Classic Captions – The 1969 Dodge Adverturer Pickup Edition


Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. It’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, so now it’s time to review the premise of this feature; 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 caption that is some how tied in with the image. This week we look at a Pickup that is the life of the party…

Models pose in a cutaway Simca Aronde at the Paris Motor Show, 1956 [1194 x 1160] - Imgur

Last time, we had an image of a Cutaway Simca at the 1956 Paris Auto Show, and the number of participants was OK, but I was expecting more. The runner-up comment was once again from $kaycog (This is twice in a row!). Her caption went like this: “In the back seat, Colette awoke to see the twinkling stars in the sky and wondered, “where the hell did the roof go?”” Another funny caption $kay, but there was one that was just a bit better, and I have absolutely no reason why…

This week, the winning caption came from one of our regular participants, Batshitbox, and his winning caption is very bizarre: “Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp freak out the squares in their surrealist “Drag Racer Parenthetical Octopus (Octopus)” Because Thursday afternoon.” If you haven’t had the chance to revisit the post from last week, do yourself a favor and do so now, because there were a few follow-up comments, in French, with illustrations, that have left me dumbfounded. Whatever, congratulations Batshitbox on winning the Caption Contest this week.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and it is an image from a Newspaper Circular Flyer for the 1969 Dodge Adventurer Pickup Truck. The ad copy states that “When the day is done, this one isn’t.” Well, that really isn’t a great ad line is it? And the setting looks like a gathering by the lake (or something) with what looks like a five piece band playing in the cargo bed. During the 60’s, the car companies were trying to market the Pickup Truck in new ways, to appeal to the Suburban dweller, and equipping the truck with two-tone paint, bucket seats, wheelcovers, and even Air Conditioning seemed to be the way to go. So, do you think the Dodge Boys succeeded with this particular 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 on the merits of each entry, and after contemplating our own caption (Something about a Ho Down comes to mind…), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this unusual image.

Photo Credit: coconv flickr photo stream

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