Classic Captions – The 1987 Suzuki Samurai Edition


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 an image of the Original Cute Ute…


Last time, we had an image of a Chevy Monza disguised as a Buick, and the participation level was a bit better this time, with a lot of clever one liners. The runner-up comment was from SSurfer321, and it was the prevailing theme for this particular round: “The neighbors all gathered around young Jimmy, celebrating his achievement. Proving to old Mrs. Hag that, yes, you can polish a turd.” Har, Har, very funny, but it was a one two punch that really took the prize this time.

Like I said, one comment set up the joke, while the comment that followed brought the house down. It was mkep819 who set it up with this comment: “Shouldn’t you close the windows before you wash it, Otis?”. With that, it was P161911 who followed with this very funny line: “With these panel gaps, it don’t matter.” So, for the first time since I re-started this feature, we have co-winners. Congratulations, and keep on participating.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and it is an image for the 1987 Suzuki Samurai. This was an unlikely success for the smallest of Japanese Car Makers during the 80’s and these things were selling like virtual hotcakes, right up until Consumer Reports published the fact that these little trucksters would tip over with little or no provocation. But before any of that, the Samurai enjoyed being the center of attention in these little cheeky ads, both on television, and in print. This image has it all, from the friendly grocer, to the guy with a Submarine Sandwich that is actually longer than the truck, with a beautiful and fun-loving babe in the open back seat. I just wonder what the other two people behind the vehicle are suppose to be doing? Also, is this really the way to sell a small 4X4? (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 (Like how are they going to store that Sandwich in the vehicle), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this unusual image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream

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