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.

From Ballybannon Hill to Magilligan Strand

By Paul Robinson 2024 review by James Loveridge One of the problems with history is that while it is...

100 YEARS OF LEGENDS – The Official Celebration of the Le Mans 24 Hours

By Denis Bernard, Basile Davoine, Julien Holtz and Gérard Holtz 2024 review by Peter McFadyen What a superb book...

Aspects of Motoring History # 19

Published August 2023. 132 pages, 60 black & white illustrations and charts and 26 full-colour images, softbound. Articles: Paul...

Aspects of Motoring History # 18

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

News

Invicta NLC: a mystery solved

Snapshot 451 on the 1930 Invicta NLC left us with a mystery: what on earth does NLC stand for? Initial…


FERRARI

A film by Michael Mann A review by Autolycus This website does not have a section for film reviews, but…


Better late than never – photos from the Classic Motor Show 2023

Our apologies; we are only now posting Peter McFadyen’s wonderful photos from the 2023 Classic Motor Show at the NEC,…


A generous donation

A 1937 Austin Ruby arrived on 25 October 2023 to reside at the Richard Roberts Archive. It is the very…


Salon Privé Concours d’Élégance, 30 August 2023

Now in its 18th year, the Salon Privé concours occupies the exclusive first two days of a four-day event held…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 464: 1947 Matchless G3L

There is a remarkable story attached to this beautiful Matchless. Max Smeed runs a motorcycle restoration business in Stockport. When…


SNAPSHOT 463: 1917 Pavesi e Tolotti Tipo B

This solid and seemingly unremarkable tractor was the creation of two brilliant and fascinating engineers. Ugo Pavesi was born in…


SNAPSHOT 462: 1930 Marquette Six

This is quite a rare car – but all things are relative. It is rare for a mass-produced car from…


SNAPSHOT 461: 1949 Ferrari 166 F2

Identifying racing cars, their drivers and the race in which they ran is fraught with pitfalls – not the least…


SNAPSHOT 460: 1907 West-Aster delivery van

The West-Aster company of Coventry was advertising two types of vehicle in 1907. The delivery van in this week’s Snapshot…