That happened when the GM Board of Directors did not approve Bill Mitchell's recommendation for who was to be his successor. Then in the Board's infinite wisdom (hah!) they made the same mistake when they did not approve Chuck Jordan's selection for his successor. Each time the Board selected the pliable instead of the true leader that believed in the sanctity of Design and was willing to fight for it. Now it is too late for Earls and Mitchells to be allowed to happen again. Shame on the board for squandering the legacy of what Harley Earl created.