Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post, returning from an extended vacation through the holidays. This is a series of postings that are set to go off at this time almost 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 time, we had an image of a Woman flagging down a ride with a Broken Shoe, and we received the highest number of comments ever for this series (Well done!). One of our longtime fans, $kaycog, actually came close to winning the contest this time with this great caption: “Out of gas, Boris? You’re such a heel to make me walk to the gas pumps. What a soulless loafer you are.” Of course, this lead to a series of puns, and was one of the most entertaining series of banter ever. Way to go $kaycog!
However, our old friend Alff came up with the winning caption this time, with this great comment: “A woman waving her shoe at a Skoda. One is reliable communist transportation technology … the other is a Skoda.” Congratulations Alff on coming up with another brilliant caption.
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. This is an advertising image for the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe, with a rather handsome woman tossing her hat onto… well, you know it’s the 1960s, since this particular piece of lawn art isn’t around anymore. This is a great period piece of advertising, since the Corvette is always thought of as a Man’s car. Obviously, this is a woman of means, either by her own making, or by marriage. So, is this really a good image to sell a Corvette? (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 having the Mrs. abscond with our sports car, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this intriguing image.
Photo Credit: The Old Car Manual Project