Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of posts are set to run this time every Tuesday, and it is becoming a go-to feature here, 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 a classic Swedish Couple on the beach, and the comments were both interesting as well as very funny, and not as disturbing as I thought they could have been. Longtime fan of Hooniverse $kaycog was so close to winning this time with this great caption: “Björn, you can quit hiding behind the Volvo. I’ve already seen your umbrella trick.” This was my personal favorite of the week. Very well played $kaycog!!.
But the winner this time around (again I might add) is our long time motorcycle enthusiast Tanshanomi, who came up with this interesting prose: “Sven was thrilled when Frida invited him to the beach. He’d already seen her swimsuit, and he was hoping to get a good look at her Volvo” This was rather hilarious, so congratulations once again Tanshanomi!
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. This is an advertising image for Prestone Antifreeze, and used in 1962. Notice that the car has been airbrushed so you really can’t pinpoint the model that seems to have cooling system issues (Bonus, try and Identify the airbrushed model, if you can). It looks like the Wife and Kids are none too happy with Dad on their outing. So, do you think she’s planning for Divorce, or just thinking about her Boy Toy back home. And what about the little girls… do they think Daddy is a bad man for ruining their trip? And is this the proper way of advertising a product that is suppose to prevent this from happening? (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 changing the coolant in our out convertibles, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this overheating family.
Photo Credit: Captain Geoffrey Spaulding’s Flickr Photostream