John Baumann 1952-2006

It causes much sadness and regret to inform the membership of the sudden death of John Baumann.

His Assocaition number of 1290 datumís his thirty four years of involvement with MAFVA.  For twenty of those years he served as Information Officer giving yeoman service.

He was one of those genuine nice guys who was always ready to help others and made friend at home and abroad through his efforts on their behalf.

John was an accomplished modeller, draughtsman, and regular contributor to Tankette.

His abiding passion though was researching the history and details of all manner of obscure foreign vehicles from 1900 to 1945.  Hi endeavors in this direction earned him great respect, and provided a legacy of information that would have been unknown but for his industry.

A Leicestershire lad, John was an active member of London MAFVA, a good mate, but above all a devoted and caring family man. 

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, to Christine his wife and their daughters, Louise and Karen.

As with many others I mourn his passing.



John Rulton


John (second from left) and friends, Telford 2005



The John Baumann Trophy on display at Duxford 2007