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Ed Bobit: A Man of Outsized Pleasures

Celebrating Ed's birthday at the office.

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet,as well as many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86. Bobit was a man of outsized pleasures, but none more than his work and family, which were usually one and the same.  We hope you enjoy these photos of Ed enjoying the very full life he led. Read the full story here.

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The Many Faces of Ed Bobit

In 1963, Ed (center) accepts a plaque from Howard Pyle, president of the National Safety Council. The award is given to a publication for outstanding coverage in the field of safety. Looking on is Roy Wiley, AF's executive editor.

Founder of Bobit Business Media (originally called Bobit Publishing) and Automotive Fleet Magazine, Ed Bobit has been a leader in fleet for 50 years, since the company's humble beginnings in Illinois in 1961. Through the years, Ed has always maintained a personal presence in the fleet industry and in the pages of Automotive Fleet. Here are some photos and quips from the master himself.

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