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Hooniverse Classic Captions – The 1960 DAF 600 Sedan Edition

Jim Brennan December 11, 2012 Hooniverse Classic Captions Contest 53 Comments

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

  • CaVeaT emptor.

  • PotbellyJoe

    The rear-facing middle seat of the DAF meant that the passengers could now make eye contact as they traveled.

    Ever since his Great-Aunt's disappearance, Norman's staring has grown more uncomfortable for Billy…

  • $kaycog

    Congratulations again, Tanshanomi! How about a classic Studebaker Champion as shown by its owner/mechanic.

    <img src="http://www.myrideisme.com/Blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/bbridge1.jpg"width="500"/&gt;

    Image: MyRideisMe.com

  • Do we look cool in our little Dutch automobile?

    No. We look DAFt.

  • $kaycog

    ♫ "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to laugh in Grandpa's brand new DAF." ♫

  • Scott

    After a long work week Bozo and some of the other clowns clean up and take the company car out on the town.

  • danleym

    The DAF 600, named for it's total cargo capacity (including passengers). Timmy here is screaming because when he jumped in the car he pushed it past it's weight limit, and his parents are about to throw him out the window so they can get moving again.

  • Panzerwagen

    With the grandparents leading the charge, Billy was on his way to finally get circumcised. However, being with the grandparents, he naturally thought he was going out for ice cream.

  • "Hey Billy, what do you think of Gramp's new car?"

  • Before the advent of LSD, DAFs were considered boring. Now, they are a trip.

  • Irishzombieman

    "Ooh! Ooh! Idea! Let's go get twenty of our friends and all dress up like clowns!"

  • Devin

    Bob liked to pretend he had dementia, just to see how his family would react. Today, he took his family for a Sunday drive without actually moving.

  • I'd love a new DAF. Wooden shoe?

    • Number_Six

      That back seat looks a bit clogged.

      • Scandinavian Flick

        Maybe you could carry more people in the boot.

        • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

          There were, a few cu-ft in fact, caused quite a sandal in the news.

  • racer139

    Keep smiling….keep smiling…. keep smiling. maybe if we keep smiling the salesman will think we are nuts and go away, just long enough so we can get away from this DAFT dealership.

  • Number_Six

    Sergeant Elvis Presley's first few outings with Priscilla Beaulieu's family were an awkward affair; especially when Grandma and Grandpa Beaulieu insisted on taking Priscilla's younger brother and mother, and leaving Priscilla behind to attend her grammar school classes.

  • Van_Sarockin

    Try as they might, none of the Hoegaarten's could imitate the curious expression on the front of their new DAF.

  • wisc47

    CIA Experiment Number 46768972: LSD Study Trial 4B. When given LSD, the subjects were unable to properly operate a motor vehicle. Interestingly, while in a state of hallucinogenic intoxication, subjects were aware they were in a motor vehicle, and believed they were driving, making faux engine noises the entire time. On another note, the child in the back seat was focusing intently on the details of the rear seat, finding it's touch to produce an overly pleasurable sensation.

  • Kyle

    Please stop with the thing about dutch people and drugs. A greater percentage of americans used drugs than dutchy's

    • Alcology

      That's a weird thing for grandpa to say while driving

  • kyle_a_m

    The new DAF 600: It looks terrified, so you don't have to.

  • Sjalabais

    "The silence of the lambs" was yet to be made, but Billy knew something was wrong with his parents.

    Why would grandpa spend his money on whitewalls instead of two extra doors? Don't ask, don't tell!

  • Alcology

    Turns out that just taking a customer for a pretend test drive was way cheaper than a real test drive.

  • SSurfer321

    We should have known production wasn't going to last long, as every time one is seen in a rearview mirror, it appears to be nothing more than a FAD.

  • Scott

    Wait.. Wait..that's not all.. What is really funny is when the salesman told pop this thing would run 80 all day long.. He thought he was referring to MPH not KPH

  • Scandinavian Flick

    5 people in that car!? Are you DAF, man!?

  • That mom looks positively demonic. No wonder the kid is screaming.

  • smalleyxb122

    The DAF 600 was way before its time. Half a century later, small, green cars are huge (so to speak).

  • skitter

    You too can get one of these great cars with only 31 proofs-of-purchase from Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs, which works out to about six boxes apiece!

    Some assembly required.
    While supplies last.
    Please circle one: FAF/DAF

  • Scott

    And should you chose to join.. This is one of the new foul weather golf carts that comes with the club membership.

  • fodder650

    We just kept pretending that Grandmom and Grandpop were still all there. We would just sit in the driveway smiling as Grandpop would take us on a "drive" to Aunt Esters. It was all fun and games until the ambulance came to take him away. In his will he gave the DAF to the dog. Who was, surprisingly, a pretty good driver.

  • dwbf11

    Watch your hands! Said just about everyone in the car to everyone else.


    The 1960 DAF 600 Sedan, Ikea Monkey would rather cab it.

    <img src="http://6.mshcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ikea-monkey-3.jpg"&gt;

    Some assembly required.

  • deedub

    Keep smiling everyone, or he'll nail our heads to the wall just like poor Grandma!

  • Target29

    While many think that the popular 1982 hit song "Pass the Dutchy on the Left Hand side" was in reference to drugs, it was actually a historical account of Hans and Marta Andersen's first trip to London in their DAF.


    The special natural hemp interior will make you smile all day long! Satisfaction guaranteed.

  • danleym

    Who needs seat belts when you have your mom's arms?*

    *This driving safety message brought to you by DAF.

  • Hurry, Pop-Pop! Get us out of here before Davey G notices we stole the clutch!

  • scroggzilla

    We coulda had a FAF!

  • chrystlubitshi

    DAFt Punk?

    [youtube 0c4OLRogW0I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c4OLRogW0I youtube]

  • If grandma only knew how I enjoy the garter drive.

  • lilpoindexter

    The little kid says..
    "Hey everybody I can play happy birthday by farting…check it out…"

  • Bam-Bam seemed keenly aware of his fate… now that Fred had a DAF, it would be less than a day before Barney traded him in for one as well. His only comfort: to be with his beloved Pebbles, even in that slave-pit behind the dealership, just for a moment more…. Heaven.

  • I_Borgward

    Jan clawed at the back seat in terror. "Not another raid through the Dykstra's pool deck, Grootvader! Is is WRONG!!!"


    I'll never forget the other strange cars at the dealership Dad got his DAF from.

    <img src="http://farm1.staticflickr.com/144/352576820_036854b390_z.jpg"&gt;

    Apparently DAF had a different definition of Pussy Magnet.