By far the best designer ever this side of the Atlantic.
that is all.
that is all.
ahh ok?Originally posted by yoblues@Feb 26 2004, 06:48 PM
The sad part of it is that he worked for GM and for some reason his concepts were never passed along. I don't mean using his ideas building retro cars but letting the young designers who followed him use his designs as insperation to push the boundries like he did. GM went into a deep sleep design wise that they are only now starting to emerge from. I wonder if those Buick commercials featuring Earl's ghost were an indication someone in GM finally got it.
(totally talking for the guy here but...) i think when he said "sad part of it is that he worked for GM and for some reason his concepts were never passed along", he meant the sad part was that "his concepts were never passed on", not "that he worked for GM". or maybe i'm way off.Originally posted by Canuck@Feb 26 2004, 09:50 PM
Yoblues who would you have preferred Earl work for?
I very happy Earl created such incredible cars for GM. I can't imagine if GM had not had Earl or Bill Mitchell.
it's not that i don't believe that he's important... but my generation has never heard of him, other than the new commercials. so what he did doesn't register with younger people, even though perhaps he's had significant influence. so all i meant was i think the commercials might be useful, even without an exact understanding of who he is. but for my own interst sake i might find out.Originally posted by Canuck@Feb 26 2004, 11:33 PM
Paul check the internet . Harley Earl is one of the most important people in GM's history and arguebly the automotive industry.