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Caption this: Moments before a mauling next to your shiny 1930 Ford

Eric Rood April 5, 2017 Caption This 16 Comments

Nothing says “Gerald, that’s a bad idea” like luring a young bear in the wilderness next to your Ford Sport Coupe, new for 1930! I’m no wildlife expert, but I’m pretty sure I know what’s about to happen here. We’re not exactly sure how this is going to sell cars—the ad copy (after the jump)—doesn’t address bear maulings, but maybe there’s some lost-to-time market research value in this.

[Photo: LV2XLR8 Brochures]

  • P161911

    “Just a little closer Fred!” Ethyl was about to be rid of her bothersome husband and she would get to drive the Ford all the time now!

    • I_Borgward

      “Pick the little fellow up, Freddy! Pick him up!”

  • P161911

    “For the last time his name is not Boo Boo and that isn’t Yogi right behind you!

  • Inliner

    The allure of the 1930 Ford was strong, with minimal drawbacks, contrasting sharply against the allure of a bear cub.

  • I_Borgward

    Today’s modern woman will find new freedom in an automobile so well engineered that they can easily drive without assistance.

  • CraigSu

    Disguised as bears Big Boy, Bookie Joe and their henchmen attempt to ambush Dick Tracy and Tess Trueheart.

    • Wayne Moyer

      Oh, nice catch on the colors.

  • Wayne Moyer

    “All I remember before it happened was my wife yelling ‘HONEY! HONEY!’ and then the attack started”.

  • smalleyxb122

    When communing with nature, treat lightly. Tread well.

  • Hillman_Hunter

    Mildred and Fred may have misunderstood the term ‘bear-baiting’.

  • Alan Cesar

    The mix of standard and italic text in the headline is making me angry.

  • Batshitbox

    Buying that Ford Coupe was the smartest thing Edward ever did.

  • spotarama

    what happened next doesn’t bear thinking about

  • Alcology

    After the first twenty-five thousand miles, your own safety is on you.

  • cap’n fast

    ford certainly did his part to remove the ignorant from the gene pool. almost like hand feeding sharks.

  • Hubba

    I’m enjoying the bears in the trees who are taking all of this in.