Classic Captions – '78 GMC Motorhome Edition

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Thanks to Monday’s national celebration of freedom, pyrotechnics and over-consumption, this week’s Classic Captions Contest has been moved to today. To change things up, here’s a very different type of image, looking out from the red velour interior of a ’78 GMC motorhome at a couple outside, gazing off-camera. This photo is probably more open to subtle shades of interpretation than most automotive ad artwork. Who are these people? Do have anything to do with the motorhome, or are they just by-standers who happened to show up at the same scenic overlook? What are they looking at? And what’s in that note on the table?
Hit the jump and let us know what clever take you have on what’s going on here and learn who won last week.

Dodge Aspen R/T Last week, neight428 hit it out of the park with his take on the courtside Aspen R/T: “‘Nice ’76 Dodge’, a compliment with a strong backhand.” Now that’s gold. Second place finished well behind his comment, with fewer than half the votes, but was still a clever entry from Alff, who’s always seems to have a strong showing: “This lovely Dodge Aspen R/T was first prize for the ladies at Wimbledon in 1976. Second prize was two Dodge Aspen R/Ts.”


  1. “I told you not to get marmalade on the seat”, said Jim as he stared off at the Great Smoky Mountains.

  2. Missy thought Marvin called it the “Shaggin’ Wagon” because of the thick carpets. As long as Missy was willing, Marvin wasn’t going to bother setting her straight on that point.

  3. Don and Barbara stared out at the beautiful view of the Ozarks, with the Queen City in the distance. Barbara the psychic predicted, “Thirty-eight years from now, that olelongrooffan will immortalize our GMC Motorhome in a Long Shots article on Hooniverse.”

  4. “Ain’t that Jack’s blue Camaro……tumbling down a hillside?” asks Mike
    “Sure looks similar, racing stripes and all…..look, that’s Jill flying out of the car” says Ann
    “Well, at least we had a great foursome yesterday” says Mike
    “Jill also gave me her curtain makers’ number, we need more red for the RV” says Ann

  5. Bob and Carol noticed the “If this bordello’s rockin, don’t bother knockin'” sign still hanging on the doorknob and knew that Ted and Alice’s four o’clock foursome was running late.

  6. “Shake it off, Chip, just breathe” said Kitsy. Chip had been in the rear captain’s chair as Kitsy navigated most of a 4-leaf-clover intersection and part of a roundabout.

  7. Steve and Marilyn waited, gleefully anticipating the cruelty they would inflict by timing their departure right in front of a sports car, forcing it do 20 MPH down what would otherwise be a deserted mountain road.

  8. Looking out the scenic overlook, Don and Judy wondered if maybe the “white on the outside, red on the inside” color scheme was sending the wrong message to the other members of the Good Sam club.

  9. “Oh yeah, feel that red velour”, grunted the onanist burglar as he started to unbutton his jorts

  10. “Oh yeah, feel that red velour”, grunted the onanist burglar as he started to unbutton his jorts.

  11. Dammit Janice, I told you not to lend the GMC to your uncle Kevorkian. After the coroner leaves, we’ll have to find a carpet guy to get the stank out of the shag and velour….

  12. 455 cubic inch motor – check
    Toronado power train – check
    Red crushed velour interior – check
    All the Quaalude’s it can hold for that one last groovy seventies vacation before the double centennial and realization that we are going to be forty? – double checked
    Brought to be GMC in the seventies for that moment in time when nothing was ever going to change. Nope, not ever, it was always going to be the same.

  13. Contract signed, Dana and her agent pensively dreamed of what would have to be a beautiful future for the young actress. It would not be the last time her life changed in a motorhome.

      1. Wasn’t sure if anyone was going to get it. There are certainly larger tragedies in the world, but that story has a certain nasty resonance that sticks with you.

  14. Honey look at those people they’re naked. How about we go in our coach and do the same……

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