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.

BUCKLER – SPORTS CARS, SPECIALS AND KARTS

by Brian Malin; Forewords by Simon Taylor and Alan Staniforth 2021 review by Peter McFadyen Although they were born...

MIKE SPENCE – OUT OF THE SHADOWS

by Richard Jenkins 2021 review by James Loveridge Mike Spence was one of the all too many gifted racing...

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 mystery solved

Back in 2015, the late great Malcolm Jeal wrote Snapshot No. 10: Webb’s garage 1913/14 (which you can still see…


TECHNICAL TALK 12: Facel-Métallon Bodywork

Introduction The Facel name is best known now for the construction of the Facel-Véga car from 1954 until the mid-1960s,…


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…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 348: 1910 Mors 10 HP

Motoring journals from the early days of motoring do not always tell us the name of the driver of a…


SNAPSHOT 347: 2021 Praga R1

Surely some mistake? Praga were a Czech car and truck manufacturer before World War II. They don’t make racing cars…


SNAPSHOT 346: 1920 Moon Superb Six

This English photograph of an American Moon shows that there was some effort to export to the UK, the sole…


SNAPSHOT 345: 1957-62 Mercedes-Benz 300D Adenauer

In 1951 Mercedes-Benz introduced their W186 Model 300. This four-door luxury saloon, the company’s flagship model, was built in three…


SNAPSHOT 344: 1924-7 Elizalde 20/30 HP

The Barcelona-based Elizalde company produced their 8-cylinder 20/30 HP car between 1924 and 1927. The features most remarked upon in…