January 18, 2006

Woman poses naked on muscle car in Detroit show

DETROIT (Reuters) - Auto aficionados got more than a
preview of the hottest models.

Detroit officials are looking into how a woman sneaked into
the North American International Auto Show after closing hours
early on Tuesday to pose naked on Chrysler's Dodge Challenger
muscle car.

Security guards at the Cobo Center where the show is being
held this week found the woman standing on the new Challenger,
with some people -- mostly men -- taking pictures at about 2
a.m. (0700 GMT) on Tuesday.

"Some people told us there were real cameras there, and
some said there were only cellphone cameras," Jason Vines, a
spokesman for DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group, said, adding he
did not know how many people were there.

Chrysler had brought in "Desperate Housewives" star Eva
Longoria on Sunday to pose with Chrysler Chief Executive Tom
LaSorda next to the new Imperial luxury concept car. Longoria
was fully-clothed.

Chief of security for the show, Carl Berry, said the
incident was being investigated.