Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of posts that are set to run this time every Tuesday, 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. Since it’s the holiday season and this image is the perfect tie in, it’s time for you to participate in our little game.
Last week, we had an image of an Overheating Generic Convertible, and the comments were both well crafted and quite funny. One of our longtime fans, smalleyxb122, actually entered two captions for this particular image, and he managed to receive the highest number of votes for both. His first caption went like this: “Until that day, Margaret always referred to John’s car as a pile. After that day, it was a steaming pile” This was spot on, and very funny.
But his next entry was a Photoshop that received the most votes, and you can see that image on the left. If you look at the post from last week, there is a VW Type II van that’s about to pass our stranded travelers. This was very clever, so congratulations once again smalleyxb122!
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. This is an advertising image for the 1960 Chrysler Windsor, and it is appropriate for this time of year. This is the model year in which Chrysler switched to Unit Body construction, with the tag line: This is Chrysler’s Greatest … The Lion-Hearted 1960 Chrysler. You can see a Golden Lion Figure right in the center of the grill of this Windsor model. The image itself has the car front and center, but there is a whimsical element as well, with Santa Clause talking to a couple of kids that I can only assume are the offspring of the mother (on the outside of the car), and the proud, beaming Father (who is behind the wheel). So, what do you think Santa said to the Children? (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 asking Santa for our new red Chrysler, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this great Holiday Occation
Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream