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GM's "Google Years" of Designers Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell

GM's "Google Years" of Designers Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell

Ken Pickering, GM's retired Executive Director, Engineering and Design Services, joins Digging Detroit's Kevin Walsh and Pete Kalinski to discuss his career in the exciting years of design in the 1950s and beyond.

Moving from western Pennsylvania to WWII to GM
Hard work combined with some great breaks
Harley Earl & Bill Mitchell
How long a car takes from design to production
Women in design via Harley Earl
The Corvette SR2 created in 5 weeks for Earl’s son
Henry Ford, Willow Run and the Arsenal of Democracy
Motorama—Harley Earl’s Manhattan Runway
Man’s love-affair with cars
David Temple's new book Motorama:  GM's Legendary Show & Concept Cars

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