Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of posts that appear at this time every Tuesday, and it seems like you’re enjoying this feature, so let’s review the premise; I search for images that were used by the car companies in their print advertising or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous, snarky, or thought provoking caption that is some how tied in with the image. We have been getting a lot of participation, so why not join in the fun this week (it’s a really good time, I promise!)
Last week, we had an image of several Catholic School Girls admiring a Chevy, and the comments were both interesting as well as very funny, and not as disturbing as I thought they could have been. Friend of Hooniverse boostedlegowgn came up with this very funny caption: “The Chevy Laguna Type S-3. Its 0 to 60 time isn’t very good, but you’ll get 5 to 10 in a blink.” Very well played boostedlegowgn!.
But the winner this time around is our long time motorcycle enthusiast Tanshanomi, who came up with this puzzling comment: “I gotta take this into the shop. That damn magnet needs recalibration.” You know, I really don’t get it, but the rest of you seem to, so congratulations Tanshanomi!
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. This is a publicity image for the Volvo PV 444. It was one of a series of post cards printed by Volvo in 2004 celebrating their 60th anniversary, and this image has it all… Classic Volvo, Classic Swedish Beauty, Classic Handsome Swedish Dude, and I bet that beverage in the Thermos is Very Strong Swedish Coffee. This must have been one of the three days in which there is a Summer in Sweden, and it is a very classic way to sell a car in any environment. But what do you think of it? (You can click here to see the full size image)
You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate entries, and after looking through old photography to find our own Swedish Beauties, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this Summer in Sweden.
Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream