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Hooniverse Classic Captions – The Prestone Antifreeze Edition

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

Currently there are "61 comments" on this Article:

  1. dwbf11 says:

    After that veritable debacle his family simply refers to as the "1962 incident," Fred never bought American again.

  2. Gavin says:

    Is that really a Triumph Herald Convertible in the background?

  3. smalleyxb122 says:

    Until that day, Margaret always referred to John's car as a pile. After that day, it was a steaming pile.

  4. Irishzombieman says:

    Nicely done, Tanshanomi! Enjoy this fine fermented beverage!

    <img src="http://365beers.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/great_divide_saint_bridgets_porter.jpg&quot; width=250>

  5. Devin says:

    "Can we get a new daddy? I don't think this one works very well."

  6. needthatcar says:

    An instand after this photo was taken, little Suzie ws instantly vaporized during Doctor Neilman's mini-nuclear device test. Sadly, she wasn't wearing the proper protective eyewear.

  7. Irishzombieman says:

    In days of yore, men removed the caps from overheated radiators barehanded, barefaced, and with fortitude and boldness that would shock today's hipster wussies.

    Men like these still walk the earth, and are easily identified by the pink hue of their scar tissue.

    • Devin says:

      True story: My brother actually did that. As you might imagine, very badly burned. He has scars all over his upper body, though somehow he managed to avoid getting it on his face.

      In this case, it appears that the man got it all over his pants, close to the crotch area, which is a less than ideal location for horrible burns.

  8. danleym says:

    Dammit kids, how many times do I have to tell you, quit putting your fog machine under the hood! The prank isn't funny anymore!

  9. dukeisduke says:

    "Don't be cheap like Don, who bought a Genericar. Buy Genuine Chevrolet."

  10. $kaycog says:

    "Stop it, Frank! How many times have I told you not to blow off steam in front of the girls?"

    • onrails says:

      Missed it by that much… great minds think alike!

      Man that really steams me… You'd think I could work better under pressure.

  11. onrails says:

    "Daddy's fine, girls. He just needs to let off a little steam."

  12. TurboBrick says:

    "…and kids, that is how you open a radiator cap without a rag!"

  13. P161911 says:

    "Mommy, what do you mean this car blew faster than Daddy?"

  14. CptSevere says:

    "Daddy, I TOLD you to let it cool off before you tried messing with the radiator cap!"

  15. mr. mzs zsm msz esq says:

    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/ZIjTU.png&quot; width="640">

  16. skitter says:

    You two stay in the car. I'll handle this.

  17. jeepjeff says:

    Dear, there's two dead bodies in the trunk, you still have blood on your pants and now this. I hope you know what you're doing because we cannot call for help right now, can we?

  18. Gooberpeaz says:

    "What's a cell phone?"

  19. Kogashiwa says:

    Thar she blows! Betty, quick, the harpoon!

  20. Scandinavian Flick says:

    "The last time there was hot and steamy roadside action in their car, it resulted in their precocious children. This time it resulted in Prestone coolant."

  21. Mulry says:

    Already unimpressed by the blood splatter evidence, the girls were skeptical that Uncle Fred's innovative steam-cleaning method would keep him out of the clink for long.

  22. Van_Sarockin says:

    The Henderson's never made it to Yellowstone on their summer vacation. But their Impala was known ever after as Old Faithful.

  23. lilwillie says:

    Wife lovingly saying.

    "How do you like hot sticky fluid all over your clothes, not so fun, is it?"

  24. POLAЯ says:

    Prestone Antifreeze.
    Get it today!

    Or expect the "UN-IM-PREST-ONE" in your front seat to be the next to overheat!

  25. MVEilenstein says:

    "Hold my beer and watch this."

  26. Tomsk says:

    On the road to Cleveland, the Crappers' car became a steamer.

  27. pwned88 says:

    "Frank, I TOLD you this is a terrible way to make tea."

  28. fodder650 says:

    "Ok girls its time to tell you about the birds and the bees. Pay attention honey. Look when one car loves another car things get all kinds of hot and bothered"
    5 minutes later
    "And that's when there is a strange release and this is how small cars are born"

  29. Vairship says:

    Coulda had a Corvair!

  30. POLAЯ says:

    "I like what you did to trousers, Ralph. I remember when (whispers) you used to feel that way about me!"*sniff*

    "Well Mabel, the last time I felt that way your Ass wasn't this big!"

  31. Stumack says:

    It was a '61 Impala – the front bumper and headlights are the giveaway. The character line that cuts down from the leading edge of the hood and bodyline on the front fender and door have been airbrushed out, and the A-pillar and vent window have been doctored.

  32. Scott Evangelista says:

    Mommy. . What does ouch f**k piece of s**t mean?

  33. Scott Evangelista says:

    As gas prices soar past 18 cents a gallon cheap ass Fred chose not to spring for the super sport with the 409 and the heavy duty cooling as Edith and the kids suggested

  34. Scott says:

    Mommy Mommy.. Daddys on fire!

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