This week’s contest features a first-gen Tatra T603. The photo is undated, but a safe guess is that it’s circa 1959, +/- three years, as production started in 1956 and a restyled 2-603 came out in ’62. (The original design is often retroactively referred to as the 1-603.) Inside its homeland — what was then Czechoslovakia — the big rear-engine sedan was only accessible to Communist Party big-wigs. A sizeable number were exported both within and beyond Warsaw Pact nations. It ranked among the most high-end and status-y of Eastern Bloc vehicles: sort of a cold war Czech version of what the Cadillac Escalade was to Y2K Atlanta. Despite the communist devotion to drab utilitarianism and rhetoric about the evils of Western decadence, this was one fancy whip, complete with a couple of primo biatches in skimpy bathing suits caressing the fender — also exactly like most early millennial Escalade photos from Atlanta.
If you’ve been looking for a slam-dunk captions contest, this week is it. From the contrastingly dowdy citizenry in the background, to the ’50s swimsuit styles, to Tatras’ notoriously tail-happy handling, this image is downright preggo with snarky comments that can run in myriad different directions. What are you waiting for?
Last week’s Amco replacement top ad prompted a veritable avalanche of comments. Climbing to the summit of that pile, we find our own Hooniverse staffer Chris “Rust-MyEnemy” Haining:
“Lady seeks handyman to repair convertible roof. No canvassers.”
Playing Tenzing Norgay to Chris’s Edmund Hillary was über-commenter Alff, who focused on the Fiat m’lady is driving:
“My new Amco top is so good, I’m going to buy another for the floorboards.”