Mr. Haynes has passed away...

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#1 Mr. Haynes has passed away...

Post by Durango2k » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:21 pm

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#2 Re: Mr. Haynes has passed away...

Post by cactusman » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:20 pm

Very sad news...on the UK website he is holding an MGB manual....a man of great taste :bigrin:
Julian the E-type man
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#3 Re: Mr. Haynes has passed away...

Post by david muir » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:03 pm

Forever immortalised in the line-
"refitting is the reverse of removal" !
1964 3.8 FHC

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#4 Re: Mr. Haynes has passed away...

Post by chrisfell » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:51 pm

Many years ago I was friendly with a motorcyclist who owned a motorcycle shop in Glastonbury. His circle of friends included John Haynes and one of many enthusiasts who worked for John as a copywriter. Through these connections I ended up buying a motorbike that had been used for one of the Haynes manuals. This would have been in the mid 1970s. It came with a free manual, and the certain knowledge that I could tell precisely what the engine and gearbox looked like inside. Last time I checked it was still taxed tested and insured.

If you are ever driving along the A303 (Somerset/Wiltshire border) and have a half day to kill, the Haynes museum is well worth a visit. Knocks all others into a cocked hat. The Schlumph museum may have a Bugatti room, and a room with some of Alain Prost’s racecars, but Haynes has a red room. Guess what kinds of cars get painted red most often. Yup, fast ones.
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Post by cactusman » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:25 pm

It is a great museum and well worth a visit. Last time I was there was last autumn. Parked in the car park among hum drum eurocrates was a stunning and freshly restored silver grey DB5...just sitting there ....no sign of James Bond or the current owner though :bigrin:
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