Mr. Haynes has left a legacy that will forever be remembered by DIY auto enthusiasts and the Automotive Community. His works will live on as dog eared, greasy finger printed books in home garages and independent shops alike.
I remember my early days a teenager with his first car, a Haynes Manual became an early investment and one of my first steps on a 30+ year journey as a DIY mechanic and auto enthusiast. I would come to greatly appreciate the “every man” level of knowledge that the Haynes Manual provided, as opposed to the more expensive books that often appeared to be mainly a reprint of the factory manual, with references to specialty tools and procedures I would never be able to afford nor perform.
Between my father, brother & Mr. Haynes’ Publications, my love of cars and my ability to understand and work on them has gown ever more through the years. Each new vehicle I own ultimately spurs on the purchase of a corresponding Haynes Manual.
Thank you again for your contribution to the Automotive Community as a whole. God’s speed John Haynes.