Welcome to another edition of the Hooniverse Classic Captions Contest. This will be the 11th week for this feature, and I hope you are enjoying it as much as we are here at Hooniverse Central. Let’s review the premise of this feature; I have found images from all over that are either advertising images or brochure illustrations from the car companies themselves. Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to provide a witty, snarky, or humorous caption that goes with the image provided. There are still a few holdouts, so come on and join the fun.
Last week, the Classic Caption Contest showed a Pickup Truck full of Cheerleaders, and the comments were fast, funny, and a bit racy. As per usual, there were a few that almost merited the NSFW label, but it was our own Tanshanomi who came through with this very true commentary: “Buy this truck. Why? Because we’re asking you to. And what will we do for you in return? Absolutely nothing. Sorry guys, but it works that way and we know it.”
Now, onto this weeks photograph. This is a Brochure Image for the 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, and it came from their Prestige Brochure at that. This is such a period image, with more than a few late 80s icons sprinkled throughout. Let’s see, I can spot a Handsome Cab Driver, with a Prince of a fellow from the Indian Subcontinent, A Homey D. Clown look-a-like, A Handsome Jack Wagner wannabe, two girls that are doing their best impersonation of Debbi Gibson – Tiffany – Cyndi Lauper, a Doorman in a Tophat, Three Japanese Businessmen carrying around Cameras, A Successful Looking Professional Black Couple, and a Young Man with a Boom Box. Each and every one of these 80s cliches are touching the Corvette. Why are they touching a Corvette? Why is the young lady dressed in Aluminum Foil? Is the drver suffering from a Mid-Life Crisis? Only you can answer these questions, and many many more. (You can click on the image to enlarge it)
You have the next five days to come up with a great caption of this image. The editors will then gather around the flat screen to watch reruns of Melrose Place, just to get into the correct mood, at which time we will discuss how Heather Locklear never seems to age, and then simply decide at random who the winner is. So, start inspiring us with your best 80s captions, or you will be forced to watch every episode of Melrose Place.
Image Source: The Old Car Manual Project