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"harley earl" Discussed on CarStuff
"And if you remember. Elvis Presley was doing a lot of like Hawaiian beach type movies in you know a lot of movies at the time but one of the movies was called easy. Come easy go and it's like a. It's a musical comedy type thing. There's lots of you know on the beach type activity going on. You Know Surfing that type of thing but one that was done and of course the designed like what would be like a beach car for the nineteen sixties and they gave. Everybody can picture that you know the the Atlantic colors you know the the Bright Reds Greens yellows blues. That kind of thing. I'm the seats seat. Backs are surfboards. That have been chopped modified in in a way that makes sense for a seat back and they look like surfboards. Sticking out of the car looks like four surfboards. It's of course an open vehicle multi. Everybody can picture the hot rod version of that Big engine up front and you know. Open the top and you know big fenders and everything in the the fat wheels all around us not to fed not like the dragster type ones but just a cool looking beach buggy that you would anticipate you know being from that era with the beach cars. Will I guess they just repurpose this thing? As as the as the joker mobile for the Batman TV series which is really strange to me. Like why? Why would bear bear of all people? He was building so many cars. And and like you said been. This is way off brand. It doesn't seem to fit the joker for me. I don't know why but it just doesn't have the right feel to it. Does it far be for me? Criticize someone's artistic choice but it just doesn't. It doesn't feel like a joker mobile I think. Kurt you said it. Best off air were you describing it as the first round the doors looks like the grinches for Yeah Yeah it's all. Kinda matted down and dirty and I know that that's honest you know it's time right. I think it's time that does that. Because I've seen shag carpet that gets into the same condition after longtime you're on old custom vans and things but This is just like it's kind of dirty and getting gross looking right now but to give it credit. I guess it's in the basement of a museum I don't know there's a lot of tiki designed to it. I mean a lot of you know real intricate design on the door panels and creative it. It it's kind of like going for it. It's it's definitely dirty yet creative. It's definitely dirty and I've seen I've seen the the car. There's a A link to a video where it's a little bit cleaned up a little bit polished up and it's probably the way you saw at been all these photos are a little bit rougher. Maybe the way it came into the shop so it does look a lot better but I don't know as far as being a car for the joker a good villain vehicle. I don't know if it's a villains vehicle has has a happier feel to it you know. Yeah it I was to have that like dichotomy right. Especially Arthur classic joker in the Adam West Batman. Yeah is worlds away from like the Heath Ledger. Joker Oh yeah or the one that we just saw. Recently the backstory off the joker. Oh Yeah I guess. That's pretty darcus. Well how he actually became that person. It's just you're right. It's a completely different character altogether So yeah maybe but it's still just doesn't fit that character very well. It's an oddball piece of the collection. I mean there's there's a lot of those the You'd mentioned other movie cars. Yeah delorean a blade runner There was I have to be on. That was the only exhibit where I had some would say mixed feelings. Because there's nothing wrong with vehicles per se but you know you get up close and you know especially with Scifi vehicles you can see. Like hovercraft a glider of some sort and we know that that technology doesn't exist in the real world right. I accept that. Were there to see the design but then when you get closer and closer to break down and go oh that's at is plywood so you could tell that summer meant to be filmed from far away. Rights others are meant for close ups in those of the refined very carefully put together. You know well done ones. That's where you know they. They got the close ups in the in. The you know maybe the person inside and they're doing you know like driving shots or whatever but it from a distance. These cars don't have to be all that you know they just have to have the same general shape. You'RE GONNA have somebody different driving them a stunt driver. Whoever right right so that doesn't necessarily matter. I think one of the best examples I've ever seen but not person were some of the hardcastle McCormick cars. The Coyote remember the COON COYOTE. Kit Car that they had in that Mccormack the The convict in this whole thing. It's it's very improbable setup for the whole host one. I haven't thought about Robert. Yeah yeah but it's a great list loved to watch that show just for that just for the coyote because cool and they had a few that were really well put together and then they had some that. Were just piles of garbage. I mean they just it were fiberglass shells and they were on top of like a really rough frame and but they drove they run and they ran and drove but those are the ones they would jump over hay bales. And you know. They weren't so careful with it because they didn't. They knew that they could build another one quickly. But if you look at you know some of the stills from the actual film itself or or the television show you're able to tell you know like okay this is really really rough you can see the The intensity with which they focused on details in some cars versus others. That are a little bit worried. Like put together a bit more sloppily. You know right or the rough around the edges so you were there at the museum and you're seeing things like you know tack welds and you've really saw plywood on a car like you see in like it's not metal. It's painted wood. And Yeah Yeah. What about any other like really agree? Just things that you saw cars that were standouts for like you know this is the. I can't even believe this is in here in this museum. But it's part of movie history. Yeah I just WANNA keep I wanNA keep it positive like I ate if anything to put a positive spin on it It just the craftsmanship and the ingenuity of the people involved in the production. Because until you get up close to something like a till you get close to some of these vehicles and I'm not going to name specific ones to get up. Close this of these vehicles. You know when you see them on the screen. It looks real My car is kind of like that. Now Yeah what's going on nothing terrible it's just You know from a distance looks pretty good still the vacuum it. No I think it's just getting older. And there's some dents and dings and things from being in a parking lot security sitting on the trunk with their rifle the rifle butts you that They always causes a lot of scuff and dents and things but now just you know the the normal like minor flaws that come along with owning a vehicle for a certain amount of time. And and you know you're less pleased with close up as as you are. Then you know it becomes like a twenty foot car. You're happier with twenty feet away. Then you are up close when you're polishing the car and you you know just all the flaws and the minor imperfections that are there but I think a lot of these museum cars are like that too they're also many of them here that are pristine and he just beautiful beautiful examples. And maybe I'm I don't know if I'm GonNa lead you to something that wasn't there at this time. There were four or five years ago on the ground floor. They had a display. When I was there of French manufactured cars or or build cars. Bugatti the Taube. Oh I think was another one that they had but there beautiful beautiful flowing designs that were painted just like it looked like they had twenty or thirty coats of paint on them and chrome that was in real decorative Organic flowing curves and everything is useful cars but that was also in that controversy was have going on that they were going to get rid of kind of the American culture. The the the south in particular the South South Southern California car culture type vehicles and changed the whole thing over to like these French designs because the the new owner of the place and there was a lot of back and forth. Talk about what they were doing because they were selling some cars off. I think at the time right. People were worried that they were going to completely convert over to a different type of museum that it was never intended to be like where. Where does the Line Stop Right? Yeah exactly yeah because they had that history of being kind of like a a microcosm of southern California car culture through the decades like everything from the very beginning of the automobile all the way through current day. Yeah we'll definitely expanded their collection you know and one of the things is really impressive And you can see these if you go during the right time would be all the all the concept cars they. Have you know like they have a plymouth explorer that was built by Ghia and It explore yeah is nineteen fifty four. This was just a design study for Blake. How it Plymouth? Look if this manufacturer built it yeah I like stuff like that. Yeah and is really stylish. Nineteen thousand nine hundred forty four hundred. I'M GONNA have to look that up and see what that was all about but You so they have more than they have other concept vehicles there of course sure. But yeah I I. I find like just the declarative nature of what they have there to be fascinating too. It's like they. They didn't focus on just one type vehicle or one No not. It's not not that there's a bad thing about this but when you go to certain museums that have a focus like that. It's like hot Rod Matab Museum or drag Racing Museum than I went to recently they. It's all drag racing cars. They've got a separate building. That has you know. They're the collection of the owner. You know that has other stuff but like one building is strictly just for this type of vehicle. I find it fascinating that they have. So many different cars they can rotate in and out like And they have all these different Exhibits can again bring in and out like the they have a Porsche collection. Right I guess is is pretty exemplary as well. They have like extensive as they say Everything from one thousand nine hundred eighty nine Porsche. Sixty four all the way up through you know. Modern Day porsches well. They have Japanese automotive industry. Vehicles Air on display. Like you know a huge history of Japanese automotive industry so like everything from the beginning to the end of that as well. They have children's race cars that are powered that they can bring out. Which I think is a fascinating thing. I'd love to see that that I didn't see. I don't think I remember seeing any of those but the power children's race cars would be really cool thing because I'm a big go kart fan anyway. Like right They have you know the lightning McQueen car from you know Pixar. Yeah D.C. Disney car Delaney McQueen shirt on today. It's kind of like a sort of a superman superman movie. I just realized that I had the shirt on today. That's what I'll say. They have the NASCAR Herbie there. Which is kind of a unique vehicle. The nineteen ninety-two batmobile. Of course you talked about. They've got Elvis Presley's Pandera is somewhere there that car. That's another one that we just talked about recently. You know how Elvis Presley a guy he was. He had a lot of cars big collection of cars and the Patera one that sometimes. We'll make the rounds you know. They'll it'll travel. And you know with cars the rockstars or whatever you know and I know that it went to the Henry Ford at some point and you can go see you know. There's the bullet hole in the in the steering wheel from where he shot. The king shot the car. Apparently when it wouldn't start and I think the story is that after he shot at the things started up like it worked like he threatened it into operating in. What's the street? There's a whole story behind The the pen Tara L. and Elvis Presley but Oh and you've talked about the delorean time machine. That's one that I think everybody can picture. There's there's all kinds of movie cars and cars are owned by famous people. I know I saw When I was there there was Fatty arbuckle scar. He's a he's a car guy A big car guy. He's a he's a he's a big guy he was the big fella thus the nickname fatty arbuckle but he Hit cars that were built by parley. Earl he went to Harley Earl on three cars made specifically for him by Harley Earl. He were designed and built for him by Him. I guess that predates the days when he worked for GM of course and was fulltime on the GM design Steph. But her one of the things about Fatty arbuckle he.
"harley earl" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds
"There was a young man and that I had a chance to top two by the name of Roger Caruth. I hope I'm saying his name right Who is a part of the Nascar Youth Development Program and He's actually training to become a race car driver so yeah. I think that that's awesome. That they have these diversity programs that are already in place to help Young kids have colored Try To you know. Get BECOME NASCAR. Drivers so young. Little bubbles are training. We need all the little bubbles up and notice we need. We Need Young. Bubbas OUT THERE. So yeah that was. That was awesome right. We'll let me give I give some facts. Then I went in my die fact finding mission when I had to watch this so I can. Oh something's going on here okay. So we'll go back to Daytona since you started you started as their Jamie. Yes So basically this is two hundred laps. five hundred mile long race since the name and this is the start of the race season. Where everybody is hype. It's also know like this is like it's like an interesting thing you know not so cool thing but it's famous for like the photo finishes because you WANNA see everybody. Hold up that Harley Harley Earl trophy is what they get They also get about one point five million. Oh I mean I think we're seeing a common here out hurt too much for money. So that's.
"harley earl" Discussed on KOMO
"Twenty three past the hour on first like Kevin car's been to the movies as he does he seen the rhythm sections are thinking good something about music maybe some famous sidemen or something and I see the trailer Kevin it looks like a like a taut suspense thriller good morning Michael you're wrong on all fronts about what it could be because it's not about a band and it's not a great movie either it's meant to be that action thriller this one stars Blake lively as a woman who's lost her whole family in a terrorist attack and has hit the skids and her lace falling apart because she feels guilty about it and then decides at some point when she's a drug addicts could prostitute that she is going to become an assassin and go after the people that killed her parents and and her brother and sister and so she basically trains with this old MI six agent played by Jude law and tries to well you know become that world classes as of now I don't know why she's able to do it in in just a couple weekends but I gotta say I I just kind of any movie that he would take less time to get an assassin's a badge than it does to become to go to clown college it wants to do a certain thing but it really doesn't know what it's doing really kind of falls apart and they forget to put too much action and all all right then I guess you won't mind that how we do this rating so I know that this is percussion and not read them but how many cowbells do you give the rhythm section well you know Christopher Walken would say anything could use more cowbells but this does not get very many cowbells he gets one cow bell because it's just a clunk and that's it I got a fever the only prescription that's it thanks Kevin Kerr and of course David it is now twenty five minutes past the hour on first light on this Tuesday morning on the fifth that wouldn't what day is this it's the it's the fourth day of February twenty twenty first light flashed back to this day in nineteen forty eight is a Cadillac rolls off the assembly line was something different from famed car designer Harley Earl J. opens would make their first appearance on the nineteen forty eight Cadillac at first the public was slow to accept the shoulder of course our own made them bigger soon Cadillac sales nearly doubled and everyone rushed to copy them by the end of the.
"harley earl" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Seven sixty four twenty three past the hour on first like Kevin cars been to the movies as he does he seen the rhythm sections are thinking good something about music maybe some famous sidemen or something and I see the trailer Kevin it looks like a like a taut suspense thriller hi good morning Michael you're wrong on all fronts about what it could be because it's not about a band and it's not a great movie either it's meant to be that action thriller this one stars Blake lively as a woman who's lost her whole family in a terrorist attack and has hit the skids and her lace falling apart because she feels guilty about it and then decides at some point when she's a drug is good prostitute that she is going to become a an assassin and go after the people that killed her parents and and her brother and sister and so she basically trains with this old MI six agent played by Jude law and tries to well you know become that world classes as of now I don't know why she's able to do it in in just a couple weekends but I gotta say I I discount any movie that he would take less time to get an assassin's a badge than it does to become to go to clown college it wants to do a certain thing but it really doesn't know what it's doing really kind of falls apart and they forget to put too much action in at all all right then I guess you won't mind that how we do this rating so I know that this is percussion and not read them but how many cow bells do you give the rhythm section well you know Christopher Walken would say anything could use more cowbells but this does not get very many cowbells it gives one cow bell because it's just a clunk and that's it even the only prescription is that's it thanks Kevin Kerr and of course David it is now twenty five minutes past the hour on first light on this Tuesday morning on the fifth that wouldn't what day is this it's the it's the fourth day of February twenty twenty first light flashed back to this day in nineteen forty eight is a Cadillac rolls off the assembly line with something different from famed car designer Harley Earl K. opens would make their first appearance on the nineteen.
"harley earl" Discussed on Business Wars
"The so-called edsel show is part of the most expensive car debut of all time can record. The second is named this new car after his father Edsel who died tragically of cancer during World War. Two this is a bold gamble by Henry the second and he's using television the biggest and most expensive means possible to tell the world it is an expression of his extreme confidence in this new car art but the edsel stumbles right off. The Bat potential customers find it ugly. They criticized the car's Grille comparing it's shaped shaped everything from a toilet seat to amand sucking on a lemon and the name they don't like it after just two years. The EDSALL goes goes to an early grave just like the man it was named for Ford loses over a quarter of a billion dollars on the car and for years to come the edsel would be a punchline of countless jokes a bad idea poorly executed meanwhile at Chevrolet Chevrolet the divisions legendary design. Chief Harley Earl is nearing retirement one day earl arrives at General Motors new state of the art. Styling Studio just outside Detroit in Warren Michigan. He finds a new prototype in the works a fiberglass model of next year's Belair produced by his his proteges. Now Earl knows a winner when he sees one and this vehicle. Well this vehicle has two tone paint eight a face that looks like it's smiling and tailfins that make the car look like it's flying by even when it sitting still Harley Earl circles the car has six-foot-five frame towering over it and then he says with his trademark stutter. We decided ready to put a little bit of a Cadillac. This Chevrolet when the nineteen fifty. Seven Chevy Bel Air goes onto the market Chevrolet executives have huge expectations. This car has a roaring two hundred forty five horsepower V.. Eight it comes as a two door afford or a station Wagon Gore a convertible. This is an icon. This is the fifty seven Chevy at first the nineteen fifty seven. Chevy Bel Air does not sell as well as GM executives have hoped in fact Ford outsell Chevy in nineteen fifty seven for the first time in more than twenty years but by by the end of the decade car buyers can't get enough of the fifty seven Chevy. The car wins forty nine Nascar Grand National Races. Most most of all the car styling seems to capture the essence of nineteen fifties American optimism. The fifty seven allow Chevrolet once again to pull out in front of Ford to regain its position as King of America's roads. Back in Dearborn Michigan Henry. Ford the second is desperate desperate. He's desperate for ideas in the executive suites and like the rest of the nation. He wants new blood and he thinks he knows. Just the man. In the next episode of Ford versus Chevrolet Lee iacocca pushes the car business to full throttle and helps launch Detroit. Detroit into the nineteen sixties the golden age of racing and the new era of the muscle car From wondering business wars. We hope you enjoyed this episode. And we invite you to subscribe on Apple podcasts. spotify Google podcasts. Stitcher iheartradio wherever you get your podcasts. You'll find the link on the episode notes just tap or Swipe over the cover art. You'll also see some offers mar sponsors and we hope you'll support our show by supporting them and if you like what you've been listening to. It would be great if you could give us a five star rating until you have subscribed to another way support us is by answering or short survey at wondering underly dot com slash survey. And by the way. Don't forget to tell us what business war stories you'd like to hear a quick note about the conversations you've been hearing we can't know exactly actually what was said but this dialogue is based on our best research. I'm your host David Brown. Aj Beim wrote this story. Karen lows our senior producer and editor produced by. Emily Frost lost sound design by Kyle Randall. Our executive producers are Jenny Lower Beckmann and marshal Louis created by earn Lopez.
"harley earl" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"I live in Hart, Michigan. My favorite car with a red Honda Civic that I bought back in two thousand with a friend, the about twenty three years old, we were riding our bikes to work riding the bus getting there any way we could. But Finally, I needed a car I was Baker and I needed to beat at the bakery at about three in the morning. So my friend, and I decided that if we pooled our money, we could actually afford something together, and we would take turns using it, we scoured the paper we found this little civic in the next town over. We gotta ride there. The woman was asking fifteen hundred dollars. We looked at the car it was perfect. We explained to the woman that we wanted to buy, the car whatever situation was in this older woman in great kindness, said to us girls. I'm going to give you that car for five hundred dollars, my friend, and I burst into tears, and we came away with an incredible gratitude for people's generosity and compassion. Gary in Yardley, Pennsylvania. But I have this feeling that my car played a part in saving my life. So I thought I should call to say thanks out loud. Experienced a sudden whiteout on an icy road going over a mountain pass in West Virginia. Just been to my father's funeral and Kentucky and was returning to Washington DC for work, but because of the four wheel drive being loaded the road and other magic is put into this car. I I don't like commercials but a Subaru might be about love because it was steady and ready and secure when I needed it most. So I'm mindful to take care of a car. It has to take care of me in mind when we need it to thanks to all of you who shared your stories with us, and we'll get to some more of your stories in a moment. But, you know, our car stories are bound to change with industry changes and new production standards and climate change, and ridesharing and cars that drive themselves. How did our love affair with cars, develop, and can this marriage be saved? Joining us in studio is Dan, Albert the author of a we there yet. The American automobile past present and driverless, Dan. Welcome to one A. Thank you. Joshua excited to be with you in your book. You talk about car guys. What is a car guy, and how did you become one? I actually use the term advisedly because what I say is there are a lot of incognito car. Guys living among us. I tell the story of getting an IV from sort of middle aged nurse, and everybody asks me, what are you writing about driverless cars? She said, I'll never give up my BMW of the stick shift and the convertible, top. That is a car guy. My daughter, who were using guy is a jazz, a Zach, Liz agenda, broad term, exactly clear. But also to say, you know, we construct the automobile is distinctly male, and we therefore, do not think about the fact that there are plenty of women who have relationships with vehicles have an experience with the automobile that is very intense. What is it about our country? That makes car. So prominent here. That makes cars such a major role had gives car such a major role in our landscape. Well, I think you certainly have to start with the history, the automobile is really invented in France, and in Europe, but it's a rich man's toy as it gets imported to the United States, very quickly American inventors and American consumers realized that this would be a great way to not only get around, but also to have some fun. We were coming out of a bicycle craze. The idea of going out for a picnic in the countryside. The automobile did all of those things, and then, of course, we get mass production and Henry Ford's the name there, and I like to think of that Ford model t is kind of a standard issue car, he made between nineteen twenty one and nineteen twenty five for example, nine million of these and that was half of the cars in the country. So very very quickly. We have loads and loads of cars in the country and people like them. And this happens generations before anyone else. And I think that's really the beginning. There's also kind of. Something about the culture of America that has viewed vehicles and being able to kind of go where you want, and do what you want as part of who we are. You know, look at motorcycles. For example, motorcycles were invented, I believe in eighteen ninety six or thereabouts Bill Harley and Walter north Davidson built their first Harley Davidson in one thousand nine three. So this kind of something about the nature of being able to just go where you want, and do what you want, and have it look and feel the way you want that reads is very American. I agree with you. I think you touch on two points. They're looking feel like you want is really about consumers and, and consumer society. And that was very much has always been very much part of the automobile. But the other thing is, again, this idea as you say of the freedom. The United States has never had a strong central government as say Europe. So we've never had a belief that people should be that are mobility, should be as control. Rolled by government is and, and collectively as I think we do other places, and I think that's got a lot to do with why we believe in freedom. And then, of course you know that's the national myth. That's the national myth of the revolution and becoming free. Now, the, the image of a car kind of something that speaks to America's ideals were there, certain people other than Henry Ford who played a big role in shaping that idea, whether it was marketers advertisers, are lawmakers or other car companies, like who can we point to and say, oh, that person is kind of the root of this cultural, constant, I think the two names that always come up one his Alfred P Sloan, and the other is Harley Earl Sloan was the most important auto executive in the world. He was the longtime head of General Motors, he developed what's referred to a Sloan ISM and that involved, the flexibility of manufacturing. But most importantly, the idea that what he described as a car for every. Person at purse and purpose. The diversity of a motor that you could have you could have a little sports car. You could have a big truck. You could have a fancy sedan or run of the mill sedan that was Henry Ford. I'm sorry. I was offered Sloan the, the other guy is Harley Earl the most leading most influential designer of automobiles in American history lead designer at General Motors tailfins. That's him. He said getting into a car should be vacation. And he really designed American automobiles to do that from the nineteen twenties through the nineteen sixties, the American automobile was his automobile there. Also a few people who kind of became Rockstars over the years for the way that they designed and built cars, you know, you look at someone like Carroll Shelby who got very prominent for what he could do with Mustang, and like there were certain kinds of cars that it was almost like watching a model on a runway. You know, you're never gonna buy that outfit, but it kind of lets you know what's possible and feud get as close to that IT as possible than that says something about you. I think so. And another one to think of there's Ferdinand Porsche Epimetheus sports cars. You didn't have to be able to afford a Porsche to get the Porsche poster on the wall or even wear some Porsche swag. So. Really is about creating an image, a dream, a passion about something that you want. The Shelby is, is Shelby's really a an aftermarket guy. This is a name that's associated with racing. But also with kit cars, and particularly with the Mustang of transforming that automobile into something, you want to be, and one, other guy. Oh, mentioned is Lee Iacocca, who's famous for running Chrysler during the nineteen seventies and eighties. But he's also the guy that created the Mustang and all he did was say, hey, wait a minute. We have this basic, boring sedan, let's chop off the back now. We have a short trunk and along hood and boy that looks nice. Well what about that basic boring sedan? I mean this plenty of people who are like I love my Camry. I love my civic eleven Mazda. Three and it does exactly what I needed to do. And it's good on gas and it's reliable and I never needed to be serviced and to hell with the sports car. That's all. I want in my life. I think you're absolutely right. And we think of the car is an appliance sort of what I would argue is that those people are also presenting an image and what is that image? Well, I'm not fooled by these hotshot cars. I'm not going to be an idiot and by Alexis, I'm gonna buyatoyota. But is that something that came out of American car culture, is that because you look at those a lot of those are imports Honda Toyota Nissan Mazda like is that something that was imposed on our culture or that we created in other countries emulated, I think, in terms of the Japanese in particular that came in at a period where it was the antecedents of the American automobile. And it's also true the Volkswagen beetle which showed up here in the nineteen fifties. They were very much an anti if you will, in American automobile very much the tip assists of that. But I don't think you can say the Japanese had a different attitude. They were not trying to build appliance as they were trying to build a machine that would not. Compete directly with the big three in Detroit. And that's exactly what they did. We're speaking to Dan, Albert his book is called. Are we very yet? The American automobile past present and driverless, glad to get some of your car stories, as well. Jason tweeted my first adult purchase was my two thousand four Cadillacs CT S, as the second oldest of six kids, I had the gumption to teach my younger brothers how to drive went well, the first fifteen minutes until my youngest, brother. Jared jumped the curb Kelly tweeted, my first car had a muffler that was rusting off. So you could hear me a mile away and a passenger side door that would just fall off if opened we kept it locked. But it always started out even during cold Minnesota winters and had great heat priorities. I'm Joshua Johnson. And you're listening to one A. Philip emailed. We are car crazy in this country, and it's one of the reasons. Our public transportation system is non existent compared to the European countries. I've been to the train systems over there, actually work on time and the bus systems. Take you any place in major cities. We need to be more like the EU, Dan. How do you compare American car culture and European car culture? Well again, if we go back, we know that the Europeans considered the car luxury item as we hear, they have a much better system, public transportation, they're much more invested in it. And that's part of the fact that the car culture came there much later. But, you know, one of the things I should say about the book it, it gets a little dangerous for me. Because I'm expected to be four cars and then hated by the people who are against cars, or for public transportation, or, you know, people that like Shelby cobras and, and Harley Davidsons might think I'm a suspect, because I have a lot of good things to say about the public transportation if we thought you hated Harley Davidsons, I never would have let you in the building, just trust me. So the fact that you're sitting down means we've added you. Right. But there's another aspect to Phillips Email, that I'm interested in, and that has to do with public transportation, granted not every public transportation system is bad or falling apart. Or, you know, just doesn't work, but there is truth to the conflict between. Lean mass transportation and cars to the point where in some cities, like Los Angeles, the automotive industry interests, actively worked to destroy mass transit like streetcars. Right. So what you're talking about is the so called streetcar conspiracy of General Motors. And this is a very interesting story because it's a one that people can point to, and, you know, not to disagree with the host, but the reality is, what General Motors was promoting at that point was buses. So they wanted to get people off the rails..
"harley earl" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Then he was gonna maybe get a hit record again. Any? Denting go that far. But anyway, so I wrote it up I wrote this whole thing. And I went to the Hollywood rabbi I pitched it to development people at various studios, and they all they all were like. They really liked what they saying. We really liked the space. Now, the space means they were talking about the fifties. And cars they liked that as a space, but they were less interested in the fictional characters and my character, but they wanted to know more about Harley Earl they were really interested in that guy. When you get that note from five hundred row, you know. It was like. Oh, okay. So so that means I really gotta go do some research and write real stuff that I'm not very good at making up the allows you novelist the stuff I made up they weren't interested in. So at that point. This is the point of the whole story. I'm telling you is that I was back to okay, I'm going to have to write a book on Harley Earl. And I'm going to have to go do all the research and. And then I'll come back later and do whatever. So that was the beginning of my journey to learn about Harley, and and the carpets, and it was it was a wonderful experience because every day when I was doing this. I would I would come across this these wait what moments really? You know? And and it was just endless. Does anyone know what the what the big reason that propelled invention of the car is in the United States? Is anyone know what what that was a reaction to? Horse coop. We were buried in. It all these literally they were measuring how many metric tonnes each city was producing had to get rid of every day there were two million horses. And they had the shovel it and get rid of it every day, and it was a huge ecological problem. So there was a group of young men out there, and they were all men, and there were these gear heads, you know, and they were working in shops and garages and stuff like that trying to come up with a self propelled vehicle that would put the horse out to pasture. So there wouldn't it wouldn't poop all over the place. And that's that's how would I didn't know that. And it went on it went on for ever. I mean, I I would the story of Harley I started off with thinking about it was the fifties. And he's in I read the, of course, it he's he invented he ran the corvette, which was my favorite character. You know? And then I read that he was the guy who came up with. Fins on all those cars that my dad drove. And when I send. Wow, spins and that I knew right? There was the title that had to be the child because that's the that's the faster metaphor for the car. And as I'm reading about how the the the the. Business developed again, what what I did notice about all these the problem that took me so long as there have been three billion books written about the car business. Most of them are written shortage a male year heads and every took and they're just not rollicking good stories about the cars, and they're about the business. And that you know, and there's never any women. And there's nothing you think that any woman would whatever read, and I found that to be true. So told me in so I would just keep finding these amazing little stories in there about the things that Harley sorta came up with and how facts that I never expected like. This guy. I started to write about the fifties. His father had been a lumberjack in Michigan. Pine forest after the civil war. They went out to California in each tablet cherish shop. Okay. And it became kind of successful. And writers the nation was turning from carriages two cars. He started doing car bodies. Because that was the thing and he moved the family out of downtown Los Angeles up to a little dirt street village in the hills. Call hollywood..
"harley earl" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK
"I'm sure if you've been. Every year. You ought to get somebody set aside to take with you. Are you doing? I love your show, and is really appreciate this opportunity. Well, we appreciate you listens to hold on. David makes your Kalisa information. Hold on. Don't hang up. Boy, I tell you what to do. And we appreciate you data. Jacob doing this. Our listeners come down there for free a few of them getting. It's awesome out. We're looking forward to having everybody and something else that we're going to have down there this year that you definitely don't want to miss we're bringing in GM future. Liner number ten, which is it's sort of a bus like vehicle that we that was used during the parade of progress back during the nineteen forties and nineteen fifties. They only built twelve of these. And right now believe the estimate is there's eight of them left in existence. So it's a once in a lifetime kind of thing that you'll get to see we'll have that down at the show. And it'll be there for the entire run of the show. You'll get to get up close with it. Check it out. It's an amazing vehicle. You know, they had one of these things it sold at Barrett. Jackson a few years ago went for four million dollars. So this is this is a pretty rare vehicle was designed by Harley Earl legendary with General Motors a lot of people know his designs. So it's something that you definitely want to check out. And I'm looking at this thing on your website. And I'm sure a pitcher does. Doesn't do it Justice? I cannot wait to see when I look at the size of this thing. Yeah. These people when I tell you, you're not gonna wanna miss it. You are not gonna wanna miss a anybody who has questions you didn't get to ask questions deductor arbiter, the veterinarian every studio he still here you got him. Give us a call. And if you got any questions for j w about what's going on auto show after some hard questions stuff that he might not let me ask him if he can get away somebody's secret as going on. There's going to be a surprise is going on at the auto auto show this year. So give us a call for eight nine two two seven zero three win. Saturday's news talk thirteen eighty W A. Okay..
"harley earl" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Sharper point, presented by Schwartz laser eye center terrorists right here in the valley. Apparently Sohan, let's be honest. It wouldn't be the first time in nine eleven hijackers. Some flight training here in the valley. The guys who shot up Muhammed drawing contest and California lived here in the valley, and they might have received weapons and training from nother valley resident, but this latest accused valley terrorist is surprising for a couple of reasons. First the guy just sounded like he was a little nuts. He shows up outside of sheriff substation in fountain hills calls nine one one asked to talk to a deputy. And when a sheriff's sergeant comes out to chat with him. He allegedly attacks the veteran deputy the sheriff shot AT the sheriff's sergeant I should say shot eighteen year old male Hamad who survived and it's a good thing. Because the feds had a prize waiting for him. In addition to the the two state charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and account of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is male Hamad was now facing terrorism charges. He's accused of providing advice assistance direction or management. Dicing and they claiming engage in an act of terrorism. Just the day before he was shot by that. Sheriff sergeant really this guy's a threat this guy. I mean, let's review what happened. Hamad allegedly called nine one one wants to talk to a deputy. So when this veteran serve sheriff's sergeant would context Hamad outside the substation. He starts throwing rocks at him. What's then allegedly brandishes a knife and advances towards the sergeant despite repeated command him to drop the weapon, and the sergeant shoots him. He's given first aid on the scene, transported Gaza. Sounds more. Like, he's an idiot, then a terrorist. But former CIA chief Dan Hoffman says don't underestimate it. More people like him and told us this morning that yes, this guy's this guy. You know, didn't really show whole lot of forethought in wasn't very sophisticated. But what he was doing. The takeaway is that here's somebody who was radicalized and it can happen in cyberspace. And that's the challenge again for state and local law enforcement, and if there's a nexus to overseas, then of course, our intelligence community, including my old agencies CIA with come involved. Wow. So this actually is something we need to take seriously. Even if it doesn't seem like his methods should be taken. Seriously, KTAR news time is made eleven time. Now for the KTAR timeline would Jason Graham brought to you by the husband and wife team of briar law. Protecting the rights of the seriously injured in Arizona since nineteen Ninety-six. Good morning. It's Thursday January seventeenth and on this day in nineteen fifty three at the General Motors, Motorola in New York City. Chevrolets concept sports car the core. Vet makes its debut named after a fast, naval warship. The corvette was the brainchild of General Motors lead designer Harley Earl influenced by small European sports cars such as the G and the Jaguar that were fast becoming popular in America. Earl noticed a lack of American presence in the sports car market and went to work on designing one for GM. It's hard to believe these days, but the corvette brand almost didn't make it through its first years in production because of electrical grounding issues with the all fiberglass design and multiple marketing faux pas, ironically, it was competitor Ford's release of The Thunderbird that kept the corvette and business. Improvements to the engine. Plus a featured appearance on the popular sixties road trip show, route sixty six boosted its popularity these days it holds the title for longest running continuously produced passenger car and from the sixty three split window to the seventies. Stingrays to the modern sleek and sexy designs of today. There's no denying the corvette is an American classic. I debuted on this day in nineteen fifty three. Well, a corvette and most places this morning in the valley's going gonna get where very fast. Anyway, here's.
"harley earl" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"I'm I'm excited about this. Because I hear from people. It's great. I see it's kinda low on run tomatoes. But the people love it, and the critics I don't know who did you hear from who says great is. I want that person tag. Oh, okay. I will looks amazing. I will I think Scott God, I think grizzly Scott from football. Are maybe was cousin, Sal, I'm trying to I'm trying to think somebody saw bohemian rhapsody people like it right now. People got it at ninety four. What are the top critics have it at forty five? And I mean, the while that's weird. So supposedly the final concert is so good at forgives anything that happens. Well, tipping his hand. That's not accurate. All right. Well, listen. I wanna know. I wanna learn just like I taught you all little civics lesson wheelchair you we'll discuss I wanna learn about human ramp city because I'm torn Brad Williams in studio tomorrow, you guys can stick around and listen to a good sports with me and damage Shak. Jeff's Osario, go watch him on the dick Rasi show on funnier. Die and Bill. Let's get the book fins Harley Earl and the rise of General Motors and the glory days of Detroit and tell next time. This is animal Corolla for Bill NATO, cedar. Angiogram ball, Brian Saint Mahala? Don't squeeze the Jews. Full the Adam Jones Twitter role Chauve always on the Twitter at Adam Corolla, leave Leave us us. a voicemail dated eight six seven four four. Taking me is you're gonna get a weekly dose of inspiration and motivation. Click get Adam Corolla dot com fantasy. Yes..
"harley earl" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"The rest of. The podcast play with pain. I'll tell you more about that second. Our guests is an interesting writer. He's written is running. I don't know if you guys know who Harley Earl is, but he was sort of lead design guru at General Motors for million years into signed all those kind of cars, so it's called fins, but also New York Times bestselling author, and he wrote the book, I'm dying up here, which is based on Showtime series, which is one of my favorite. Sadly, I don't think we're gonna see a season for these three or just a season to do. I can't figure out how they work. But that show made me laugh, and it made me think, so we'll talk the William about all that stuff in a in a moment. Sorry, and one more thing I wanted to get into look down Brian challenge. You not this second. But just in general come up with some good mean nanna stories, and I we could trade how mean grant by there's I'm interested. See I'm not interested in captain of a sub in World War Two being mean, that's like this guy. There's lives at stake and mistakes or going to kill people and baba I'm interested in mean, when you don't have to be mean, she plays against your grandmotherly persona mean, then that's that's real meat. Right. That's mean for the love of the game of me. Yeah. That's I and my grandmother was mean, my the rest of my family were sorted derelict in their duties, and lazy and bad parents. But they weren't mean. My grandmother was mean like she liked to put people. Down. We discovered is a correction on pronuncia. It's actually pronounciation. First thing in the mean toolbox is correct. I correct everyone all the time. And I always constantly kind of keep them on their heels off Jeff aimlessly famously show one point I said, I was a little kid. I liked the pirates of the Caribbean. She goes it's Caribbean ranks grandma like I was like oh Notre Dame playing today's. Yes, it's Notre Dom thank right to LSU. So you can think you can think of that. I'm putting a question out to the heavens..
"harley earl" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Right. I don't even like Jim Carrey. But that's an outrage that he was not nominated and that that group and the other people, I'm sure did a wonderful job. But this is a good. Acting and you must become the other person's like a two part. I'll do higher standard for sure. Yes. You would know if he didn't. And he became him to the point where I don't know if you woke me up and said, which performance are you watching an actual one or Jim Andy Kaufman, or Jim, I wouldn't even know. And that that's amazing. Yeah. When when people say any Kaufman, Jim Carey's image pops in my mind before Andy Kaufman stuff. Yes. But Jim Morrison and vowed Kim Val Kilmer was nominated but didn't win. He was nine hundred. I didn't even know if he's nominated. But if not the essence of acting is you becoming this other human being in knocking it out of the ballpark. It drives me nuts. All right. So and I'm always still angry at what's his name from Lomas sunshine because Allen are canal in arkan- because he's got fucking Oscar for that piece of shit performance. Anyway, let's not live in the past. He did nothing. Nothing. Fuck back VW, boss one of those life. Time achieve it's not living. That was passed. Do. That's all. You're right. But we can't we have to have an toward the toward the future. All right. Let's see. We got the news Speaking of acting being directing John singleton and me this picture of him and willy t ribs when he met with I told you John single then met with willy t Ribbs to work on story. That's based on my documentary. Uppity. And I didn't wanna share the picture because I didn't know we wanted to put it out there. He just it. Just scrammed Akram went on this for a year. And he's just put it up there. And in the caption, the reverence he has for willy t Ribbs is really amazing. Well, what's it says willy t Ribbs? Remember that name not every day. You get to be in the presence of a legend. This man broke the barrier on the race track Formula Ford first black man to win series and England formula land first black man to racing series transam first black man to win a race twice series one or up when eighteen races IMSA first black man to win a race to time driver of the year IndyCar. I mean, it just goes on and on and on. Yes. So singleton is working on the willy t Ribbs story. So cool. Yeah. It'd be nice. We actually put them together. And it'd be nice if Showtime could've bought the plane ticket to get him out here from Austin instead of us, but. Finger how life works you just pay for everything and hopefully get paid one day. All right. We got Bill here. So Harley Earl what was his reign? What when did he start? When did he finished? He started with GM and twenty six he had been working on designing bodies fancy car by nineteen nineteen twenty six people may remember campaign from several years ago where sort of the the ghost of Harley Earl came back to work with new GM product price or whatever it was like they do now with the dodge brothers. But go ahead. Well, he'd been he'd been customizing car bodies for silent film stars and GM heard about him..
"harley earl" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"I want to give you a little history of letterbombs listener of mine friend of mine was a friend of yours as a friend of mine sent me this this morning. So this came to me from a friend of mine about the history of letter bombs, and my the friend of mine said what might be the first recorded case of a device broadly similar to a modern parcel bomb was featured in the eighteenth century affair fair known as the Bandbox plot. Bandbox plot on November fourth seventeen twelve a Bandbox which is a lightweight. Hatbox was sent to Robert Harley Earl of Oxford, the British Lord treasurer and the box contain the number of loaded and cocked pistols true, who's triggers was attached a thread, which would have made the pistols fire the moment the box was open. But the plot was foiled by Jonathan swift. If you can believe it author of Gulliver's travels who happened to be visiting the Earl of Oxford Jonathan swift perceiving a threat to be something tricky sees the package cut the thread, thus disarming. The device and the attack was laid at the door of the opposition whig party and through enormous popular sympathy be behind Mr. Holly. And guess what happened? Then the precise perpetrators were never identified or apprehended. You know, what I'm saying history is quite instructive. And what goes around comes around, the perpetrators were never identified or apprehended, but popular sympathy went behind the man received the hatbox with the pistols in it. So you know, there's nothing under the sun. And it takes. Doesn't take any great intelligence to figure this out so far, but they may dick someone up out of a trailer park in Florida. Some lizard, looking type of man out of Ozark, the Ozark type from the Netflix thing Ozark, some guy like that some crack imagine it'll be tattooed ex army ranger probably highly decorated and he'll be waving a confederate flag, you'll have an IRA patch on a shoulder. He'll be carrying a copy of stop mass hysteria and screaming Savage Nation..
"harley earl" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"This this morning. So this came to me from a friend of mine about the history of letter bombs, and my the friend of mine said what might be the first recorded case of a device broadly similar to a modern parcel bomb was featured in the eighteenth century affair fair known as the Bandbox plot band box plot on November fourth seventeen twelve a Bandbox which is a lightweight. Hatbox was sent to Robert Harley Earl of Oxford, the British Lord treasurer and the box contain the number of loaded and cock pistols to who's triggers was attached a thread, which would have made the pistols fire the moment the box was open. But the plot was foiled by Jonathan swift. If you can believe it author of Gulliver's travels who happened to be visiting the Earl of Oxford Jonathan swift perceiving a threat to be something tricky sees the package cut the thread, thus disarming. The device and the attack was laid at the door of the opposition whig party and through enormous popular sympathy be behind Mr. Harley, and guess what happened? Then the precise perpetrators were never identified or apprehended. You know, what I'm saying history is quite instructive. And what goes around comes around, the perpetrators were never identified or apprehended, but popular sympathy went behind the man who received the hatbox with the pistols in it. So you know, there's nothing under the sun. And it takes. Doesn't take any great intelligence to figure this out so far, but they may dick someone up out of a trailer park in Florida. Some lizard, looking type of man out of Ozark, the Ozark type from the Netflixing Ozark some guy like that some crack imagine it'll be tattooed ex army ranger probably highly decorated and he'll be waving a confederate flag, you'll have a NRA patch on a shoulder..
"harley earl" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"I want to give you a little history of letter bombs, a listener of mine friend of mine was a friend of yours does a friend of mine sent me this this morning. So this came to me from a friend of mine about the history of letter bombs, and my the friend of mine said what might be the first recorded case of a device broadly similar to a modern parcel bomb was featured in the eighteenth century affair known as the Bandbox plot. Bandbox plot on November fourth seventeen twelve a Bandbox which is a lightweight. Hatbox was sent to Robert Harley Earl of Oxford, the British Lord treasurer and the box contained the number of loaded and cocked pistols to who's triggers was attached a thread, which would have made the pistols fire the moment the box was open. But the plot was foiled by Jonathan swift. If you can believe it author of Gulliver's travels who happened to be visiting the Earl of Oxford Jonathan swift perceiving a threat to be something tricky sees the package cut the thread, thus disarming. The device and the attack was laid at the door of the opposition whig party and through enormous popular sympathy be behind Mr. Harley, and guess what happened? Then the precise perpetrators were never identified or apprehended. You know, what I'm saying history is quite instructive. And what goes around comes around the perpetrators were never identified or apprehended? But populace sympathy went behind the man who received the hatbox with the pistols in it. So you know, there's nothing under the sun. And it takes. Doesn't take any great intelligence to figure this out so far, but they may dick someone up out of a trailer park in Florida. Some lizard, looking type of man out of Ozark the Ozark type from the net. Flicks thing Ozark, some guy like that some crack I imagine it'll be tattooed ex army ranger probably highly decorated and he'll be waving a confederate flag. He'll have a NRA patch on his shoulder. You'll be carrying a copy of stop mass hysteria and.
"harley earl" Discussed on Business Wars
"Motorola promise made explicit by customized cars such as this chevrolet corvette these cars embody principles of design i end engineering that foretell future motoring the sleek chevrolet corvette convertible is a polo quite all fiberglass body to senior with red interior chevrolet executives have secretly placed microphones all around this car so they can record what people are saying the people are few sive this is the sexiest thing i've ever seen must cost a million dollar i gotta have it i don't care how much it costs the first advertisement for the core bed has the tagline the racy new corvettes a new style for a new field of first american sports car the car's the brainchild of many but most notably one harley earl the gm designer who has earned a reputation as the greatest car designer of his generation his new corvette is the first american vehicle heavily influenced by european cars like mg's jaguars and for rariz the corvette catches henry ford the second off guard he summons his underlings into his office and and he is not happy we need to see something that can outsell the corvette in a year or two we do you have three months to come up with a design for a two seat sports car you gotta top that corvette yes sir and it has to go one hundred miles per hour not a mile per hour less he got it the new ford has to be an eye catcher and it has to have a great name to henry ford the second orders his advertising firm j walter thompson to come up with a catchy moniker among the contenders are the beaver lt grey eagle falcon and tropic how ultimately the car takes on the name thunderbird barely more than one year after the corvette goes on sale for debuts tbird to rave reviews the thunderbird sells for two thousand six hundred ninety five dollars to compete chevy has to drop the price of the.
"harley earl" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"Okay at the time and it i the hair stood up on my arms and i just the smell of the clay and the lighting and the sketches and everything that was happening there was just the purest like the the internal workings of how automobile start lia magic magic happening magic the clay to me is always stood out as being the the most special i don't know what it is about the clay yeah there's just there's just a artwork happening early literally molding it like you know my hand even driving yeah decree you know people with professional degrees in arts klay it's quite fantastic first real oem clay model at the level of detail and the level of balance and perfection those artists can make that clay model by hand now laser clay now or anything like that or is it all hand cut still it's a mix it's a it's a balance of of sculpture and and then scanning it you know digitizing it and then trying to make sure that you have a balanced clay model that if you're working on left under and you get to look exactly the way you like let's reproduce with reverse geometry on the other side of the car which harley earl could not do right he balanced the other side by hand right so those cars were not perfectly symmetrical but they were very also like no ferraris before nineteen seventy i should probably later than that or any delorean.