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John A. Heilig Jr.

John has been an automotive journalist and historian for more than 20 years.  He also has a number of books to his credit including:

  • Automobile Almanac 1974 - contributed one chapter

  • Evolution of Excellence: Mercury Cougar 25th Anniversary - AQ 1991

  • Automobile Quarterly's Directory of North American Automobile Museums - 1992

  • Austin-Healey 100 and 3000 - Motorbooks International 1995

  • MG Sports Cars - MBI 1996

  • Cadillac: The Standard of the World, 1996 revision - AQ

  • Mercedes-Benz SL Sports Cars - MBI 1997

  • Cadillac Memories - AQ, commissioned by Cadillac 1997

  • Jaguar - MBI 1997

  • Illustrated MG Buyers Guide - MBI 1998

  • Cadillac Century - Quintet Publishing 1998

  • Mercedes-Benz: Nothing but the Best - Quintet 1999

  • Mack: Driven for a Century - Publications International 2000

  • Rolls-Royce: The Best Car in the World - Quintet 2000

  • Detroit Dream Cars - MBI 2001

His magazine credits include:

  • AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY - Selected feature articles: Lincoln Highway, Locomobile, Checker (winner of Best Article of the Year), 1962 Dream Cars, Glidden Tours, Edsel, Jaguar Mk II, R.E. Olds, Cars of Jackson MI, Penske Sunoco Camaros, Chrysler's Resurgence, Buick Dream Cars, Lincoln Marks, Bricklin, Mario Andretti, Watkins Glen, Pat Moss-Carlsson, Corvette Grand Sports, Long Island Motor Parkway, National Corvette Museum, V-6 engines, Chevrolet in the 1980s and 1990s, Amphicar.

  • ON THE SOUND - Vanderbilt Cup, America's Cup, Montauk Point.

  • ROAD & TRACK - Feature article on rallying

  • ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SUPER CARS - Feature articles on Mario Andretti, Richard Petty, Mark Donohue

  • COLLECTIBLE AUTOMOBILE - Feature articles and photography

John has also contributed to a number of newspapers either as a freelance writer or a regular columnist including:

  • EAST PENN PUBLISHING, Allentown, PA - News and sports reporting and photography for a family of six community newspapers.

  • THE MORNING CALL, Allentown, PA - Sports reporting, features (freelance)

  • EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA BUSINESS JOURNAL, Bethlehem, PA - Features, special projects

  • THOMPSON NEWSPAPERS, Toronto, Canada - 1994 New Car Section

  • THE GLOBE-TIMES, Bethlehem, PA - Local news and features (freelance), weekly automotive column

  • THE HOME NEWS, New Brunswick, NJ - Weekly automotiver column, motorsports

  • NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY - Features and auto racing coverage

Since 1982 he has written "The Auto Page," a self-syndicated weekly new automotive review column that appears in a dozen papers and two Internet sites. Mr. Heilig has recently begun a car care column that is to be distributed to papers nationally through the Associated Press.

We are happy to have John with us as a contributing columnist.


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