All this new information provides a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of a man who influenced the driving tastes and habits of millions. Now that a more comprehensive perspective has finally surfaced on Detroit's most daring experimental artist/engineer, it's easy to see why no other design-conscious engineers of the automobile world in the last seventy years have ever come close to blazing such significant trails of progress as this Dreamer-In-Chief.
The following write-up by Randall Rothenberg in a 2002 AdAge article titled, IN PRAISE OF HARLEY EARL, ARCHITECT OF AUTOMOTIVE EROTICISM hits the mark:
"Harley Earl may be the third-most-influential person in the history of the American auto business. He was the man who, more than any other during the last century, fed Americans' love affair with cars."
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Click image to see how the "art of automotive design" is on the rise
Designer-Earl's clay modeling story begins here, click image
Hollywood Harley, click image
Harley Earl Design (Non-Automotive, Interior, and Exhibit design), click below
Fabulous Firebirds - aerodynamic masterpieces, click below
Even the original name, Art and Colour, was elusive
"GM STYLING" did all this company's outstanding logo designs of the Golden Era