Classic Captions – The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL (Dream Factory) Edition

car advertisement 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. I don’t know what it is, but the participation level for this feature seems to be off, so I am going to break a personal rule I had when starting this feature, and start using Artwork as well as Photography when it comes to images used in Vehicle Advertising or Brochures, starting with this very daring piece produced for Mercedes-Benz, but we will get to that in a minute… 1988 Dodge Ad-05 Last time, we had an image of a “K” Car pretending to be a Sports Car, and like I said, the participation level was way off. I guess the images are running a little stale, so let’s see if we can shift into another direction. The runner-up comment was from P161911, who summed up the disappointment anyone would have with this particular Shelby named product: Shelby Daytona – “When you really want a pony car, but your family works for Chrysler and you aren’t allowed to buy a Mustang or Camaro.” Very well done P161911, but there was one comment that was by far the overall favorite this time… And the winning comment was from smalleyxb122, and it went like this: “With few prospects on the Horizon, and being Reliant on a decades old line, Steve swallowed his pride and asked her her sign. When she said she was an Aries, he knew that he had found his next Conquest.” This was an excellent comment, utilizing a few Chrysler Nameplates in the process, so congratulations smalleyxb122 on producing the winning caption this time. It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and like I said, it is one of four different “Dream Factory” images from Mercedes-Benz for the 2008 model year, and this one was for the SL Roadster. The image has it all… For the guys, there is a Beautiful Blond, a Buxom Brunette, and a Ravishing Redhead, all in flowing dresses, high heel shoes, and perfect complexions. They haven’t forgot about the ladies either, though somehow, I think they were short changed in these advertisements. The guy at the control stick looks more like a Buddy Holley Hipster than something I thought the ladies would dream up, but what the hell do I know. Help me out ladies… Is your ideal man dressed in a suit, horn rimmed glasses, slick back hair style, and Elvis Presley Pulsating Hips? Yea, I know, smart is the new sexy, and guys with big muscles are out, but is this the new fantasy? The rest of the ad has a distinct German Techno Pop kind of vibe to it. Yes it is very industrial, but a very sterile type of industrial. I don’t even know if this image really sold cars, but it is a different way to present the Mercedes-Benz Brand. (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 (Hey, I wear glasses… Does that make me a sex symbol?), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this rather unusual image. Photo Credit:

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