San Diego County/Inland Empire Chapter


October 31, 2018.

The San Diego County/Inland Empire Chapter of the Society of Automotive Historians makes its debut.


San Diego County and the Inland Empire now has its own chapter of the Society of Automotive Historians (SAH).

The American-based SAH is an international organization founded in 1969.   It boasts of members in 44 of the United States and in 25 countries world-wide.

SAH members range from those who write about automotive history to those who simply enjoy reading about it.   

Each October, SAH holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the premier old-car event in the world, the Antique Automobile Club of America’s National Fall Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  An European meeting is held annually in Paris at the time of the Rétromobile in February.

As a result of the October 11, 2018 SAH Board Meeting, SAH Chapters Chair, Robert Barr, announced that The SAH Board of Directors voted unanimously at that meeting to accept San Diego County/Inland Empire as a new chapter of the Society of Automotive Historians.  Not a small feat considering new chapters are far and few between and never has there been a chapter representing the San Diego/Inland Empire.

The SAH is a serious community of individuals, corporations and other institutions, which are passionate about researching, recording, preserving and publishing automotive historical facts about the development of the automobile throughout the world.


The SAH community includes:


Academic scholars

Automobile collectors and restorers

Automotive history enthusiasts

Automotive journalists and publishers

Educational and cultural organizations

Museum and library professionals



San Diego County/Inland Empire chapter membership is open to all automotive enthusiasts.


You do not have to own a vintage car, nor be an author, to be a member…all automotive enthusiasts are welcome.


BENEFITS: The SAH website has “members only” sections which include digital copies of all past SAH publications and high definition contemporary photography of vehicles from around the world.

Interested San Diego County/Inland Empire area SAH members and area enthusiasts can contact Chapter President Len Holland at: