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.

Making a Marque – Rolls-Royce Motor Car Promotion 1904-1940

by Peter Moss and Richard Roberts 2021 review by Professor Peter Fawcett The plethora of texts appearing in recent...

ASTON MARTIN & LM10

by Jonathan Wood 2021 review by Anders Ditlev Clausager This I am told is definitely Jonathan’s last book, and...

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

TECHNICAL TALK 10: The Fiat Mirafiori factory in 1950

Introduction The Mirafiori factory in Turin was at one time the largest industrial complex in Italy. It is also one…


The National Motor Museum Trust marks the 60th anniversary of its Reference Library

The National Motor Museum Trust is celebrating 60 years of its Reference Library with an online commemoration from 28 April,…


Prince Philip and his cars

Reminiscences from Anders Ditlev Clausager On the death of HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, apart from commemorating all…


Another mystery car – can you help?

Richard Bossons is asking for help in identifying this 1920s car. He is researching Dziga Vertov’s 1929 Soviet masterpiece Man with…


THE EMERGENCE OF BICYCLING AND AUTOMOBILITY IN BRITAIN

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new book from Craig Horner – SAHB Limited board member and…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 318: 1938 Chrysler Kew

Chrysler set up a factory off Mortlake Road, Kew in the early 1920s to beat British import restrictions. The factory…


SNAPSHOT 317: 1907 16 h.p. Albion

The understandable and important focus upon reducing emissions from road transport is far from new. On 7 March 1907 the…


SNAPSHOT 316: 1929 Mercedes-Benz Nürburg

The 18/80 hp Mercedes-Benz Nürburg 460 (W08 series) was the first production 8-cylinder car from Daimler. Launched at the Paris…


SNAPSHOT 315: 1954 Lagonda V12

The man sitting in the cockpit of the car in our Snapshot is David Brown. It was his ambition that…


SNAPSHOT 314: 1934 Riley Lynx

This lovely Riley Lynx is raring to go as soon as the Spring weather allows. It is an example of…