Former aftermarket industry publisher Jack Hone passed away peacefully on Oct. 29 at the age of 81 surrounded by his loved ones following a long illness.
Hone’s career in publishing began in 1969 and included 12 years as publisher of Tire Review magazine.
“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Jack Hone, who served as publisher of Tire Review from 1987 to 1999,” said Bill Babcox, CEO of Babcox Media. “In addition to bringing nearly 20 years of publishing experience to his role, he brought a true sense of camaraderie to our organization. He was a well-liked and respected professional that made Tire Review and the industry better, and we are grateful for his contributions.”
In addition to his work in publishing, Hone was the co-founder of Hone Media Group, representing titles like SEMA News magazine, and was also celebrated as a talented musician and music teacher.