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SAHB TIMES: Issues 101 to 112

The latest issues of the SAHB Times – free to SAHB members.


SAHB Times No. 112, Spring 2023:


Contents: 48 pages.

Cover: This rendering of the Citroën works at Javel in Paris appeared on the front cover of Omnia  in November 1920, by which time the factory had been producing motor vehicles since May 1919.

Among many articles it includes the following:

  • Running Board includes items on motoring on two wheels; a barn-find Darracq; Hansa HeckMotorwagen Typ 500; the life of Tom Karen; and the 110th anniversary of the July 1913 Cyclecar Grand Prix.
  • La Licorne: Andrew Minney completes his research into this rarely seen marque.
  • Internal Supercharging: Mike Tebbett investigates.
  • On-Street Parking: Anders Ditlev Clausager delves into its origins.
  • Maudslay Sweet Seventeen: Tom Taylor tracks down a rare survivor.
  • London to Brighton Emancipation Run: Guy Loveridge takes a ride on the 1903 Gordon Bennett Team Napier.
  • The Lucas Company: The Richard Roberts Archive throws light on their advertising.
  • Lost in Frankfurt: Ian Wagstaff explains the lead-up to the publication of his latest book: Formula 1’s Unsung Heroes.
  • Sizaire et Naudin: Jean-Didier Hannebert-Sizaire elaborates on the discovery of an important photograph.
  • From the Audi Archive: The Wanderer W3 and DKW Sonderklasse.
  • Diesel-Powered Cars: Here to Stay or Fuel’s Errand? Nigel Stennett-Cox asks the question.
  • Book Reviews include works on S.F. Edge; Dorothy Levitt; Caravans; Trolleybuses; Nick Baldwin’s lifetime with cars; and Michael Ware on Discovering Lost Automobiles.
  • Trabant: Nigel Stennett-Cox examines this Eastern European treasure.
  • The Back Page: The Whitwood Monocar.


SAHB Times No. 111, Winter 2022-2023:


Contents: 48 pages.

Cover: This evocative artwork, courtesy of Alex Kow, depicts Hotchkiss. A review of a new book on this marque appears in this issue.

Among many articles it includes the following:

  • New Motoring, the Cyclecar Movement
  • More La Licornes: Mike Tebbett
  • Godfather of Harlem: Bill Wolf
  • In Praise of the Replicar: Professor Peter Fawcett
  • Silverstone Museum: Peter Moss
  • SAHB Autumn Seminar: Mark Bradbury
  • The Italian Job: Anders Ditlev Clausager
  • 1913 Sunbeam 12-16hp: Tom Taylor
  • Wizardry on Wheels, 1931-1935: Nigel Stennett-Cox
  • Recording the History of the Classic Car Movement: Anders Ditlev Clausager
  • Zwicky: Richard Roberts
  • From Sidecars to SUVs, 3rd and final part of 100 years of Jaguar: Mark Bradbury
  • Side-Slip: Nigel Stennett-Cox visits the Bugatti Trust Museum
  • The Back Page – London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, 2022

Other items include 55 years of Attention to Detail (P&A Wood); Sizaire et Naudin; Mack trucks; ancient Peugeots and De Dions courtesy David Burgess-Wise; Renault Billancourt; Cumbria Car; book reviews; Jaguar C-Type chassis; correspondence.


SAHB Times No. 110, Autumn 2022:


Contents: 48 pages.

Cover: The Austin A40 Devon seen in New Zealand.

Among many articles it includes the following:

  • Prescott 2022 – Peter Moss
  • An Alvis called Belinda – Chris Chapman
  • From Sidecars to SUVs; part 2 of 100 years of Jaguar history – Mark Bradbury
  • Mythical Unicorns: lost La Licornes – Andrew Minney
  • Royal Ruby Motorcycles – Richard Roberts
  • Austin 4-Litre engine – Nigel Stennett-Cox
  • St Helens Trolleybuses – Tom Taylor
  • The Lion: 30 Years of Roar – Aldo Zana
  • Fares Please! – John Cash
  • Side-Slip: The fellowship of choosing the Road Less Travelled – Nigel-Stennett-Cox
  • The Back Page – Bentley experimental car 3B50

Other items include: experimental Rolls-Royce Burma; HWM; Citroën Traction Avant; Mulliner-bodied Austin Sevens; MG and Jaguar EX135; Steyr and Renault 4CV; Silver City Air Ferries; Rolls-Royce Phantom V; book reviews and correspondence.


SAHB Times No. 109, Summer 2022:


Contents: 48 pages.

Cover: Celebrating 70 years of the original Bentley Continental.

Among many articles it includes the following:

  • SAHB Spring Seminar Report from the British Motor Museum
  • Wythall Transport Museum: the SAHB visit
  • Bentley Continental at 70: Martin Bennett traces its origins
  • Two-Stroke Engines and the Trojan – Nigel Stennett-Cox is in reflective mood
  • AEC and the Matador: John Cash recalls AEC’s fortunes as well as getting up close to the Matador
  • The Forecourt Petrol Pump: Richard Roberts explains its development
  • From Sidecars to SUVs. Mark Bradbury in this first instalment chronicles the beginning of Jaguar, which in 2022 celebrates one hundred years
  • Arran-Unlocked: Nick Baldwin unravels the history of this little-known lorry
  • The Successful Austin Seven. The immortal Seven is 100: Stephen Bradford-Best celebrates its anniversary
  • Side-Slip: Nigel Stennett-Cox considers long-running engine designs in the run-up to the internal combustion engine being redundant.
  • Morris Ten is In Focus with Tom Taylor.

Other features include Marcel Pourtout; Silver City Air Ferry; Bluebird at Dumfries; More on Arrol-Johnston and GWK.


SAHB Times No. 108, Spring 2022:

Contents: 48 pages.

Cover: A rendering of a proposed design for a Delahaye by the gifted illustrator Georges Hamel, who signed his works Geo Ham.

Among many articles it includes the following:

  • Geo Ham: Motoring Art expert Tony Clark traces the life and times of the acclaimed artist
  • AEC Matador to the Rescue as explained by Dean Butler and Peter Moss
  • Tales of the Unexpected. Tony Thorpe recalls Miss Elizabeth Murrison’s 1903 drive from Land’s End to John o’ Groats in an Arrol-Johnston
  • More on the Bantam. Nigel Stennett-Cox reveals more about the motorcycle’s origins
  • Rambler: Richard Roberts searches his Archive for the early years of this American car
  • Kit Foster remembers youthful days with a Speedster
  • 1948 Tasco and 2016 Rolls-Royce 103EX. Bill Wolf looks for similarities between these two unusual designs
  • More French Interludes with Andrew Minney
  • Canadian Military Pattern Truck: In Focus with Tom Taylor
  • More Ford Model T with Nigel Stennett-Cox in Side-Slip mode
  • Austin Seven in vogue

Plus more on Bristol; Austin Estate Car; Park Ward; GWK and prefabricated garages. Book reviews on Recreational Vehicles, Fiat in Motorsport; Tiny Cars; Gordon Bennett; Rolls-Royce Coachwork; Freestone & Webb



SAHB Times No. 107, Winter 2021-2022:

Contents: 48 pages.

Cover: An illustration by Helen McKie, from the cover of Ford at War in 1946.

Among many articles it includes the following:

  • Autumn Seminar Report from The Hunt House, R-REC HQ, Paulerspury
  • French Interlude – Andrew Minney discovers a brace of Gallic photographs
  • Triumph or Tragedy? Ian Coomber continues his Vauxhall history
  • Hollidaysburg Motor Club: Bill Wolf investigates an early 20th Century American motoring organisation
  • Road Runners. Graham Skillen recalls towing aeroplanes behind motor cars
  • Ambergate, the new motor  vehicle attraction as visited by Professor Peter Fawcett
  • BSA Bantam. Craig Horner essays this iconic motorbike via the Richard Roberts Archive
  • One Hundred Years of Amilcar. David Burgess-Wise
  • A Rational Decision: Malcolm Tucker and Martin Bennett reflect on the arrival of the post-WW2 Bentley
  • Model A Ford – In Focus courtesy Tom Taylor
  • Nigel Stennett-Cox gives his regular Side-Slip column over to Ford’s Model T

Other features include Cadillac Tours; More on Aero Towing; Land Speed Records; Trade Plates; Jackall Lifting System; Harold Goodey’s Scrap Yard; Jowett; Book Reviews and more…



SAHB Times No. 106, Autumn 2021:

Contents: 48 pages.

Cover: 1925 23-60 Kington Tourer ascending the slate track towards Honister Crag some 2000 ft above sea level in England’s Lake District.

Among many articles it includes the following:

  • Prescott 2021, report by Peter Moss
  • Triumph or Tragedy? Ian Coomber on Vauxhall history
  • The Road Racing Club. David Hales relates the fortunes of the Crystal Palace racing circuit
  • Laurence Fellows. Richard Roberts hails the motoring and fashion illustrator
  • Impecunious Motoring. Roger Ballard, Past President of the VSCC recalls his early motoring
  • Testing Concorde – Renault 4 Style. Graham Skillen reflects trials with Concorde, his transport being hardly supersonic battered Renault 4s
  • French Interlude. Andrew Minney discovers some old motor transport-related photographs
  • Behind a Chain Link Fence. Bill Wolf encounters some automotive relics in New Jersey, USA
  • The Final Indignity. Nigel Stennett-Cox gets nostalgic about car scrapyards
  • Cars I Have Owned. Professor Peter Fawcett muses times and motors past
  • The Heilmann Electric Avant Train. An early electrically-towed carriage as explained by David Burgess Wise
  • Side-Slip. Bedford vehicles: Nigel Stennett-Cox concludes his view of Luton’s commercials

Other features include the Fiat 500 Topolino; Jackall car jacking system; Jowett; Mazda CHTA truck of 1954; Rolls-Royce; White Steam Car; W.O. Bentley; book reviews and more.


SAHB Times No. 105, Summer 2021:

Contents: 48 pages.

Among many articles it includes the following:

  • Tributes to the late Mike Worthington-Williams
  • Wings on Wheels (David Burgess-Wise on early aeroplanes and motor cars)
  • Sixty Years of the Renault 4 (Mark Bradbury)
  • Impecunious Motoring (Roger Ballard on his early motoring)
  • A Lasting Success (Peter Moss recalls Fiat’s 508 Balilla)
  • Sopwith’s Motorcycles (David Hales)
  • The Other Kellogg’s Cards (John Humphreys follows up Bill Piggott’s missive published in Issue 104)
  • 7 Hertford Street – The World’s Greatest Garage (Simon Fisher researches S F Edge, the Electromobile Company and more)
  • Bedford (Nigel Stennett-Cox)

Other content includes Thames Iron Works 24hp Champion; Rudge Whitworth Multis; Bill Piggott on the Austin Sheerline; Lanchester; Donald Campbell CBE centenary; David Feakes researches early car lighting; Benz; book reviews and more.


SAHB Times No. 104, Spring 2021:

Contents: 48 pages.

Among many articles it includes the following:

  • Notice of the death of Michael Worthington-Williams, MBE
  • Lawrence Sterne Stevens – an appreciation by motoring art expert, Tony Clark
  • Selwyn Edge and the Security Services – Dr Craig Horner
  • The Mighty Pantechnicon: Bill Wolf tells about the restoration of the 1947 Nubar Gulbenkian Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
  • Patrick Collins is our guide to the National Motor Museum Trust’s libraries and archives
  • Classic car concerns. Ian Coomber reflects from a Covid-19 point of view
  • The history of Caffyns, as explored by Richard Roberts with the aid of the Richard Roberts Archive
  • Derry Aust praises the one-make car clubs, with the accent on Triumph
  • La Quatrelle à soixante ans: Mark Bradbury acknowledges the Renault 4 at 60
  • Kellogg’s car cards. Bill Piggott makes a discovery in his attic, and tries to solve a mystery
  • Christopher Scott Mackirdy recalls bygone motoring
  • An auction to remember. N J H Smith reports from the sale of the Bryan Goodman photographic and motoring library
  • Side-slip: Nigel Stennett-Cox puts the spotlight on Bedford commercial vehicles

The back page: Peter Card shares a picture of the late Michael Worthington-Williams aboard a De Dion-Bouton arriving at Brighton following the 1995 Emancipation Run.

Regular features include Chairman’s comments; news on members’ research; correspondence; book reviews; a welcome to the society’s new members; forthcoming events, and more…


SAHB Times No. 103, Winter 2020-2021:

Contents: 48 pages.

Among many articles it includes:

  • Automobiles d’Aoust of Bruxelles: Andrew Minney tracks the firm’s history
  • David Hales recalls youthful motoring with a 1923 Rover, 1939 Alvis and other vehicles of interest to include an ABC and a 1923 Bullnose Morris Cowley
  • Does it pay to advertise? John Harrison believes so and explains the marketing tactics of Francies Motor Services
  • Dennis and Scammell feature in old photographs
  • The race of gentlefolk is an American institution, as is explained by Bill Wolf
  • Chrysler Airflow: was it too far ahead of its time? With the aid of the Richard Roberts Archive, Peter Moss takes an informed view of this stylish motor car.
  • Noel Stokoe recalls motoring days with a Standard 8 and a trio of Jowetts
  • Side-slip: Nigel Stennett-Cox on Morris Eights and some midnight encounters
  • Highlighting history, there’s much on Minerva, Sigma, Ford, Austin-Healey and some rarely seen marques to include Werner, Hornet, Gatso, Raleigh Safety Seven and the Majola

The back page features some French delights in the custody of Mike Tebbett.

Regular features include book reviews, new members’ details, events, SAHB members’ researches and news, correspondence and more..


SAHB Times No. 102, Autumn 2020:

Cover image: Panhard Dyna X

Contents: 48 pages.

Among many articles it includes the following:

  • Paris to Helsinki by Panhard Dyna X (Guy Loveridge)
  • Bugatti Royale in New York (Bill Wolf)
  • Minerva (Graham Skillen)
  • Adams-Hewitt and the Adams: Gordon Brooks explores this forgotten marque with the aid of the Richard Roberts Archive
  • Professor Peter Fawcett searches his library for his favourite motoring books
  • Motoring memories in America – Bill Wolf remembers youthful days
  • From Beaulieu to the Equator with more than one Alvis: Simon Fisher
  • Lacy-Hulbert: a photographic discovery courtesy Jeremy Collins and Nigel Stennett-Cox
  • Nick Pellet on De Dion Porsche
  • Side-Slip: Nigel Stennett-Cox takes a side-view look at motor ownership over the decades

Regular features include book reviews, events, correspondence, membership updates as well as articles and information on Vauxhall, Trippelwagen, Bédélia, Reynold Jackson, Auburn, early motorhomes, 1930 MG, the Anglo-American rally of 1954, early tyres and more…


SAHB Times No. 101, Summer 2020:

Cover image: 1930s Morris Taxicab at a London Railway Terminus

Contents: 48 pages.

Among many articles it includes the following:

  • John Warburton on the 1925 Nichols Fronty Ford
  • Motoring in Britain, 1895-1940, by Michael Ware
  • Sue Jones recalls working with spanners on old cars, plus finding an Austin-Healey
  • A career in headphones: David Welch reveals the life of a motoring film sound engineer
  • Derry Aust remembers a motoring decade – the 1950s
  • Stirling Moss: Peter Moss discovers the racing driver’s commercial ventures
  • The Grümmer Delage D8 – Andrew Minney concludes his history of a special car
  • Reid Railton – Man of Speed; The Tricycle Book : reviews by Bob Cartwright
  • Side-slip: another thought-provoking motoring essay by Nigel Stennett-Cox
  • Art and Architecture: the spotlight is on Professor Peter Fawcett in Bentley mode

Other features include the Hinstin light car; Jowett; early Mazdas; vintage caravans; Rolls-Royce and the 1907 Scottish Reliability Trial; Lotus; Porsche; and book reviews.

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