Haynes shows you how. That’s the tagline for the long running automotive DIY manual. If you have an older car and want to do your own repairs, there’s a very good chance you’ve got a Haynes Manual stuffed away somewhere. John Harold Haynes published his first manual back in 1966. According to the Haynes website and Facebook page, John Haynes has passed away at the age of 80, after a short illness.
If you want to know a bit more about the man behind the manuals, you should head to the Haynes website to read his obituary. In short, he’s lived an interesting life with time spent in the Royal Air Force before branching out into the world of publishing. In fact, John was given an OBE for his role as a publishers.
If you’re wrenching on your car sometime in the next few days, and you’re doing so with a dog-eared copy of a Haynes Manual. Grab a beer, and give a salute to the man who helped millions of automotive enthusiasts keep their rides on the road.