Classic Captions – The 1978 Ford Mustang II Ghia Edition


Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. Yes, it’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, so it’s once again time to review the premise of this post; 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 picture of a Malaise Era Mustang at a Rifle Range…

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Last time, we had an image of an American Built Ford living in Paris, and the responses were all quite interesting, with a few in French no less. The runner-up comment was from that proliferate poster over at Atomic Toasters, engineerd. His caption went like this: “Ford, eager to enter the French auto market, named their first vehicle to be sold in France after a British monarch whose mother was German.” This was one of the well thought out captions, but it took a “photo-shopped” image, with some very clever commentary, to become the favorite this time.

This week, the winning caption came from dwbf11 who is starting to become a very frequent contributor to this little contest of ours, and he contributed a very funny image you see to the left. For those that can’t read the words contained in each balloon, here they are: The white one on the right, coming from the Driver of the Fairlane is “C’est trop grande!” which translates to “It’s too big!” The black balloon, coming from one of the young riders of a Donkey that is on the left side of the car utters: “C’est ce qu’elle a dit!”, which translates to “That’s what she said!” dwbf11 then adds his own caption to this image: “The 1958 Ford Fairlane: The original source of the “that’s what she said” joke.” This was very well done, so congratulations dwbf11 on winning the Caption Contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and it is a Print advertising image for the 1978 Ford Mustang II Ghia Coupe with a handsome young couple at a Rifle Range. Remember, this was during the height of the 70’s disco era, so of course the car is sporting a padded vinyl roof that covers the “Opera Windows”, with matching “Body Side Molding” in a color that was termed as Chamois! Other things that I will point out will also clearly date this car firmly in the “Charlie’s Angels” era, like the Feathered Hair on the female, the Porn Stache on the Male, and those big bumpers that are clearly battering rams on the car. If you look on the front fenders, this car was equipped with the 302 CID V-8 (Later to be known as the 5.0), along with color keyed lace alloy wheels. Do you think this car was really all that desirable then? Was the car aiming at the right audience? And do you find this car even more desirable now than ever before? (Confession time… I really like this particular Mustang II) Only you can answer these questions, while we bring you this rather unique image to your otherwise boring Tuesday. (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 (mine will have something about that Porn Stache, but that’s just me…), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this provocative image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream

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