Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of postings that are set to go off at 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. Let’s see you try and come up with a clever caption for this week, and if you haven’t participated, isn’t it time for you to do so?
Last week, we had an image of South Bend Police Wagon, and the comments were both interesting and very funny. One of our longtime fans, lilwillie, actually came close to winning the contest this time with this spot on caption: “When the Chief said I was going to get a Shooting Brake I thought it meant I didn’t need to go re-certify at the range.” Very clever, and quite funny lilwillie. Keep up the good work.
However, the winner this time is our own Hooniverse two-wheel expert, Tanshanomi, who kicked off this very funny caption: “If I just keep staring straight ahead, I can honestly testify that I saw nothing…” congratulations once again Tanshanomi!
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. This is an advertising image for the 1960 DAF 600 Sedan, and I want you to pay attention to the facial expressions of the elderly driver, and the passengers. They all look like they’re on hallucinogenics… I know this car was from the Netherlands, so that may be the reason why. Do you have an explanation as to their strange looks? Is the kid in the backseat some kind of Monster? And how roomy is this DAF anyway? (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 taking a trip to the red light district in Amsterdam, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this rather disturbing image.
Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream