April, 2006 MOTOR TREND magazine editorial titled, Where Are the Dream Cars of the 21st Century, shows the magazine's editor drilling down on lost mojo-style and long-term vision in Detroit. MOTOR TREND editor, Arthur St. Antoine, laments and longs for the Designer-Earl cars of Tomorrowland.
Earl's "fifty million
cars" milestone in Look of Things prose shown further down (on
pg. 10 below):
"Men there are, who would call the automotive stylist a dreamer - and dreamer he may be - if it is from dreams that fifty million cars can come...and if it is from dreams that sales leadership can come!"