[ new content ] Walter Hayes CBE (1924-2000) was a journalist, an automotive industry executive and a writer. He began his professional life in Fleet Street, where he was associate editor of the Daily Mail, and editor of the Sunday Dispatch. Then he joined Ford, retiring as Vice President of Public Affairs. Next he was appointed Chairman of Aston Martin, which he saved from extinction through conceiving and taking into production the DB7, following which he became Chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust. Along the way he inspired, advised and guided a wide range of people, played a leading role in Formula 1, wrote books, was founding Chairman and a trustee of the Aston Martin Heritage Trust, founded its annual publication “Aston”, was appointed Honorary Life President of Aston Martin, made a Governor of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan, Chairman of the Stowe Landscape Gardens Appeal, and a trustee of Glyndebourne, the Grand Prix Mechanics Trust and the National Motor Museum. This is an eclectic collection of journal, magazine, newsletter and newspaper articles, photographs, programmes, speeches and recordings from and about his life. [email protected]