“The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day”

John Milton

Harley J. Earl is an adolescent brimming with imagination and creativity. During a family camping trip, the youth had gone for a walk after a heavy rainfall. The soil had been disturbed by the rains and Earl discovered a clay deposit. On impulse, the young man started sculpting the material and created a car that was, till then, unique to the world. The occasion marked the beginning of a lifelong adventure; Earl became the first designer to use plasticine for the creation of his automobile designs.