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Classic Captions – The 1971 Ford Maverick Grabber Edition

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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. This week we have an image of <1>a Maverick in Action, but we will get to that in a moment… But first, with our commenting system that has gone awry, I am expecting participation levels to be way off… So please be patient and have fun with this feature anyway.

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Last time we had an image of a Couple of Love Bugs , and the participation rate was awful, even before the problems with the commenting system, so let’s review last week’s entries. Our runner up comment was from $kaycog, and she used a current book title to make fun of the colorful beetles: “Fifty Shades of Grey” is child’s play for Dick and Jane.” I really have no idea how popular that book really is, or the Movie for that matter, but it was a funny comment…

But the winner for this week is Batshitbox (Yes, once again) and his caption went like this: “VW knew that kisses were horizontally opposed, air cooled, and best at low speeds.” That was very well played, so congratulations Batshitbox 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 coconv. This ad is for the 1971 Ford Maverick Grabber (one of my Obscure Muscle Cars…) The image shows a beautiful young couple in Scuba Gear standing next to a lake or the shore. I have no idea as to what the advertising department was going for with this particular image, but the tag line (that I kept in the picture on purpose) states “and a little more jazz”. While I like the 1970’s imagery, and use it quite often here on the Classic Caption Postings, I’m still stumped as to what this is suppose to say to potential customers. Was it Young and Hip? Was it daring? Was it just lame? Why don’t you try and come up with a great tag line of your own, and see if you can make sense of this ad image. (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 puzzling image.

Photo Credit: Coconv Flickr Photostream

Weekend Edition – Nearly New Chrysler Shelby’s that are heading to Auction in March…

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Welcome to the Weekend Edition where I come to you from that frozen hell hole called New England… We have been experiencing ungodly cold, and record breaking snowfall, and I’m just about ready to throw in the towel… However, as I’m looking forward to the end of winter, it looks like the spring selling season will soon be upon us. Auctions America, which is owned by RM Auctions, is having an impressive auction of collector cars on March 27th through the 29th in sunny Ft. Lauderdale. And they have a few cars from a collection they call the Chrysler Shelby Collection. Most of these cars were never sold, and still have their interiors wrapped in plastic. So, are any of them even worth your time?

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Classic Captions – The 1974 Volkswagen Beetle “Love Bug” Edition

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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. St. Valentine’s Day was celebrated this past weekend here in the states, and I remembered that at one time Volkswagen referred to a Special Edition of the Beetle as the “Love Bug”, but we will get to that in a moment…

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Last time we had an image of an Oldsmobile down by the River, and the participation rate was just OK, so let’s review last week’s entries. Our runner up comment was from Irishzombieman☆ (Yes, Again), but this time it bordered on the bizarre: “‘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.”
… It was so bizarre that PotbellyJoe ★★★★★ added the Gif you see above to the comment…

Speaking of PotbellyJoe ★★★★★, he was the winner of this week’s Caption Contest with something short, and to the point: “Seen here: A Royale with Cheese.” Congratulations PotbellyJoe ★★★★★ 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 1974 Volkswagen “Love Bug” Edition (to celebrate St. Valentines Day). This is a rather interesting image that highlights one of the Special Edition Beetle Sedans during the twilight period before they were no longer offered here in the states. They were offered in two distinct shades, Red Hot Red, and Luscious Lime Green. This was also the start of imports offering “Black” trim instead of Chrome, and I wasn’t a fan of that then, and I’m still not. You see the two love birds kissing, but really… what is the point of this image besides enhancing the image of the VW Love Bug… (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

Obscure Muscle Car Garage – Time to vote them out; These are the Obscure Muscle Trucks, and SUV’s…

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Welcome to week four of our review of the Obscure Muscle Car Garage, and this time we are looking at the Obscure Muscle Trucks that were outlined in this series. I had more than a little fun with this particular subset of the Obscure Muscle Car Garage because, well because they were in fact Trucks, and not cars… That’s what makes this review so bizarre because nominating a truck is a true “Left-of-Center” decision on my part, and you seem to agree with me (well, mostly agree!) So, it is now time for you to consider what truck to kick to the curb. Ready? GO!

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Classic Captions – The 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Edition

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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

Weekend Edition Quick Hit – The 80’s Called, and they want their Benz Back… (Shhhh, You can buy it…)

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Something interesting happened this past week, and it was the fact that Radio Shack declared Bankruptcy… and then I remembered their Super Bowl Ad from 2014 and it actually makes sense. This was a store stuck in the past with too many locations, and nothing to actually draw new customers in. I bring this up because I spotted this Mercedes-Benz on eBay, and images used in that Radio Shack Ad seemed more appropriate than ever…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Crossing a Honda Z600 with a Suzuki Samurai, and you get a Monster!

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Continuing on with this weekend edition of Automotive Oddities (From a Morris Minor with Fiat Power, to a Mercedes S500 with a Mustangectomy) we have our next contestant. This was once a Honda Z600 Coupe that was available here in the states from 1970 to 1972. So, this is what happens when you have a solid Z600 body, and Suzuki Samurai Chassis, and a spare Chevrolet 2.8L V6 just lying around. So, the question is this… Cool finished product, or Meth Induced Disaster?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Your dose of French Weirdness in the form of this 1988 Citroen CX, and it’s for sale!

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Here at the Hooniverse we love the truly perverse when it comes to our Automotive tastes. Classic Benz Wagons, Falcon V-8 Sedans, Ford Twin I-Beam Pickup Trucks, Older Lincoln Town Cars, reinterpretation of a Studebaker Open Roof Wagonaire… See what I mean? And when it comes to French Cars, well we all seem to go weak at the knees… Well, get ready for your knees to buckle because here is a very tidy Citroen CX from 1988, and it’s currently for sale on Craigslist…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit WTF Moment – This is a 2000 Mercedes S500, and it is for sale…

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Ah, Central New Jersey, so much Meth, so little time. This popped up on my feed this morning, and all I can say is WOW… I am not sure what kind of drugs are responsible for this creation, but would I be out of line in saying I wouldn’t mind my share… Make the jump to see more…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1969 Austin Morris Traveller with a Heart Transplant…

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Welcome to the Weekend Edition, and once again I am here in New England under the threat of more snow, while places in the mid-west (Like Denver for example) have been basking in record setting mild temperatures. Bloody Hell… Anyway, I thought I would start with this gem… This is a 1969 Austin Morris Traveller with the infamous Wood Panels. Did you know they continued to make these right up to 1972? That is truly amazing. But this car has a surprise lurking under the bonnet… but you will have to make the jump to find out what…

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