The Society of Automotive Historians

Society of Automotive Historians Honor Roll

The biographies on this page are art of an ongoing project to record the fascinating profiles of people who have made a significant contribution to SAH whether as President, Directors or Members.  Additional contributions will be most welcome.  Please address them to the Web Editor – see Contact.

David McGee

David McGee David McGee was born in East York, Ontario, in 1955. He grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, spending his later teen years in Ottawa, Ontario. Possibly due to long drives facing backwards in the family station-wagon, David was one of those boys who could tell you the name and year of every make …
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Michael Lamm

Michael Lamm Michael Lamm (0042H) became a member of the Society of Automotive Historians over 50 years ago. As he recently observed, “It’s been a long ride, and that’s one of the advantages of advancing age: “We duffers gain more time to do what we love.” Mike went on to express that: “In my experience, …
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Z. Taylor Vinson

Z. Taylor Vinson  (1933-2009) Robert McLellan, of McLellan’s Auto History, retailers of automotive literature, kindly agreed to share with SAH this interview by Robert and his wife Sharon with Taylor Vinson published in The Automotive Chronicles, April 2004 issue. When we first approached Taylor Vinson about writing the story of his experiences in collecting automotive literature …
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G. Marshal Naul

G. Marshall Naul (1919-2015) Our First President, G. Marshall Naul, passed away on Sunday January 4th, 2015, just twelve days short of his 96th birthday. Marshall left an incredible legacy for the SAH. He was passionate about automotive history, and all those who share such a calling will be forever grateful that Marshall gathered some of his …
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Beverley Rae Kimes

Beverly Rae Kimes (1939-2008) Kit Foster wrote the following tribute to Beverly Rae Kimes in issue 235 of the SAH Journal, July-August 2008. Beverley Rae Kimes, former Society President, Friend of Automotive History and world class historian and writer, passed away May 12, 2008 after a lingering illness.  For decades the First Lady of Automotive History, she was …
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Henry Austin Clark

Henry Austin Clark, Jr. (1917-1991)​ Henry Austin Clark, Jr., was Vice-President of SAH during the 1988 and 1989 term that Beverly Rae Kimes served as President.  These two officers of SAH combined to author the Standard Catalog of American Cars 1905-1942.  This profile, written by Jim Donnelly in June, 2011, was a Feature Article and shared with …
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Richard B. Brigham

Richard B. Brigham .Richard Bevier Brigham was the sparkplug that ignited a flame which transformed a group interested in automotive history into a solid, strong, and significant group, the Society of Automotive Historians.  This profile is a combination of extracts from the SAH Journal #157 written by Keith Marvin, Taylor Vinson and his wife Grace …
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