It’s the first Monday since we returned to Daylight Savings Time, so it must be time once again for the Hooniverse Classic Caption Contest. I have to tell you that my full time gig seems to be getting in the way of producing any weekday content lately, but I will try and get this posting to you on-time. So, let’s review the premise for 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, snarky, or captivating caption that is some how tied in with the image. This week you are all playing for a Mack Trucks Belt Buckle that I received some time ago ago. I know there are still quite a few of you that have not participated in our game yet, so this would be a perfect time to decorate your jeans, and participate.
Last weeks image was of a picture of three college students and most comments were very funny. We had a great comment from our own Alff: “In the 1988 Ridgemont High Yearbook, both Sally and her Samurai are identified as “most likely to roll over.””
Alff seems to always bring the good stuff, but the winner this time is flr1975 who submitted this little great caption: “The last known photo of Consumer Reports’ 1988 summer interns.” Congratulations flr1975, and you need to send me an e-mail telling me where to send your prize. To everyone else who won in the past several weeks, I will be shipping this week, so look for your prizes soon.
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. It is a Advertising image for the 1968 and Ford Mustang GT featuring a Life Guard, and three bikini clad beach babes. Typical of Ford at that time, the Mustang ads were used to make you think that you’ve become young and popular if you own a Mustang. Do you think it worked this time? What do you think the girls are going to do once they find out the Life Guard still lives with his Mom? And then I have this comment… If he pulls off this three way, he’s the luckiest guy on the planet! Only you can answer these and any other question. (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 the merits of each entry, with the best one awarded this weeks prize.
Lead Image Credit: The Old Car Manual Project
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