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.

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News

News from 100 years ago, 1921 – Aero Engines in Road Vehicles

This second news item in our series ‘News from Years Ago’ was published in the 13 August 1921 issue of…


VSCC Prescott Hill Climb 2021 – Part Three: The Post-War Cars

Welcome to Part Three: the final part of our report on VSCC Prescott on 7th and 8th August. In Part…


TECHNICAL TALK 11: The Mack Bus

Introduction Our recent Snapshot number 331 shows, in the words of its makers Mack, ‘America’s first gasoline driven motor bus’…


VSCC Prescott Hill Climb 2021 – Part Two: The Pre-War Cars

Welcome to Part Two of our report on VSCC Prescott on 7th and 8th August. In Part One we looked…


VSCC Prescott Hill Climb 2021 – Part One: The Racers

On Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th August the SAHB was back at Prescott after a year’s gap (for one…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 338: 1952 Citroën Big Six

The Citroën Traction Avant was made in many forms from 1934 to 1957. It was a popular car: around 760,000…


SNAPSHOT 337: 1920 Butterosi

The Butterosi car was extensively publicised in Britain in the early 1920s. The advertising artwork in our Snapshot was created…


SNAPSHOT 336: 1901 Stirling-Panhard

The story behind this early motor car comes from a flyer, found tucked into a 13 July 1901 issue of…


SNAPSHOT 335: 1937 Ford V8

The M.C.C. Sporting Trial of 1937 took in this fiendishly challenging hill in the Derbyshire High Peak known as Jenkins…


SNAPSHOT 334: 1907 Itala 80 HP

Of all the many touring and racing Itala cars produced by this distinguished Italian maker, this enormous 80 HP limousine…