Classic Captions – The 1966 Chrysler New Yorker Edition


Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. It’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, so now it’s time to review the premise of this little slice of heaven; 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 weeks image is one showing two different Sedans


Last time, we had an image of a Maverick and a Horse, and we had a few very funny captions this time. The runner-up comment was from one of our more frequent guests, onrails. His caption went like this: “Bob couldn’t bring himself to make eye contact with his trusty old steed. But the new one consumed less, was more reliable, and made less of an awful stink. But he’d sure miss that old Maverick.” This was very well done, but there was one overwhelming favorite this time…

This week, the winning caption came from our own Queen of the Internet herself, $kaycog, and her winning caption went this way: “Yep, I bet this car is parked here because it had injun trouble.” This was the top of the heap among the readers, so congratulations $kaycog on winning the Caption Contest this week.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and it is a print ad for the 1966 Chrysler New Yorker. This particular ad was meant to convey that when you move up to a Chrysler New Yorker, you really Move Up. I’m really not sure how far up the food chain you “Move Up” when you seem to be doing pretty well being carried by what I can only assume are servants. Having a crew just to carry you around is pretty sweet in my book, but what do I know? Is the Chrysler New Yorker really all that? And is this really any way to sell a Luxury Car in the mid 60’s? (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 dream of Jeannie simply pops into my brain!), 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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