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Malcolm Jeal

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Malcolm Jeal (1944–2016).

Malcolm Jeal (1944–2016)

Malcolm was a true friend of the Grace's Guide project and was always ready with encouragement and would freely give assistance when we needed. He was always our first source for any questions on automotive matters. We will miss him. (Editor)

2016 Obituary [1]

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Malcolm Jeal, Friend of Automotive History, honorary member of the Society of Automotive Historians and of the Society of Automotive Historians in Britain, on Tuesday 5 July, at 72 years of age.

Malcolm will be much missed by all of us. He was one of our foremost automotive historians, and his knowledge and insights were enormously appreciated. He was always ready to share information, and helped many of us.

Over a career of many years in the field of automotive history, he held such important positions as chairman of the dating panel of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, and editor of The Automobile magazine.

As well as being chairman of the SAHB, he founded and edited the first ten issues of our annual publication Aspects of Motoring History. He was for many years one of the organisers of the annual Automotive Historians’ dinner in Paris. Your webmaster was privileged to work with Malcolm on the Paris dinner, and on the continuing development of this website, where his weekly Snapshots were always meticulously researched and full of fascinating facts and anecdotes.

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