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Classic Captions – The 1981 GMC Caballero Diablo 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. I am currently not on my own system, so if it looks a bit wonky… well, so be it. I found this image of a GMC version of the iconic El Camino, and this iteration was called the Caballero with the special Diablo trim package, so it’s time to get devilish and come up with your own classic caption…

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Classic Captions – The 1960 Hillman Minx Holiday 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. It is that time of year that we are bombarded with Auto Advertising about giving or receiving a shiny new Car or Truck for the holiday, and I found this ad for a Hillman Minx that shows how long this tradition may be…

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Last time, we had a GMC Van, but not by the river, and the participation rate did increase from the week before, but I know we can do better in the coming weeks… Our runner up comment was from smalleyxb122, and his caption went like this: “Pete’s pretty hard-core. He takes his motorcycle everywhere. He takes it to work. He takes it to the store. He takes it for scenic drives up mountain roads. He’s taken it from Maine to California…twice. He’s just never learned to ride, so wherever he takes it, he takes it in his van.” This was an unusual twist which was quite clever, but our readers seem to favor one caption just a bit more…

And the winning comment was from one of our long time participants, Alff, and the caption went like this: “Be careful when you load that bike in my new van. I don’t want any gaucho marks.” This was my favorite of the week, so good job Alff on winning this weeks classic caption contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and I decided to hunt for Holiday Inspired Images from around the web, and look what I found… This is an ad image for the 1960 Hillman Minx, which is a model that was part of the Rootes Group in Great Britain. I choose it because of a mixture of artwork and photography (at lease that is what I think is photography). The image shows a young woman in proper winter attire smiling as her mate (beau, hubby, stranger…) who drives up in a snappy two-tone Hillman. This is your typical holiday imagery during the time period, complete with wrapped gifts and even a little snow in the hair of our model. Is this the perfect holiday image for the time period? (You can click here to see the full size image)

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 holiday inspired image.

Photo Credit: Old Classic Car (UK)

Classic Captions – The 1977 GMC Gaucho Van Edition (for Two-Wheel Tuesday)

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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. Chevrolet and GMC shared the “G” series van platforms when they were introduced in the early 70’s, but here is a GMC variant that is not well known, but we will get to that in a moment…

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Last time, we had a Plymouth on the Dock of the Bay, and the participation rate was awful, though I think that might have been due to the Thanksgiving Holiday (at least here in the US), so let’s see if we can keep this feature going… Our runner up comment was from Tanshanomi, and his caption went like this: “Rust. It’s acceptable, even expected fact of life…even on the most expensive ships on the world. So don’t come crabbing to us when you see some on your $2400 Plymouth. Plymouth. For discriminating drivers who don’t expect frickin’ miracles.” He has a point, but the readers of this site seem to like one caption just a bit more…

And the winning comment was from one of our regular readers, Number_Six, and the caption went like this: “Da broad says she wants a room at the Savoy, not a ride in a Savoy, ya fahkin idiots.” This was my favorite of the week, so good job Number_Six on winning this weeks classic caption contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and this time I went back to the archives of Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream Account again. This is an ad image for the 1977 GMC Gaucho Van, which is a model that I never knew existed. Fun Fact: The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter offers this same type of set-up now, only they call it the “Crew Van”. The image shows a couple of dudes with a Motorcycle (of some sort… Try and guess the make of said Motorcycle). This image is bitchin’ with the guys rocking wide legged jeans, handlebar mustache, and a can’t care attitude. So, unlike so many of the ads I use for this post, I can actually see the point of this particular image… (You can click here to see the full size image)

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 (Like, what are they doing with that cycle anyway?), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this very interesting image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell Flickr Photostream

Classic Captions – The 1962 Plymouth Savoy Sedan 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. 1962 saw the debut of the smaller standard Plymouth and Dodge models that proved such a disaster for Chrysler, like this 1962 Plymouth Savoy 4-Door Sedan, but we will get to that in a moment…

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Last time, we had a Ford Van with an interesting Delivery Driver, and the participation rate was once again not great, so I’m wondering what I have to do to spice things up a bit… Our runner up comment was from OA5599, and his caption went like this: “Ford had a better idea-a service division using attractive young women to restock the candy dishes near the cash registers of various local businesses. However, the passage of equal rights laws meant Ford had to start hiring the unattractive, the middle-aged, and males. The service died a quick death thereafter, and the windowless Ford Free Candy vans disappeared into obscurity”. This is a caption that makes you think, doesn’t it? However, you seem to like one caption just a bit more…

And the winning comment was from one of our regular readers, P161911, and the caption went like this: “”Hey buddy, wanna buy some speakers. They loaded too many on the truck.” This scam is five times more effective with an attractive female. This was very good, and my personal favorite this week, so good job P161911 on winning this weeks classic caption contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and this time I went to the archives of Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream Account again. This looks like a Dealership Placard Image for the 1962 Plymouth Savoy 4-Door Sedan, and you would think that the photographer could have found a better background than a rusty ship of some sort. The image shows a lovely young lady with I would assume to be her luggage. There are four uniformed men hanging around her for some odd reason. Are they with the ship, customs, or police? I’m really not sure what is going on with this image, but it is compelling, don’t you think? It makes a great and provocative Classic Caption Image… (You can click here to see the full size image)

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 (So what is the story with this woman’s luggage anyway?), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this very stimulating image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell Flickr Photostream

Classic Captions – The 1971 Ford Econoline Van 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. The Commercial Van Market has gone through a seismic shift with almost all of the vans offered completely redesigned, and the last time that happened was the late 60’s and early 70’s with the Econoline leading the way

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Last time, we had a Pinto Wagon in Drag, and the participation rate was not great, but it wasn’t bad either, so I guess I’ll continue to shake things up a bit… Our runner up comment was from dwbf11, and his caption went like this: “Who knew that a Bobcat would be so effective at hauling Cougar tail?”. That was very clever and a great observation, but there was one caption that our readers liked better…

And the winning comment was from one of our regular contributors, Tanshanomi, and it was actually the image you see below, and his caption that was very appropriate: “…or Mercury Bobcat photo” This was a terrific caption entry Tanshanomi, so good job on winning this weeks classic caption contest.

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It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and this time I went to the archives of the Old Car Manual Project. This is a Brochure Cover Image for the 1971 Ford Econoline Van. The image shows a lovely young lady with a two-wheel trolly carrying a Philco something-or-other. Remember, at this time, Philco used to be a Ford Brand for Stereo Hi-Fi’s, Color Television Sets, and major appliances, so it ties in nicely with the Ford Brand. I’m really not sure how her pose is suppose to say anything about the rugged nature of the Econoline, but so what. It makes a great cover image for a brochure. (You can click here to see the full size image)

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 (Like I really wonder what is in that Philco Box…), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this interesting image.

Photo Credit: The Old Car Manual Project

Classic Captions – The 1975 Mercury Bobcat Wagon 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. There was once a time in which the Mercury Brand offered almost everything the sister Ford dealer offered, except they were trimmed with a little more chrome to help distinguish the models… Like this Ford Pinto in Drag, the Mercury Bobcat

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Last time, we had an image of French Simca trapped in the Old West, and the participation rate was awful once again (I guess you really don’t like anything from the 1950’s), so I guess I’ll have to shake things up a bit… Our runner up comment was from our own $kaycog (Yet again), and her caption was very clever: “You know, Tex, that’s not just any run-of-the-mill car. It’s a new run-by-the-mill Simca”. Always the Bridesmaid, but one day she will ring the bell…

And the winning comment was from one of our regular readers, Batshitbox, and his caption was very appropriate: “Well, in all fairness, we did tell him to get out of Dodge.” This was a very well played Batshitbox, so good job on winning this weeks classic caption contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and I have once again raided the library of Alden Jewell’s Photostream Account. This is a Dealership Placard for the 1975 Mercury Bobcat Wagon which is really a Fancier Ford Pinto. This was a typical setting for these types of images that were on display at the dealership. It shows a young couple at some kind of a shop standing next to their new Pride and Joy in motoring, only to be disappointed within a few months. There are shopping bags in the cargo area, but I really have to wonder what they contain, as the rear of the wagon sits lower than the front. Do you really think this type of imagery really sells cars? (You can click here to see the full size image)

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 (Like this wagon seems to be overloaded already…), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this highly unusual image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell Flickr Photostream

Classic Captions – The 1957 Simca Vedette V-8 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. Did you know that Ford once had an assembly line in Poissy (France), and that our featured car is essentially a renamed Ford? We will get to this fascinating bit of history in a moment…

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Last time, we had an image of an Oldsmobile on a Frozen Lake, and the participation rate was not what I expected, and I wonder why that is… Our runner up comment was from our own $kaycog (Yet again), and her caption was actually quite humorous: “You guys are going to be in trouble. This is your father’s Oldsmobile. Help me push!” Love the way $kaycog tied in with the old Oldsmobile theme, but there was one overwhelming favorite this week…

And the winning comment was from one of our regular readers, PotbellyJoe ©, and his caption had an interesting twist: “Marketing was pretty pissed when the intern returned from the shoot in Charlevoix. Somehow, “Make it look like A Nice car.” was improperly relayed due to poor handwriting.” This was a very Punny play on words, so well done PotbellyJoe © on winning this weeks classic caption contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and I have sampled from the Flickr library of Alden Jewell’s Photostream Account. This is an ad for the 1957 Simca Vedette Sedan that seems to be trapped in a recreation of an “Old West” town. So, what would be the meaning of having a French Full Sized, V-8 equipped sedan parked next to a horse drawn wagon be? And why is there a couple of rugged looking dudes sitting on the wagon next to the car anyway? What is this image suppose to represent? Is this just some kind of random image published just for the American (or Australian) Market? And is this really a way to sell a French Sedan during the 50’s? (You can click here to see the full size image)

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 (A French Car in the Old West… Hmmmm…), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this highly unusual image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell Flickr Photostream

Classic Captions – The 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe 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. Daylight Savings Time is set to expire this weekend (for the parts of the country that observe it), and with time reverting backwards, Winter is that much closer, but we will get to that in a moment…

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Last time, we had an image of a Buick with a yard full of onlookers, and the participation rate was not that bad this week, so I guess I’ll stick around and do a few more of these features… Our runner up comment was from our own engineerd™ (and it’s been a while…), and his caption was actually my favorite of the week: “The entire neighborhood of Shady Acres was looking for Billy’s lost dog, Rex. Rex may have been found hours earlier if it weren’t for Mr. Wilson’s new Buick.” Very clever Mr. engineerd™, but there was one caption that proved to be the favorite of the readers…

And the winning comment was from relative newcomer, paulz67, and his caption had an interesting twist: “Once again, the dog earned his keep and an extra bit of kibble, after chasing and catching a Buick this year.” How about that, the two top captions zeroed in on the Dog… and it works! Well done paulz67 on winning this weeks classic caption contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and I have once the Flickr library of Alden Jewell’s Photostream Account. This is an ad for the 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe with a group of people and the Oldsmobile on a Frozen Lake, with some fast looking “Ice Boats” behind the car. I’m not really sure what this scene has to do with the car, but it is exciting, so let’s bask in its imagery… You have two handsome couples at the front of the car (with one young lady actually sitting on the car), and a determined young man at the back of the car, and I really don’t know what he is currently doing… So, what is the purpose of this image… To set a sporting tone for the Oldsmobile? To state that you can go anywhere you desire in your new Super 88? That the heater that is optional in this sporty coupe is up to the task of keeping these two couples warm on the long drive home? and once again I have to ask…Is this really a way to sell this type of car during the 50’s? (You can click here to see the full size image)

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 (Like is winter really over the horizon?), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this very unusual image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell Flickr Photostream

Classic Captions – The 1976 Buick LeSabre Hardtop Sedan 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 are back in Suburbia, but we will get to that in a moment, with a rare (but needed) jump to the next page…
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Classic Captions – The 1960 Mercury Park Lane Convertible 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 are litterly going to the dogs, but we will get to that in a moment…

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Last time, we had an image of a Chevrolet at a Golf Country Club, and once again the participation rate was disappointing, so I ask what is it going to take to get our caption rate to increase? Leave your suggestions within the comments if you have any ideas. Our runner up comment was from our own Queen of the Captions, $kaycog, and her caption was very well done: “I’m sorry, sir, but there’s not room in your wife’s car for these golf clubs. She already has too much junk in the trunk.” Thank you $kaycog for the entry, but there was one more that seemed to be the favorite this time…

And the winning comment was from Beer Expert, Irishzombieman☆, and his caption had a peculiar twist: Bob bought a black Brougham because he balked at beige. Betty begged Bob to buy blue but Bob’s bowels banged and the baño beckoned before Betty could bargain, so Betty bought Bob a baby blue blazer that matched her blouse. “Bye,” said Bob as Betty’s baited breath blew by, and the brook behind babbled like Betty’s brother did when he imbibed a bottle of beer. Lazlo, the porter, faked a smile and tossed the golf sticks in the trunk, all the while thinking of phrases the rhymed with “I’m going to kill them.” While not my favorite caption this time, you guys seemed to like it, so very well done Irishzombieman☆ on winning this weeks classic caption contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and I have once again took the liberty of using an image from Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream Account. This is a vintage advertisement for a 1960 Mercury Park Lane Convertible in what could only be described as a multi-story Hotel or Motel setting. The image has it all, and by that I mean everything. Young couples looking down from the balcony to the marvelous Mercury, a cute kid staring at the pair of Great Danes, and the Driver of the mile long Convertible that doesn’t know how to park the damn thing. So, is this really a way to sell this type of car in the early 60’s? (You can click here to see the full size image)

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 (Like how do you keep these Great Danes from simply getting out of the car in the first place…), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this very unusual image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell Flickr Photostream

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