Haynes motor manual founder dies aged 80
The founder of the Haynes motor manuals – recognized for his or her unique “exploding” diagrams – has died aged 80.
John Haynes began the company after serving to repair an Austin Healey Sprite and realising the reliable manual was once “not designed to help an average car owner”.
His manual was once printed in 1966 and later books for vehicles went directly to promote greater than 200 million copies.
A remark from the corporate he based described him as a “true gentleman”.
Mr Haynes, who was once born in Sri Lanka, additionally based the International Motor Museum in Somerset, the place the primary ebook publishing trade could also be based totally.
He moved to the United Kingdom when he was once 12 and went to college in Kent prior to becoming a member of the RAF, the place he met his spouse Annette.
It was once all over his time with the RAF that he stumble on his thought for motoring manuals.
The preliminary run of three,000 copies of his Austin manual offered out in not up to 3 months.
In later lifestyles Mr Haynes become a prolific automobile collector and later donated vehicles to begin the motor museum.
He was once additionally awarded an OBE for products and services to publishing in 2005.
A remark from the corporate he based mentioned Mr Haynes was once 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,” it added.
Eddie Bell, the chairman of Haynes, mentioned: “John based the Haynes Group in 1960 and served as workforce chairman till 2010.
“John can be warmly remembered by way of all at Haynes. We ship our private sympathies to his circle of relatives right now.”
Tributes had been paid best Mr Haynes on social media together with from Salvage Hunters presenter Paul Cowland.