John Harold Haynes OBE (Creator of Haynes Manuals)

Sonic67

Banned
John Harold Haynes OBE Obituary

In 1965, John was posted to Aden and it was there that he created the first Haynes Manual. An RAF colleague had bought a ‘Frogeye’ Sprite, which was in poor condition and he asked John to help him rebuild it. John agreed, and quickly realised that the official factory manual was not designed to help the average car owner. He bought a camera and captured the process of dismantling and rebuilding the engine. The use of step-by-step photo sequences linked to exploded diagrams became the trusted hallmark of Haynes Manuals. The first Haynes Manual, for the Austin Healey Sprite, was published in 1966, and the first print run of 3,000 sold out in less than 3 months. To date over 200 million Haynes Manuals have been sold around the world.

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RIP

 

Thug

Moderator
Had several Haynes manuals in my time.
They were invaluable.
RIP.
 

KiLLiNG-TiME

Distinguished Member
Completely agree with the above in fact i still have my manuals as they are a work of art & technical function.

RIP Mr Haynes.
 

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