This is the third week of 2012, and with this being Monday it must be time for the Hooniverse Classic Caption Contest. Hooniverse is one of the most engaging Automotive sites on the web, with some of the best fans anywhere. The Classic Captions category is the perfect example of this, and here’s how. I have gathered images from around the web, presented them in a posting like this, and our fans write pithy, snarky, and often humorous captions to these images. I have been awarding prizes, and this week, it’s a new Hartford Freightliner Baseball Cap, and one will go out to you if you are deemed the winner. Last week, we had an image 2 Studebakers in Surburbia, and the number of participants for this edition of the contest was lacking. Was it the image? was it the fact that I posted this on a Tuesday? Whatever the reason, our man Alff, who always comes through with an entertaining line is the winner with this one liner:
“Where do you think you’re going? You have to stay here and buff The Commander”.
Congratulations Alff. I will be in touch later this week. It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. It is a brochure image for the 1987 Dodge 600 Sedan. The Dodge 600 was a stretched version of the evergreen Chrysler “K” car, and was badged as a Plymouth (Caravelle), a Dodge, and a couple of Chryslers (E-Class, New Yorker). The image shows a couple of people with what I can only assume is a professional video camera for a news program. So, who do you think is going to stand in front of the camera, and which one is suppose to be operating the camera? Doesn’t the woman in the picture look a lot like Georgia Engel? Isn’t that guy look a lot like an Anchorman instead of a Field Reporter? (You can click on the image to see it full sized) You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will then watch re-runs of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, and “Everybody Loves Raymond” and see if we can understand the allure of Ms. Engel, and then get to awarding this weeks prize when we give up. On another note, my e-mail decided to dump its contents, so I need the following people to contact me so that their prize can be sent: Maymar, Van_Sarockin, and Tomsk. Anyone else who hasn’t received their prized, let me know. Lead Image Courtesy of the Old Car Manual Project