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.

FAST FORDS: 50 YEARS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH FORD’S FINEST

By Jeremy Walton 2024 review by James Loveridge Helpfully, prolific author Jeremy Walton starts his new book with a...

SPEED QUEENS: A Secret History of Women in Motorsport

By Rachel Harris-Gardiner 2024 review by James Loveridge To the casual observer it may seem the motorsport is essentially...

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

URGENT – DVLA consultation on historic vehicle registration processes, how to answer it and ensure your voice makes a difference

The SAHB has received an urgent call-to-action from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs Ltd. It has been sent…


INVITING YOUR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2024 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…


A celebration of 50 years of the Automotive & Transport Design course at Coventry University

SAHB member Nick Hull has notified us of an important free exhibition that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the renowned…


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…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 473: 1934 Hotchkiss Cabourg 413

The most striking characteristic of a prewar Hotchkiss is how ordinary it appears. Nothing could be further from the truth….


SNAPSHOT 472: 1955 Lancia-Ferrari D50

The Lancia D50 was designed in 1953/54 by Vittorio Jano for Scuderia Lancia to compete in the 1954 and 1955…


SNAPSHOT 471: 1897 Daimler

The history of Daimler in Britain effectively started with a visit by a young Englishman, Frederick Simms, to the Bremen…


SNAPSHOT 470: 1921 Renault 7.5-tonne FU lorry

Between 26 November and 17 December 1921 the French War Ministry conducted trials at Satory, southwest of Paris, to select…


SNAPSHOT 469: 1933 Aston Martin 1½-litre Le Mans

Even the finest of sports cars were pressed into military service during World War II. This 1933 Aston Martin long-wheelbase…