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Classic Captions – The 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Edition

Jim Brennan February 10, 2015 Hooniverse Classic Captions Contest 37 Comments

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Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post, and it’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, so let’s review the premise; I search for images that were used by the car companies in their print advertising, dealer displays or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous caption that is some how tied in with the image. Do you remember the days in which you didn’t have to own a Pickup Truck or SUV to enjoy the Great Outdoors? Neither can I, but apparently there was a time in which that happened, but we will get to that in a moment…
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Last time we had an image of a Hoser with his Plymouth, and the participation rate was just a bit better, so I guess using vintage advertising isn’t really the problem, so let’s review last week’s entries. Our runner up comment was from relative newcomer neight428, and it was a take off of a Canadian Theme: “All you hosers go visit your local Ontario Plymouth Dealer to check out the latest models, eh?” That was a very good try, but there was one caption that you all liked a bit better…

And the winning comment was from one of our regulars, Irishzombieman☆, and it was one of those classic Photoshop Images that pop up every once in a while. You can enlarge the image by clicking here, and make sure you drink in all the detail. Congratulations Irishzombieman☆ on winning this weeks Classic Caption Contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and once again I dive into the Flickr Account of Alden Jewell. This ad is for the 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 2-Door Sedan with four guys on a Fishing Trip (Imagine that, without a big old SUV…) When you look at this image, what do you think is the story behind the guys Fishing Getaway? Where are they going to put their catch (admittedly, it is a rather small catch, but I’m just saying…) And where did they stay for the night in the first place? At least this was a proper Oldsmobile Image, because it was in fact your Fathers Oldsmobile… (You can see a larger image by clicking here)

You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate on the merits of each entry, and after contemplating our own caption, and we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this very Spring Like image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream

  • $kaycog

    Congratulations, Irishzombieman☆, on your winning caption! I would like to gift you with a classic Plymouth as your award.

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  • PotbellyJoe ★★★★★

    Seen here: A Royale with Cheese.

  • Looks like the Oldsmobile finally caught that Fishtail.

  • $kaycog

    "I caught the fastest fish in the lake because it got away. It was this big."

  • Devin

    "Should I take this Oldsmobile home or throw it back?"

  • Beat me to it!

  • "Congratulations on your purchase of a new 1978 Delta 88.
    Unfortunately, due to California state emissions control, the only thing you'll be smoking on the highway is those kippers".

  • smalleyxb122

    This time, they all just drive straight on into Aintry, and do some fishin'. When told that they'd be driving down in an Oldsmobile, Ned Beatty replied, "Well it's still better."

  • fodder650

    The yearly Murray Dodge fishing competition was always a lot of fun for Bob and his friends. They got their drink on, smoked a lot of cigars, and talked a good game. The best part was gathering the fish together to be placed down at Murray Olds inside of all this years models. They just needed to get back at dusk on Sunday. That's the advantage of blue laws when no one was around. Some how they never suspected a thing even though this was the sixth year for the fishing competition.

  • skitter

    For the sporting set, the new Oldsmobile beats European exotics like the Lotus Esprit when it comes to off-road performance.

  • Alcology

    The 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale's first and last club outing. Strangely enough, also the first outing of the Wet Bear Appreciation Society after Roger tripped and fell in the stream.

  • smalleyxb122

    Fishing boat?

  • Van_Sarockin

    This Isn't Your Father's Oldsmobile. But Feel Free To Drive It, While Wearing Your Grandfather's Fishing Hat. Dork.

  • You many not remember me, but we went to high school together.

  • Irishzombieman☆

    'Twere bananas she'd demanded today and so Teddy, now, was driving like the wind–and not just a gentle breeze, mind you, but a gyot-danged sirocco, or a zonda–on a damned-fool errand in the general direction of a town whose presence they were able to divine from a towering and persistent pillar of oil smoke somewhat east of north.

    It was upon this beacon that his eyes were fixed when he rounded the corner alongside the creek. The brightness of the otherwise-overcast sky was dazzling and his eyes, for a moment, saw only shadows as they returned to the road before him. Then the miracle of aperture and iris did their trick and four guys magically appeared like rabbits from top hats.

    Teddy had time to think the word "fish" before he jerked the wheel and the world began tumbling violently for what seemed like an hour but was probably more like three seconds. Then it all stopped and Teddy saw, just up the road a piece, something yellowish, something longish.

    "Bananas," he said out loud. The world went dark, and the sound of a woodpecker filled the air.

    • PotbellyJoe ★★★★★
      • Irishzombieman☆

        Yeah. My own reaction sometimes. The crazy's gotta come out somewhere.

        • PotbellyJoe ★★★★★

          Seriously though, I hope yours gets enough votes (I've done my part upvoting you) to at least get a mention next week. It's full gonzo.

        • skitter

          ^^Seconded. That was spectacular.

          • onrails

            Way too late to the game to have a chance this week, but there's just no way even if I had! Wow. Knocked that one out of the park Irishzombieman!.

  • WKirkley

    When you here the banjo music playing, don't squeal like a pig; squeal those tires of the 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale.

    • Wkirkley

      hear*

  • PotbellyJoe ★★★★★

    "Once your parents start to do it, it's no longer cool." thought David as he attempted to kill the "Old photo recreation" trend once and for all.

  • neight428

    Here at Oldsmobile, we've heard the American public's concern that converting a dated design gasoline engine to run on diesel smells fishy. To that we say, "who doesn't like fishing?".

    Oldsmobile. Fishy, because that's a good thing.

  • El_Martillo

    Dean's friends were disappointed to learn that "taking the boat to go fishing" meant a ride to the creek in his Olds.

  • Olds Lover

    The guys never would forget their fishing trip to Brokeback Mountain…..

  • DoubleR

    As it started to rain Bob said "Snap the dang picture the river will be this deep any minute."

  • 1977chevytruck

    I went to the store, I asked for stylish fishing gear, I bought the stuff the guy gave me. Then I went to the dealership and asked for a stylish boat, and again, I bought what the guy gave me. Then when I went to the river everybody started laughing at me! I bet they're just jealous…

  • EriktheAwful

    I didn't say I caught the biggest Crappie, I said I bought the biggest Crappy.

  • FЯeeMan

    When Joe started the engine to warm up the car, everyone was too busy making fun of Bob's failure to catch anything to notice that Jimmy was still in the tent.