Classic Captions – The 1965 Plymouth Barracuda Edition


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’s image is unusual for this feature because there are no humans pictured what-so-ever!


Last Week, we had an image of an Excalibur ready for Tennis, and the responses were once again few in numbers, but very inspired none the less. We had a couple that was tied for second place, so let’s take a look at each of them. The first is from lilwillie, who came up with a caption that includes what Excalibur is: “My Lady, I told you that I could get you to ride two swords before Tennis. Your King is never wrong”. Very funny lilwillie, but you were tied with another.

The person tied with lilwillie was none other than P161911, who took a different approach with this caption: “This car is as much a Mercedes as you are a blonde.” Yes, this was a very funny insult, but neither one of these two captions was the top vote getter this time.


No, the clear favorite this time around was from smalleyxb122, who tied in his caption with a classic Tonight Show sketch: “A porn star from the ‘70s and tennis… Name two things with fuzzy balls that come in a can.” Of course, this caption was accompanied by the image of Johnny Carson performing as Carnac the Magnificent. It was spot on and very funny, so way to go smalleyxb122

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image, and as many of you can see, it’s just an image of a car, but what a special car it is. This was a Post Card image produced by Chrysler Canada, Ltd. It showcased the full range of colors available for your new 1965 Chrysler or Plymouth; all 17 shades. It is going to be difficult composing a caption for this image, but I’m sure you’re up to the task… I would start with the naming conventions of the swinging 60s, or the fact that there may have been more than one of these produced. Let’s see how creative you can be. (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 interesting image

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream


      1. That's a fuzzy bus, not a fuzzy car!
        /someone who has watched My Neighbour Totoro too many times for a single thirty something with no children.

  1. It's all kinda hazy, and none of us can agree on much of anything except that there was a striped Barracuda in the parking lot the night Dougan and Chippy got drunk, laid and shot.

  2. Piet Mondrian's high school car, before he settled on rectangles, and when he was still using secondary colors.

  3. Ah, yes. Who could forget Chrysler's ill-fated cross promotion with Fruit Stripe Gum?

  4. The dream was always the same. Her, in the twilight before the sunrise, wet with dew but warm in the cool breeze. Ready to face the day, spring out into the world and the promise of the open road. Yet she was indistinct, passing through one color and then another as he tried to focus. When he awoke, he worried if he would ever find her.

  5. "Do not attempt to adjust the picture…. there is nothing wrong with your computer. We are controlling the transmission… We control the horizontal…. We control the vertical… We control the color…."

  6. Jim drove away from the LBGT pride parade choking back tears and wondering why they rejected the entry of his rainbow colored car by saying "Honey, we want flamboyant, not something that went 12 rounds with the ugly stick!"

  7. I'll admit, when I was told a bunch of people had a rainbow party with my car, I was horrified at what might be found. I'm not saying I like the new paint job, but it's a hell of a lot better than what I first thought.

  8. booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop…boop….boop… This is a test of the emergancy broadcast system… This is only a test… booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop

  9. "Worried about your image with the colleagues when you show up with a middle-class car?…. The new Barracuda – now available in Manhattan Urban Camo."

  10. The 1965 Chryslers. You can have it in any color you want, so long as it's all of them.

      1. Did you know most pelicans die of blindness? They dive into the water with their eyes open to see the fish they are aiming at. Did you know the painter of this barracuda died with his eyes closed? Plymouth fans came in the night while he was sleeping.

  11. Chrysler Company's attempts to adapt SMPTE Color Bars for use as a revolutionary new system to indicate when maintenance was required proved to be less than successful.

    1. Damnit. Beat me to it.
      Work always gettin' in the way of my Hooniverse…

      1. Well quit your job already. Problem solved. Hooniverse is more important anyway, right?

  12. There are many fish in the sea she said. If you look hard enough you will find the right match for you. Just remember to try the waters but avoid getting bitten.

  13. Specifically created for color blind drivers, very few who actually purchased this paint package were aware of it.

  14. Introducing the Barracuda for paint salesmen. Never carry color swatches around again!

  15. Such a dazzling Barracuda of many colors
    How I love my Barracuda of many colors
    It was red and yellow and green and brown
    And scarlet and black and ocher and peach
    And ruby and olive and violet and fawn
    And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve
    And cream and crimson and silver and rose
    And azure and lemon and russet and grey
    And purple and white and pink and orange
    And red and yellow and green and brown
    Scarlet and black and ocher and peach
    And ruby and olive and violet and fawn
    And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve
    And cream and crimson and silver and rose
    And azure and lemon and russet and grey
    And purple and white and pink and orange
    And blue

  16. It's the new automotive version of dendrochronology, strip away the paint layers for a clue towards what the owners have been like.
    The bright red was added by a young buck with a Ferrari fantasy, the original beige by a chap called Norman who wore grey slacks.

  17. For years, Chet's wife begged him for a new car. "Make it green, that's my favorite color," she said. Knowing she'd likely win the new car in the divorce, he decided to make a point.

  18. At last, ChryCan finally developed the Doppler Shift optical color effect that proves that 17 cars CAN occupy the same place without destroying the time/space continuum ending life as we know it.

  19. When Bob placed his order for the new '65 Barracuda, he told them, "I'll take one in every color." Needless to say, Bob was not very happy when his order arrived.

  20. Bill thought he would make a fortune on his latest barn find, one of the extremely rare DuPont Paint Test Cars. Like so many before him, he found to his dismay that "rare" does not equal "desirable" . . .

  21. One of the names rejected in '63 for Plymouth's sporty new entry was "Prism", seen here as a test mule.

  22. Hamtramck assembly line workers will always remember the day when the plant lighting circuits failed and the paintshop was plunged into darkness….

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