Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. Once again it’s that time of the week in which we run this feature, so it’s now time to 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 caption that is some how tied in with the image. This week we take a look at a Publicity Image from a very quirky (and soon extinct) car company…
Last time, we had an image of a scene at a Polish Airport, and the number of responses were unbelievable and very humorous, but the two top comments are both staff members of Hooniverse and Atomic Toasters. The runner-up comment was from Kamil, and it is really a tale about what he remembers about his childhood growing up in and near Warsaw Airport, and you will have to go to the posting here to read it all… This was very well done, but there was one other caption that was the favorite this time.
This week, the winning caption was from engineerd, and it was really short and to the point: “FSO Polski: Born near jets” This was a very funny line, and the two follow-through lines were just as funny, so congratulations engineerd on winning the Caption Contest for last week.
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and it is a Publicity Image for the Davis 3-Wheel Divan circa 1948, with two lovely young couples pictured in the car not looking at all comfortable. The Davis Car Company was started by Glenn Gordon “Gary” Davis after he acquired the rights to build a “dream car” designed by Frank Kurtis. Davis ultimately produced three of these three wheeled cars, and in order they were called Baby, Delta, and finally, Divan in which all other subsequent production models would have been modeled after. The car was unique with four-across seating (which looks so comfortable!) and it was suppose to be powered by a 47 hp Hercules 4-cylinder engine with a three speed manual transmission. The enterprise shut down in 1948, but not after this Publicity Image was produced. So, what do you think the occupants were thinking when this shot was taken. Do you really think that they were cramped, or did someone in the car let a fart go airborne? Only you can answer these (and many more) questions.
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 (probably zeroing in on that fart), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this unusual image.
Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream