• Jan 12, 2010
Motor City Maidens – Click above for high-res image gallery

This year's 2010 Detroit Auto Show is over, at least for the press, and while some significant vehicles were unveiled, the overall impression we got is that the industry has scaled back. Less debuts combined with smaller and less elaborate displays made the whole affair feel significantly downsized compared to previous years.

There is one area, however, where automakers seemingly didn't skimp: models. No, not car models, models as in paid spokespeople who stand next to the cars and trucks we came to see. The Motor City maidens who graced displays at this year's show were a cut above the crop of models used at other auto shows we covered this year.

And in case you think us sexist, check out Sirens of Chrome, an entire book celebrating the culture of car models and their history on the auto show circuit. See? We're not sexist, but rather consumers of a valuable service. Check out the gallery below to consume for yourself.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      #3 is a dead on look-a-like for Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean girl)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too bad Lamborghini wasn't there. They always know how to put on a good showing.

      #4 is cute
      • 5 Years Ago
      maserati girl ftw.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nevermind the economic crisis and problems plaguing the auto industry....

      Detroit has never looked better.


      Am I seeing double in pic #2? I hope so.

      Favorites?
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Hey, check that thing out. I mean, that's hot!!!"

        "Oh man, look at that coke figure! I'd totally do that brunette..."

        "I meant the Audi r8, b-tard"

        "...Oh!..... "

        =D
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree. Given the lackluster model showing at some motor shows, Detroit has really impressed here.

        Miss Audi E-tron, YES, please!!!!!!!!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Torrent:
        #3 is definitely my favorite. Took me a while before noticing the car in the picture. ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good pick on #22, Willie. Dark and lovely.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @katshot - Car? What car? There's a car?? Huh. Hadn't noticed.

        As a native Detroiter, this is one of my favorite times of year. :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        So Audi has the hottest cars and the hottest girl, come on...oh, AUDI, the brand, ok!
        • 5 Years Ago
        #4 all the way, she's got that look of innocence...which only means she is a FREAK behind doors...mmm
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really like the one on the right in the second pic. There's just something about semi-serious-looking ladies that gets me...
      • 5 Years Ago
      if you take a really hard look there seems to be cars in those photos
        • 5 Years Ago
        A HARD look, eh?
      • 5 Years Ago
      who took these pics I mean did they just get out of school hell I could do better with a phone camera or was just that they hacked the hell out of them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Agreed with the maserati girl.... i must add with the Ferrari.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      The lady in #14 and #16 is the most beautiful woman I have seen in years. She used to be a redhead and Audi hired her away from Nissan. Audi always has beautiful women on their stand but Miss e-Tron is simply stunning. She's got a ring on her finger so there's some lucky guy. I hear she works as a waitress at one of the better restaurants in Detroit.

      You know, thinking about it, these women should hand out business cards so when sites like Autoblog and Jalopnik run galleries, the ladies can get some publicity. Why should Megan Fox have all the fun?
        • 5 Years Ago
        p.s. Not a waitress but a bartender at my future mother-in-laws place ;-)
        Give me a few years and you'll be talking to a PdD School Psychologist who is also bi/tri-lingual. We aren't all just 'pretty-dumb' girls.
      • 5 Years Ago
      #17

      Attended the show yesterday and couldn't take my eyes off her!! I took about 20 shots of here, walked around then went back, and to my disappointment, she was gone!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Regarding the two girls who look alike...

      There's nothing better than:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHziAa-lM3g
      • 5 Years Ago
      Every one of them is standing with their arm out like they are a little tea pot -- here is my handle here is my spout.
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