This is from the article I posted:
n Oregon man is backtracking after claiming the scantily clad woman he uses to sell cars is his 20-year-old daughter.
The blond model, seen wearing hot pants and high-heel boots as she drapes herself over a 1977 Datsun 280Z in a recent ad
, is actually a close friend, Kim Ridley admitted to the Daily News.
Ridley, who owns the car dealership Ridley’s Rides in Eugene, Ore. originally told Adweek.com
the woman in the provocative photos was his daughter.
“It started out as a joke because somebody put a rude comment on my eBay listing,” Ridley said. “Somebody picked up on it and I thought, ‘Ah, what the heck?’”
The comment Ridley references was from a prospective buyer who asked, “Does buying the car include a free ‘ride’ with the porn star?”
Ridley responded, “Nice way to talk about my daughter!”
m there, media outlets exploded with news Ridley was using his daughter’s sex appeal to push cars.
“It’s amazing how this took off,” he said. “It’s just crazy. It’s funny how people pick up on something and blow it up and make it huge.”
In reality, Ridley, 60, has two sons and no daughters.
He has featured models in his car ads since the mid-1980s.
“Hey, whatever attracts attention to an ad,” he said. “And if you watch TV much, my little deal is nothing compared to those Carl’s Jr. ads.”
The vintage sports car sold for $7,500.