Origins of the Auto Design Profession
This website's mission is to preserve and extend America's auto design legacy for new generations. Why? The above quote by 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 2016 marks the 127th 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 19th century coach builder.