Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of postings that are set to go off around this time almost every Tuesday (when I’m able to produce these postings), so let’s 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, snarky, or thought provoking caption that is some how tied in with the image. I really like this type of imagery (50′s Vintage Advertising) so see if you can come up with a clever caption for this amazing image..
Last week, we had an image of a Disco Era Plymouth with a swinging couple, and the comments were all pretty interesting, so let’s see who managed to create the best caption. There was this comment from OA5599, who managed to tie in a very racy (and quite sickening) viral internet video with the image, and it went like this: “2 Girls 1 Coupe”. Um, thanks OA5599, I almost managed to forget about ever seeing that video…
But is was Alff (Yes, again!) with this very amusing observation: Later, the girl in blue confided to her friend, “Yes he’s got A-plus hair, but only a B body.” Very clever Alff, as you managed to have a very relevant tie-in.
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image. This is a period advertisement from Chrysler showcasing the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere. Remember, there was a time in which Americans never really needed the SUV to go off road, as this Plymouth Sedan seems to be headed. It looks like a typical Nuclear Family of the 50s, with Mom and Dad taking Junior to discover the vast horizon. Along the way, they ask some Cowboy for directions… So, where do you think they are heading? Do you think this family wanted to know where the nearest Dude Ranch is? Is Dad completely lost and can’t find his way back to civilization? And what the hell does this have to do with a Car Ad anyway? Only you can answer these questions, so you have the next 5 days to come up with a truly memorable caption, and I know you will. (You can click here to see the full size image)
The editors will then go over each entry, and after re-living our own Wild West Fantasies (or Nightmares… either way) we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this vintage image.
Photo Credit: Captain Geoffrey Spaulding’s Flickr Photostream