More Sexist Car-Related Claptrap. Have They No Shame?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago


Sex sells. Or does it? I’ve long argued that sex actually gets in the way of selling cars. Who can think about cars when they’re thinking about sex? Sure, the blog posts on The Babes of SEMEN—I mean SEMA get eight billion hits. But so what? Does a pretty face and a pneumatic chest do anything to stimulate people to buy the trash and treasure (mostly trash) on display at a show or available (God help us) via the web? The example here is a perfect example of why you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. But as far as I know, the only reason to catch flies is to kill them. Or at least trap them on a sticky stuff until they die. Hey, come to think of it, maybe sexual come-ons (so to speak) aren’t such a bad idea . . .

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  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Nov 12, 2009

    That's a ridiculous ad. Jill Wagner is much better at this stuff.

  • DearS DearS on Nov 12, 2009

    That is quite inappropriate. Still its pretty normal imo. Boys will be boys. Women can avoid such men, but not tell them who to be. That is a good shot of her behind, but its just dysfunctional to get the physicall and forget about the rest. Personality is what makes things truly fun and enjoyable. Sexists are really just missing out. Which is sad.

  • Via Nocturna Via Nocturna on Nov 12, 2009

    Why is this news? Cheesecake being used to push automotive product, who knew? This just in - a recent double-blind study at the UCLA has revealed that 100 percent of people die. Details at 10.

  • Shaker Shaker on Nov 13, 2009

    Maybe 'Franks Auto-Erotic Supermarket' would be more appropriate.