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.

THE ALL-AMERICAN HERO AND JAGUAR’S RACING E-TYPES

by Phillip Bingham 2020 review by James Loveridge If you are going to inherit a large fortune then one...

LOUIS COATALEN – Engineering Impresario of Humber, Sunbeam, Talbot and Darracq

by Oliver Heal 2020 review by Malcolm Bobbitt Sunbeam is one of the best known names in British automotive...

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

Can you identify the car in this picture?

Len Huff is researching the history of Abbott and Page & Hunt in Farnham.  This has led him to a…


Converting cars to ambulances in Manchester – ca. 1940

The Greater Manchester Transport Society have kindly given us permission to show these three pictures from the GMTS Collection. They…


A mystery car identified – 1934 Zündapp prototype

Anders Ditlev Clausager has put us out of our misery and has given us all the information he has on…


POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS – 24 JUNE 2020 UPDATE

The latest information we have, as at Wednesday 24 June 2020… The Beaulieu 2020 Autumn Autojumble, scheduled for 5 and…


Can you identify the date and the people in this picture?

Another picture unearthed by SAHB chairman Barry Blight.  he would be most grateful for any information on it – in…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 274: 1958 Chevrolet XP-700

This experimental car was designed and built under the personal supervision of Bill Mitchell, Vice-President-in-Charge of General Motors Styling, to…


SNAPSHOT 273: 1894 Lepape

The Lepape, described in a 1934 magazine as “one of the first front-wheel-drive cars”, dates from the end of 1894….


SNAPSHOT 272: 1928 Excelsior

This picture appeared in the British society press in May 1928 because Excelsior, long respected for the quality of their…


SNAPSHOT 271: 1905 Beaufort 16-20 h.p.

This most English of names disguised the true German origins of the Beaufort, a make that lasted only five years…


SNAPSHOT 270: 1923 Renault 13.9 HP Type MH six-wheeler

The challenge to be met by France in the early 1920s was to link up two important elements of its…