Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of posts that are set to run this time each week, 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. This week, it’s a poolside party, but we will get to that in a moment…
Last week, we had an image of a marriage of convenience, and the responses were all very well done. The runner-up comment was from the Hoonmiverse Brew Master himself, Irishzombieman☆ (now with a star!), and it went something like this: “The picture was cropped for advertising purposes. Present to the left of the groom, and unseen by you the reader, stood Colin Chapman himself, holding a shotgun.” Very well tied in with the image, so bravo Irishzombieman☆!
However, there was one excuisite caption that garnered the most votes for the week, and it came from the mind of OA5599 (yes, again). This caption tied in all the elements of what Lotus is suppose to be, and then some: “From the company that brought you the Elan, Elise, Eleven, and Elite…The new Lotus Elope. Finally, a bride that won’t complicate and add heaviness.” Very clever OA5599, and once again you come out on top (Pun Intended!) with a very well done Classic Caption.
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image, and it is a Print Advertisement for the 1959 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser Wagon, in what was suppose to be a very suburban setting. It looks like three good looking couples gathering around an in-ground swimming pool, but it looks like the driver of the wagon is still in his work suit, instead of a bathing suit. What is it with late 50s or early 60s automobile advertising when placing a car so close to a swimming pool? Why is the guy with the wagon still dressed anyway? Is there something about to go on afterwards? And who do you think clears these images from the ad agency in the first place? (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 entries, and after contemplating our own caption, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this very interesting image.
Photo Credit: Plan59.com