Hooniverse Classic Caption – The 1966 Studebaker Commander Edition

Well it’s the second week of the new year, and I know I’m late for the Hooniverse Classic Caption Contest. This is the game in which I find images from all around the web that the car companies used in their brochures or advertisements, and it is up to you to come up with some humorous or snarky comment that fits the image, to which I award a prize. This week, it’s an Aluminum Water Bottle from the Morgan Truck Body Company, and it will go out to you if you come up with a great caption. Last week, we had an image with 70s icons Ricardo Montalban and Sergio Franci, and because of the timing of this post, we had one of the lowest number of participants since I started this feature. While there were fewer comments to choose from, they were all rather entertaining in their own way. The winning line belonged to our own Maymar, who provided this commentary:

Montalban – “In Cordoba, I have what I need” Franci – “In Volare, I have whatever they remembered to install.”

Very funny Maymar. Email me as soon as you can on where to send your prize. It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. It is a brochure image for the soon to be discontinued 1966 Studebaker Commander. It is an idealistic setting in one of Americas growing suburbs, with the family washing the car on the driveway of their new Split-Level. It looks like the lovely wife has some of her girlfriends show up, and the husband wasn’t all that pleased with her trying to escape to the shopping plaza. So what is their marriage like? Is this why the Studebaker fielded a car named Commander? And do you think the Collie (probably named Lassie, even tough he’s a male) took a dump on the neighbors manicured lawn? (You can click on the image to see it full sized) You have the next five four days to come up with a great caption. The editors will then watch re-runs of “Leave it to Beaver” and see if we can understand anything about early 60s suburbia before finally picking an appropriate entry. The winner will receive the prize, so get to work on your best 60s suburban lines. Lead Image Courtesy of the Old Car Manual Project

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