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.

PADDOCK TRANSFER

by Tim Beavis and Guy Loveridge 2022 review by James Loveridge This is the second in a promised five...

TWIN-CAM EXTRAVAGANCE – The History of Lagonda Rapier & Rapier Cars

By Chris Wiblin 2022 review by Autolycus There are many marque histories that include in their title the words...

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

Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2022 – Part Three: Motorcycles

Welcome to Part Three of our report on Vintage Revival Montlhéry, held on 7 and 8 May. In Part One…


TECHNICAL TALK 13: The 11.9 H.P. Phoenix

Introduction The Phoenix name for this make of car has a curious origin. Belgian-born J. Van Hooydonk started his working…


Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2022 – Part Two: Chains and Belts

Welcome to Part Two of our report on Vintage Revival Montlhéry, held on 7 and 8 May. In Part One…


INVITING YOUR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022 MALCOLM JEAL AND MICHAEL SEDGWICK AWARDS

It’s that time of the year again! We are now inviting nominations for the SAHB’s two annual awards – the…


Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2022 – Part One: The Voiturettes

On Saturday and Sunday 7 and 8 May we were at the sixth Vintage Revival at Montlhéry. This famous circuit…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 377: 1929 Lancia Lambda

The origins of the Lancia Lambda, widely considered as Vincenzo Lancia’s greatest masterpiece, date back to December 1918, when a…


SNAPSHOT 376: 1905 Lambert

These two men have just made the journey from Chicago to St. Paul on a ‘Tour’ in 1905. Their car,…


SNAPSHOT 375: 1948-58 Massey-Harris 744D

This well-used tractor plays an important part in the history of one of the world’s biggest tractor manufacturers: Massey Ferguson….


SNAPSHOT 374: 1920 Angus-Sanderson

The Angus family had been coachbuilders in Newcastle upon Tyne since the late 18th Century. Sanderson was apprenticed to the…


SNAPSHOT 373: 1904 Gobron-Brillié

On 21 July 1904, on the beach at the Ostende Automobile Week, the French driver Louis Rigolly set a world…