19 JANUARY 2015

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Article from BTNews 19 JANUARY 2015

John Weinthal

Once the unshakable spokesman for the British car industry in the glory days of the original Mini at the London Victoria based SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) as PR Director, John Weinthal (74) has passed away.

Rather like Spike Milligan (“I told you I would die”) he wanted the last word.

"Hello.  I died today.

A good, mainly fun life – travel and some adventures.

I loved life in the UK for 18 years and in Malaysia since 2004.

My timing was almost always right from birth, through missing wars, entering journalism and writing, and living a life of cars and the auto industry.

My declining years from age 71 have not been as much fun.

My greatest privilege was knowing so many wonderful achieving friends of all kinds. 

I loved all of you."

Having managed to keep up with technology he was always in touch with his friends from yesteryear, half a world away.

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