Hot rods and pinup girls go hand-in-hand like peanut better and jelly; they’re both good separately but even better when matched with their counterparts. Unfortunately, the era of classic pinup girls has come and gone and what we’re left with is mostly models that are less about the cars they’re modeling by and more about the poses they strike or the flashy outfits they’re wearing. Ironically, they don’t call them “the good ole days” for nothing.

Luckily, girls like Marlena in the video above are determined to keep the classic pinup essence in car modeling, even in the modern day and age. Beautiful, refined and classy, these girls bring classic character and style to the hot rod world and don’t have to be overdone or overly risqué to do so.

We can’t speak for everyone’s taste here, but there is definitely still a place for vintage pinup girls in hot rod culture. Call it a throw-back if you will, but even 60+ years after the original pinup style came to be, there is something very appealing about a classy, beautiful woman that also knows a few things about the car she’s posing on.