Origins of the Car Design Profession
This website's mission is to preserve and extend America's car design legacy for new generations. Why? The above quote by Detroit area automotive writer, Anthony Yanik, only scratches the surface of how Harley Earl was, is, and will always remain America's most influential Car Designer.
1889 to 2019 marks the 130th anniversary of Harley's father, Jacob W. Earl, establishing the Earl Carriage Works in downtown Los Angeles, Ca. The winning tradition and heritage behind America's iconic automobile design legacy begins with the back story of Harley Earl, the son of a late 19th century coach builder turned auto maker.