In 2005, Leslie Kendall, curator of the Peterson Automotive Museum, wrote this insightful statement inside the forward of the catalog book, pictured directly below, that accompanied the museum's unique auto design exhibition, "This book is dedicated to the memory of Harley J. Earl, one of the most hotly collected artists of the 20th Century, whose name is ironically often unknown among collectors of his work."

This email received on June 14, 2006 point out how Harley Earl remains an excellent role model to those who  know about this innovator's body of work:

Subject: THANK YOU

Hello, you might remember me,  I started the following website, http://corvette-info.tripod.com .

I'm 18 years old and my goal in life is to become an automotive designer. Mr. Earl's life is so very fascinating to me and without this website many people, especial of my generation, would never know about this man and what he did to revolutionize the automobile industry.  You should be very proud.

I would just like to thank you from the bottom of my heart.   Keep up the great work!

Chris Draper/ csdfam@citlink.net
Lake
Havasu City, AZ

The 1956 newspaper story, shown below, demonstrates Harley Earl being "the corporation's key 'man of the future' " and how this man's concept car ideology helped keep America's auto world strong in the modern era. Also notice the mention of the Harley Earlites; back then, "Auto Stylists" were often viewed as being advanced design engineers. But this was in the mid-1950s, a time when certain members in the media were starting to spread the word on not only the unique info in the article below but also how "Detroit was America's design center."