present? The Automobile Handbook and Guide

We are offering the last few copies of The Automobile Handbook and Guide at a special price of £20 including postage…


A TRIO OF TRACTORS

On a recent sunny Sunday in autumn these three tractors were spotted alongside the Macclesfield Canal. The blue one is…


The 2022 winners of the Michael Sedgwick and Malcolm Jeal Awards

We were delighted to make these two awards at the SAHB Autumn Seminar on 2 October 2022: the Michael Sedgwick…


From Abbey to Abbott and from 15 million to one-offs – the 2022 Autumn Seminar weekend

The SAHB Autumn Seminar was at a new venue this year: Towcester Racecourse. Attendance was good, with 50 delegates. In…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 399: 1901 James & Browne 9 HP Tonneau

The history of James & Browne started in 1896 with the formation of a partnership between John Melville James and…


SNAPSHOT 398: 1928 Coventry Eagle

This photograph from 1949 is not of the highest quality but is, we hope you will agree, worth showing for…


SNAPSHOT 397: 1932 Marmon Experimental V12

Yes, it really is a 1932 car – and those wings, reminiscent of a 1936 Cord, are not a later…


SNAPSHOT 396: 1956 Renault Frégate

The post-war Renault 4CV, Dauphine and R4 saw considerable success, as France returned to prosperity after the war and demand…


SNAPSHOT 395: 1903 Moyea

The Moyea car may only have been built between 1903 and 1904 but the history of Moyea and its successors…