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 an accident waiting to happen, but we will get to that in a moment…
Last Week, we had an image of an Isuzu on a Plinth and the responses were back up to the levels we all expect of the Hoons who populate this little corner of the Blogosphere. We had a few great captions, and I’ll start with the one from our friend from across the pond, Rust-MyEnemy who came up with a great caption that tied in with the name of the car” “The Stylus probably wasn’t as sharp as it should have been. I’m surprised it didn’t break all kinds of records.” That deserves a Slow Golf Clap Rusty, so well done!
It was muthalovin who came up with the runner-up position with the following caption, and it was tied in with the name of General Motors Distribution Channel during this time period (responsible for the distribution of Saturn, Saab, Isuzu, Lotus, and Daewoo models throughout Canada), and it went like this: “So, they are taking passport photos? Thanks, guys, I will be here all week.” Yuk Yuk Yuk… You have to admit, the guy is a cut-up!
However, the winning caption was from Alcology, with this very funny line: “Nobody knew where it came from or how it ended up on the dance floor or why it wanted to disco disco all night long. It had classus, it had substancus, it had stylus.” Well done Alcology, well done!
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image, and it looks like someone is going to get hurt very badly. This image looks like it was part of a Salesman Catalog distributed to all Chrysler Plymouth dealers during this time period. The car is a 1965 Plymouth Belvedere II, which was a new model, a new designation, but made from leftovers. Let me explain: There was a Brand New Plymouth Fury introduced this year (The “C” Body), which was bigger than the previous Fury. The leftover “B” body that was used for the Fury was now available for a new sized car called the midsize sedan. A little bit of a face lift, a new name, and Voila… A New Belvedere. Anyway, what do you think the couple playing on old fashioned, metal wheel, roller skates have to do with the car? Something about how the new Belvedere is more stable than Skates? That the man had better sense when picking out his new car? Or is this image just insane? Let’s see if you can come up with a funny, snarky, or outrageous caption for this bizarre image. (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