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JOHN HAYNES DIES

THE CREATOR OF THE BESTSELLING HAYNES MANUALS JOHN HAYNES OBE HAS PASSED AWAY AGED 80.

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The creator of the bestselling Haynes manuals John Haynes OBE has passed away aged 80.

John Haynes founded the Haynes Publishing Group back in 1960 when he was just 21 years old. He had already written and published a book during his school years and went on to write two more.

The first Haynes Owners Workshop Manual came out in 1966. Today they are published in over 15 countries and cover 300 car models and 130 motorcycle models. The Haynes Group also owns Clymer and Chilton - other brands of automotive manuals.

Haynes also established the Haynes International Motor Museum, containing over 400 bikes and cars, in 1985.

John Haynes passed away on February 8th following a short illness. His family state “John was a kind, generous, loving and devoted husband, brother, father and grandfather, who will be missed enormously."

“A true gentleman, and a kind and considerate man, John will be greatly missed not only by his family, friends and colleagues but also by the many people that use his manuals, and benefit from his reassuring guiding hand as they repair and maintain their cars and motorbikes.”

Comments

13/02/19:Thank you Mr Haynes still got 11 books and given away several more.

13/02/19:Rest with pride mate

13/02/19:I am from that generation who would be been saved from many bloodied knuckles, late nights by spotlight, and eventually running out of swear words, had it not been for the ubiquitous Haynes Book of Lies. I had them for all my vehicles

13/02/19:Rest in Peace Mr Haynes. I have Your book for every bike I have ever owned.

13/02/19:RIP

13/02/19:Been to his museum in sparkford I few times rip

Posted by Daisy Cordell
for Wemoto News on 12 February 2019 in General News

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