Classic Captions – The 1974 Romulus II Edition (No, this is not Star Trek…)

12530287905_b54bbbc53f_b Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post, and once again, it’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, 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 caption that is some how tied in with the image. This week we have a Neoclassic that was built in Florida during the 1970’s(Cue the Bugs Bunny sawing off Florida GIF…) advertising images1-001 Last time, we had an image of a fun loving couple in a Yellow Convertible, and the participation level was better, so I guess I’ll continue on. The runner-up comment was from Alcology, who submitted his entry rather late in the posting process, proving that anyone can have a chance if the caption is really good. His comment went like this: “Sadly, most purchasers of fine De Soto automobiles did not understand the Forward Look.” This was a very well thought out caption, that tied in beautifully with the subject. However, there was one comment that seemed to be the favorite this time, and the captions that followed were all pretty hysterical. And the winning comment was from our own Queen of the internet, $kaycog, and it went like this: “Jose, can you see?”. There was a comment stream that followed, to the tune of the Star Spangled Banner, with Scandinavian Flick ★, and Irishzombieman☆ joining in. If you haven’t taken a look at last weeks Caption Contest, you should. Congratulations $kaycog on winning last weeks round. It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and it is an image for the neoclassic 1974 Romulus II, which is suppose to resemble the 1931 Auburn 851 Speedster. This was one of those fiberglass reproductions that seem to crop up from time to time, and it was built by the Glassic Motor Car Company, which was headquartered in Palm Beach, Florida. The plant in which these were produced was located in Boynton Beach, Florida, so I guess it was an all Florida enterprise. Alden Jewell himself (of whom I lifted this image from) noted: “Glassic claimed “The owner will find True Mastery of the Road, at last!”. All for only $19,650!” What is really interesting is that it looks like the image transforms from a Black & White Classic Image, to one in full color, but Mr. Jewell claims the image is damaged. I rather like it this way. Oh, and there is a small sub-text stating that the Fashions are by Lilly Pulitzer, Inc. I guess she never received the Pulitzer Prize (or maybe she did!) I just crack myself up sometimes… (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 (I still like the Pulitzer Prize comment…), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this rather unusual image. Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream

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