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.

XKD 603 – Through the Lens of Time

by Clive Beecham 2022 review by James Loveridge There have now been several books about a particular car, notably...

ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITALICAR: The Story of British Cars & Italian Design

by Chris Rees 2022 review by James Loveridge Encyclopedia Britalicar – The Story of British Cars & Italian Design...

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

The Motorcycle Tours of Prince Albert I of Monaco – A request for help

We are honoured to have been contacted by Michaël Bloche, Directeur de la Mission de Préfiguration des Archive Nationales (Director…


News from 75 years ago, 1946 – The 50th Anniversary London to Brighton Run

This third news item in our series ‘News from Years Ago’ was published in the December 1946 issue of Motor…


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,…


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…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 356: 1920 AEC Omnibus

In February 1920 at least two important commercial trade journals announced the introduction of a new omnibus for the Liverpool…


SNAPSHOT 355: 1960 Humber Super Snipe Series II

Why did Humber choose the name Snipe (and then Super Snipe) for its luxury cars? The reason has eluded us;…


SNAPSHOT 354: 1903 Military Manoeuvres at Marlborough

Our Snapshot shows the inspection by Lord Roberts of the Motor Volunteer Corps during the annual autumn manoeuvres on the…


SNAPSHOT 353: 1989 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 427

This machine, seen in Cheshire on the site of a logging business, may well not be in working order –…


SNAPSHOT 352: 1923 Benjamin

This colourised photograph was taken on 17 February 1923 at Sens, 125km southeast of Paris, during the 1923 Paris-Nice race…