If you like cars, subscribe to Jay Leno’s Garage on YouTube. This 1938 Buick “Y” Job episode is one of my favorites. The Harley Earl design had hidden headlamps, power windows, flush door handles, and the waterfall grille design still used by Buick today. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LgMZDC-mK08 …
Harley Earl, a Stanford University dropout, was the initial designated head of design at General Motors, later becoming vice president, the first top executive ever appointed in design of a major corporation in American history. He invented the concept of the concept car.
In the US, while Harley Earl was pioneering the 'spaceship' trend at GM, in Europe, Alfa Romeo worked with Italian design houses like Bertone to create low drag bodies. These Berlina Aerodinamica Technica (or BAT cars) were designed by Bertone's nonpareil genius Franco Scaglione.
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