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[[caption-width-right:320:If what's under the hood looks half as good as her, you got a deal.]]

->'''Homer:''' Do you come with the car?\\
'''Model:''' Oh, you! [giggle]\\
'''Random other man:''' Do you come with the car?\\
'''Model:''' Oh, you! [giggle]
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

Attractive women, usually not wearing very much, draped over cars or motorbikes or doing [[ModelingPoses other poses]] that highlight the vehicle. It also counts if they're washing said vehicle and there are suds in interesting places...

Common for car and motorcycle magazines, as well as motor shows.

Common outfits include swimsuits (even a FlagBikini), [[HellBentForLeather leather]], [[PrettyInMink fur coats or wraps]] (real or [[ItsFakeFurItsFine fake]]), GoingFurASwim.

A SubTrope of SexSells.

A SisterTrope to FashionModel (and may overlap if the model is showing off the car and outfit).

See also PitGirls, BikerBabe.

Has nothing to do with being InTheHood.


* One commercial parodied this with a girl in a bikini posing on a car hood for an amiture advertisement. When the car revs up it [[FoldSpindleMutilation sucks her into the exposed engine]] [[EatenAlive and eats her.]] The car then [[SpitOutAShoe burps up her bikini top]].
* Creator/ParisHilton's infamous car-washing ad for the Carl's Jr./Hardee's fast-food restaurant chain.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbCPc9OztXM This MX vs ATV Untamed commercial]].
* Subverted by a [[GermanMedia German radio commercial]] for radio commercials in which a (decidedly male) speaker announces he'll be publicly washing cars from his car dealership - in a pink bikini wearnig a blonde wig. And then goes on to explain that the guy laughing maniacally next to him will be his boss, who bet that he'd be able to sell a certain number of cars extra by advertising on the radio. Guess who lost the bet...
* Conan O'Brien does similar, washing his -desk-. Fortunately, in normal clothing. Then he starts eating the sponge.
* Parodied with Subaru ads. Instead of attractive girls, they feature sumo wrestlers, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOlluDJhXew seen]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vasc8ghyu1g here]].
* Parodied again in an ad for Anna's Linens. A man looks out of his window and sees his (male) neighbor washing a car, complete with gratuitous shots of the man's over-sized belly covered in suds and rubbing on the windshield. Turns out it's an ad for curtains.
* A motorcycle dealership had a model do a photoshoot to promote their cycles. Then, to send the trend up, they had the male employees in the model's clothes and poses. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2477044/Giving-drag-racing-new-meaning-Male-staff-motorcycle-dealership-attempt-seductive-poses-hilarious-photo-spread.html Behold!]] (Daily Fail warning.)
* Spoofed on a Super Bowl ad starring model Kate Upton. Instead of her washing the car (as the opening promises), she has some love-struck football players to do it for her.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Kanojo no Carrera (My Favorite Carrera) usually has a girl in front (standing, on, etc) of an exotic car sen in the volume itself.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The covers of ''ComicBook/{{Chassis}}'' would often depict the eponymous heroine draped over the bonnet of an aero-car.
* In ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]] #31'' Tim and Ariana went on a date to a car show where some of the cars were accompanied by models in midriff revealing outfits. When Tim spots a celebrity and gets Ari's attention she is furious with him thinking he's trying to point out a scantly clad model but he's spotted Ted Grant, a former boxing champion and, though he doesn't mention this bit of course, a member of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* "Lucille", the girl washing her car in front of the chain gang in ''Film/CoolHandLuke''.
* Mikela Banes from the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film franchise definitely fits this trope.
* Parodied in the [[GermanMedia German movie]] ''(T)Raumschiff Surpsrise'' where the male hero imagines the princess being HoodOrnamentHottie doing a carwash and she then starts to shave her legs and brush her teeth. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UJ5CKLD3Wc&feature=PlayList&p=97C8E13B48E2262A&index=24 The music is also hilarious.]]
* In the background of the arms show scene from ''Film/LordOfWar'', one can see models in camo-print bikinis and assault rifles strutting and posing on top of a '''tank'''. Presumably a parody, yet there is the fear that [[TruthInTelevision it might actually have happened]].
* The original ''Film/BringItOn'' movie has the Bikini Car Wash variation, with the cheerleaders raising money by washing cars. Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku in Bikinis FTW.
* In ''Film/TheBobo'', a seldom-seen Peter Sellers movie, Creator/{{Britt Ekland}}'s character lounges seductively on the hood of a Maserati in a showroom. The car's new owner admires how she looks on it, unaware she had blackmailed the dealer out of it for herself.
* ''Film/BikerBoyz'' had one of the motorcycle "clubs" having an annual bikini bike wash to benefit local schools; and while a few of the sister bikers had shown up as well, much head-shaking commenced until the organizer for the hosting club revealed [[MrFanservice Turbo]], just about as scantily clad as the ladies.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/IronMan2'' when Tony Stark finds a sharply-dressed, good-looking woman accompanying the car he was about to drive. In truth, [[FairCop she was an US Marshal tasked by a Senate subcommittee]] to serve him a subpoena.
* The stripper protagonist of ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'' is hired for this, and is not amused when the businessmen [[MistakenForProstitute assume she's going to sleep with them afterwards]].


* Similar to the "[[Film/CoolHandLuke Lucille]]" example above, an unnamed woman puts on this show for the contestants in [[Creator/StephenKing Richard Bachman's]] ''The Long Walk''. (Pretty sure, anyway. It has been a while...)
* In the Frank Cottrel Boyce book ''Framed'', the protagonist's sister followed in her father's footsteps and became a mechanic because the fact his car magazines subscribed to this led her to believe pretty women fix cars.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The Cheerios in an episode of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' do the bikini car wash fundraiser variety.
* Happens often in Wrestling/{{WWE}}, usually in promos for ''Summerslam''.
* The Business Model from ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''.
* In the 2005 Australian documentary ''Peking to Paris'', one of the vintage cars being used to recreate the 1907 race is used for a lurid photoshoot involving a pretty Mongolian girl.
* ''Series/LostGirl''. Lauren and Dyson get DistractedByTheSexy sight of [[MsFanservice Bo]] washing her car. She realizes what's happening and starts playing up this trope for all it's worth.
* On ''Series/NewGirl'', Jess has to take Cece's place in a car show when Cece gets sick. HilarityEnsues as Jess tries to keep her balance in a revolving platform.
* The final scene of the ''Series/KnightRider'' episode "Topaz Connection" has Michael showing KITT a centerfold of himself with [[WrenchWench Bonnie]] posing on his hood in a swimsuit. [=KITT's=] response? "Please remove the staple from my fender."
* Episode 13 of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has a sequence with attractive young women posing on car bonnets, but the voiceover makes it clear that the advertiser isn't trying to sell the ''cars''.

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* The quintessential example would have to be Tawny Kitaen on the MusicVideo for Music/{{Whitesnake}}'s "Here I Go Again".
* Relatedly, in Music/BowlingForSoup's song "1985" one of the main character's former hopes and dreams is to "shake her ass on the hood of Whitesnake's car."
* The cover art for the album ''Candy-O'' by Music/TheCars.
* Jessica Simpson's similar bit to the Paris Hilton ad mentioned above in her video of "These Boots Are Made For Walking".
* The Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson examples above were hysterically parodied by Music/{{Pink}} in her video for "Stupid Girls".
* Just about every Music/ZZTop video ever.
* Music/{{Rihanna}}'s "Shut Up & Drive"
* Poe's music video for Hey Pretty.
* Music/PapaRoach and Music/{{Buckcherry}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm2R2KFPFpo Turn Me On]]"

* Here is the DieselPunk version by [[http://lipatov.deviantart.com/art/Photosession-Wallpaper-wide-180261145 Lipatov]]

* One appears in both ''Pinball/HighSpeed'' and ''Pinball/TheGetawayHighSpeed2''.
-->"Nice wheels."
* The sole female character in ''Pinball/SpaceRiders'' is the unnamed blonde riding behind the protagonist on his CoolBike.
* Two of these appear on the playfield in ''Pinball/{{Corvette}}''
* The original ''Pinball/HarleyDavidson'' from Bally has a busty blonde woman wearing a white tank-top shirt and denim shorts, lounging across the back of a Harley.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Reiko Nagase, the mascot of Namco's ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer'' series, can be best described as this. She's far from being just fanservice however: according to newscasts in ''7'' she is the spokeswoman to the United Federal Racing Association, and in some games you can actually race her and she races everything from Ferrari and Bugatti knock offs to the Ford 303 Boss or maybe Creator/MichelleRodriguez's Nissan in ''Franchise/TheFastAndTheFurious.'' In ''Type 4'' you can even obtain a letter from her if you perform well enough with Pac Racing Club in Grand Prix mode.
* The female sidekicks in the ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'' series after ''Underground'' also double as Hood Adornment Hotties. Especially Rachel from ''Underground 2'', played and voiced by Brooke Burke.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In a ''[[Webcomic/{{Supermegatopia}} They Might Be Giant Robots]]'' comic, two female Transformers take turns being the cool car and the hottie.
* Inverted strangely in [[http://www.somethinghappens.net/d/20071031.html a strip from]] ''Webcomic/SomethingHappens''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** Francine became one, briefly, when Stan went into underground street racing in an attempt to spice up their love life.
** And then there is the much more nightmare fuel-ish instance: Stan & Steve, both having taken lots of estrogen and grown huge breasts (long story), are shown to be washing a car, both being dressed in daisy dukes, and posing provocatively on it.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' features [[ItMakesSenseInContext the voice actors washing cars to raise in-show money for animation.]]
* Spoofed in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' where Peter tells the story of his caveman ancestor InventingTheWheel. When he has trouble marketing it, Cave-Brian has Cave-Lois stand next to it in a FurBikini, which instantly makes all the other cavemen want one on the assumption that attractive women will like them if they own one.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' episode where [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Stumpy]] [[MakesSenseInContext tries to give away free cars so people will buy apples from him]], he dresses in drag and sits on top of the car. Nobody buys it anyway.
* Motor Ed tricks Shego into being his hood ornament hottie in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Shego was... [[HandBlast not happy]] to learn this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Hilariously]] parodied on a mock commercial showing a nerd driving through the desert. He stops at a deserted gas station and three Hood Ornament Hotties come out and start washing his car to the sounds of '80s hair metal. Then the camera zooms on the cleavage of one of the girls to reveal... a crucifix.
--->"The Catholic Church. We've made a few... changes."
** Chief Wiggum poses as a Hood Ornament Hottie for a police calendar in "The Devil Wears Nada".
** At a car show we see a requisite sexy model posing with a car. A customer asks "Do you come with the car?" She giggles "Oh, you! Tee-hee!" And then another guy comes along, and the ''exact same'' transaction occurs.
* Wuya from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' poses this way with a car she gave Raimundo after he briefly [[FaceHeelTurn joined forces with her]].

[[folder:Real Life]]
* High school and college women's athletic teams quite often attempt to raise money with bikini car washes--it works. The girls don't even have to wear bikinis (or any other swimsuits)--tank tops and short-shorts work just as well, considering that the probability of [[SexySoakedShirt wet tank tops and short-shorts approaches]].
* Go to any car show. Motorcycle show. Boat show.
* Played literally straight by the "Spirit of Ecstasy," the famous hood ornament on all [[CoolCar Rolls Royce]] motor cars. The spirit herself is modeled after Eleanor Velasco Thornton, the secret lover of [[OverlyLongName John Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu]] for when the latter wanted a mascot for his Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. The mascott later became standard on all Rolls Royce motor cars.
* A Japanese car show had women [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/featherdressgirls_car_5273.jpg wearing mini dresses]] that [[PimpedOutDress were trimmed]] with [[FluffyFashionFeathers white feathers]], and had bunny ears to give an image of a PlayboyBunny.