Haynes Manual creator dies aged 80

The creator of the Haynes Manual maintenance guide series, which has sold 200 million books worldwide, has died aged 80.

John Haynes OBE, founder of Haynes Publishing Group and Haynes International Motor Museum, died peacefully surrounded by family on February 8 after a short illness.

Growing up in what is now Sri Lanka, Mr Haynes had a passion for cars from an early age.

While at boarding school in the UK he converted an Austin 7 into a lightweight sporty Austin 7 Special.

Due to interest in the car when he put…
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