Floyd Clymer Publications
We are often asked to clarify what happened to the business known as “Floyd Clymer Publications” after the death of its founder, Floyd Clymer in 1970.
Shortly after Floyd’s death, the “Floyd Clymer Publications” business name, titles and rights were purchased by Andleer, Inc., a California corporation, and for a number of years following that acquisition, Andleer, Inc. continued to publish and expand the line of “Clymer” repair and service manuals that most “do-it-yourself” mechanics are familiar with.
In 1987, Andleer, Inc. sold the rights to their post-1970 ‘Clymer’ repair and service manuals to Intertec, Inc. Since that date, Intertec has been purchased and merged with a number of larger corporations including Prism Business Media, Primedia (2001), Penton Media and, most recently, (2013) Haynes (North America) Inc. Interestingly, Haynes continues to produce manuals under the ‘Clymer’ name.
In 2000, VelocePress.com, currently a division of Veloce Enterprises, Inc., a Texas corporation, purchased the residual titles and rights for all the 1970 and prior ‘Floyd Clymer Publications’ including ‘Auto Topics’ and ‘Cycle’ magazines.
In 2005, Veloce Enterprises, Inc., subsequently purchased the titles and rights to the “Clymer Indianapolis Yearbook” series and associated publications such as the Speedway and Driver histories.
Therefore, if there is a particular “Floyd Clymer Publications'” title that you would like to see reprinted, we encourage you to contact us as other than the “Clymer” repair manuals, all of the titles and rights for publications that carry the “Floyd Clymer Publications” logo that are dated prior to 1970, are the property of Veloce Enterprises, Inc., dba VelocePress.com.