9/21/11

Vintage Wheels #12: Car Show Honeys


Just as Bob Barker liked to drape sexy women all over La-Z-Boy recliners and dinette sets, car manufactures also like to place their products alongside beautiful ladies. Auto shows were lined with cool rides and smoking hot babes - and my understanding is that this trend still goes on today (correct me if I'm wrong). It's common sense marketing: don't have your new line of cars sitting alone, looking unwanted. Instead, have a foxy lady directing your attention to it, and show those male customers that this car is a genuine chick magnet.

In the 60s and 70s, it was the guy who laid the money down for the car.  So, naturally the automobile companies were only too ready to supply their customers with plenty of eye candy.  Even the station wagons had groovy chicks atop their metallic-pea colored hoods.

Check out my small gallery of auto show honeys from yesteryear. Enjoy..... and you're welcome.



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8 comments:

  1. Leave it to AMC to put their model in a totally non-revealing pantsuit. Don't want to attract any attention to the Hornet woody wagon, no sirree!

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  2. Nowadays, the place to go for Women as Hood Ornaments is motorcycle shows. Or check the Umbrella Girls at a Moto GP race. Yow!

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  3. Wow! Wish I could go to these car shows today!

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  4. One of my favorite types of photos, the Car and Babe collections.

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  5. japanese race queens
    at the auto shows over there!

    Yancey

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  6. Great shapes... (I talk about the cars of course...)

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  7. These beautiful models are a perfect representation of the cars – very retro and glamorous! @Philio: I wish I could too! Hopefully, vintage car show curators retain this theme.

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