May 11, 2005
New exhibit honours Harley Earl at Automotive Hall of Fame
Dearborn, Michigan – Famed GM designer Harley Earl is being honoured with a new photo exhibit at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, running now through July 4, 2005.
Earl, the man who brought styling to the mass-production automobile, got his start in 1927 when GM hired him to head its new design studio. Among Earl’s numerous achievements were the use of clay models, the “dream” concept car, tail fins and the Corvette. Despite the extensive use of computers, clay models are still used in automotive design today.