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

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]

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16 responses to “Caption this: Moments before a mauling next to your shiny 1930 Ford”

  1. P161911 Avatar

    “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!

    1. I_Borgward Avatar

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

  2. P161911 Avatar

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

  3. Inliner Avatar

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

  4. I_Borgward Avatar

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

  5. CraigSu Avatar

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

    1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
      Wayne Moyer

      Oh, nice catch on the colors.

  6. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

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

  7. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    When communing with nature, treat lightly. Tread well.

  8. Hillman_Hunter Avatar

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

  9. Alan Cesar Avatar
    Alan Cesar

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

  10. Batshitbox Avatar

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

  11. spotarama Avatar

    what happened next doesn’t bear thinking about

  12. Alcology Avatar

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

  13. cap'n fast Avatar
    cap’n fast

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

  14. Hubba Avatar

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