Welcome to
The Society of
Automotive Historians
in Britain

which is an entirely independent organisation that was originally established in 1980 as a Chapter of the American-based Society of Automotive Historians that had been founded in 1969.

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.

Land Rover Design – 70 years of success

by Nick Hull 2019 review by Anders Ditlev Clausager Nick is a designer formerly with Jaguar and now teaching...

The All-British Marendaz Special: the Man, the Cars and the Aeroplanes

by Graham Skillen 2019 review by Autolycus This is a wonderful book.  Firstly, Graham Skillen has had the good...

Aspects of Motoring History # 15

Published June 2019. 118 pages, colour cover, over 85 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 15 pages...

Aspects of Motoring History # 14

Published July 2018. 114 pages, colour cover, over 80 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 16 pages of full colour. Contents:...

News

A transport museum in Anglesey

On the beautiful island of Anglesey is a magical transport museum with the exotic Welsh name of Tacla Taid.  We…


Isuzu and Hillman – a little-known story?

We have just found some information about Isuzu and its connection with Hillman in the years between 1953 and 1964,…


VSCC Prescott Hill Climb 2019 – Part Three: The Post-War Cars

Welcome to Part Three: the final part of our report on VSCC Prescott on 3rd and 4th August. In Part…


Stolen – a much-loved Daimler V8-250

We are posting this request to look out for a beautiful Daimler V8-250 that was stolen early in the morning…


VSCC Prescott Hill Climb 2019 – Part Two: The Pre-War Cars

Welcome to Part Two of our report on VSCC Prescott on 3rd and 4th August. In Part One we looked…


Snapshot

SNAPSHOT 236: 1933 Riley Gamecock

A snapshot from the 1950s – the father of a good friend of your contributor at the wheel of his…


SNAPSHOT 235: 1905 Wolseley Vacuum Cleaner Van

If you wished to keep your house or office clean in the early 20th century you would be unable to…


SNAPSHOT 234: 1962 Volvo 122S

Your contributor is very much a ‘vintage’ car enthusiast, but of the post-war cars that he has owned, this Volvo…


SNAPSHOT 233: FIAT in the 1914 Austrian Alpine Trial

If anyone had any doubts as to the toughness of the Austrian Alpine Trials, perhaps this Snapshot will correct any…


SNAPSHOT 232: Alvis 12/50

There’s just so much to enjoy in this snapshot. Firstly, it speaks of the freedom of the roads enjoyed in…