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.

Lotus Elan Plus 2

by Kevin Whittle 2020 review by Peter McFadyen In his series of books on individual models, knowledgeable Lotus writer,...

Alvis Cars in Competition

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

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

A EUROPEAN JOURNEY

Thanks to Martin Wright, we have a fascinating story to tell of a European tour taken by one of his…


A book launch invitation: THE CHESHIRE MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS, 1904-07

We are delighted to publicise a book launch by Dr Craig Horner, distinguished member of the SAHB committee and editor…


A visit to the Real Car Company

Having met the good folk of The Real Car Company at their stand at the RREC Annual Rally at Burghley…


The Vieo resilient wheel – much more information

Snapshot 241 on the Vieo resilient wheel elicited a very comprehensive response from our good friend Ariejan Bos – always…


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…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 251: 1906 Bradbury 4½-hp Tri-car

Bradbury motorcycles were manufactured in the firm’s Wellington Works, Oldham, between 1902 and 1925. They were both costly and noted…


SNAPSHOT 250: 1915 Harley-Davidson Model 11J

The Harley-Davidson is so well known today that perhaps we forget its early history – and its story in Britain….


SNAPSHOT 249: 1914 sleeve-valve BSA

Here’s a posed photograph that illustrates to perfection a common aspect of motoring in the immediate Pre-Great War era. The…


SNAPSHOT 248: 1931 Tilling-Stevens Savage Searchlight

This mobile searchlight was presented in the Illustrated London News under the headline “Sky-Grids to Locate Air raiders: Britain’s Most…


SNAPSHOT 247: 1895 Lutzmann and 1905 Orleans

By way of a Christmas bonus, our Snapshot this week features two cars. Both were in the ownership of a…