Malcolm Jeal, Friend of Automotive History, honorary member of the Society of Automotive Historians and of the Society of Automotive Historians in Britain, passed away on Tuesday 5 July, at 72 years of age from pancreatic cancer. Our thoughts are with Malcolm's widow Eunice.
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 SAH dinner in Paris.
Thank you to Anders Ditlev Clausager for contributing these brief details on Malcolm's considerable committment to automotive history.
Book Signing at Hershey
The Society of Automotive Historians and Vince Wright, Book Signing Event Committee Coordinator,are pleased to announce an authors’ book signing, artists and publishers event on Friday, October 7th,2016, from 12:30 P.M., until 3:00 P.M., in the Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent which will be located in the Orange Field at OBB 17- 19. The venue will be the annual Fall Meet of the Antique Automobile Club of America at Hershey, Pennsylvania.
I hope that you will agree to join us for this occasion. You are welcome to bring any titles, recent or not. Each author will be provided a name place card and table space to exhibit your books, as well the for the signing of them.
The Society will provide MasterCard customer purchases processing to you at no charge. The treasurer will promptly forward your money to you. There will be a table to process those purchases.
I expect that we will have a packed tent. I will send publicity to approximately two hundred periodicals. Please tell your friends about this exciting event.
Please forward me the names of other persons who would like to participate.
Please send me a graphic of the cover of your books for the posters and other releases. Please also send a short description of the books.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Vince Wright, Book Signing Event Committee Coordinator
July 25, 2016