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Classic Captions – The 1971 Ford Maverick Grabber Edition

Jim Brennan February 24, 2015 Redusernab Classic Captions Contest 48 Comments


Welcome to the Redusernab Classic Captions Post, and 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, dealer displays or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous caption that is some how tied in with the image. This week we have an image of <1>a Maverick in Action, but we will get to that in a moment… But first, with our commenting system that has gone awry, I am expecting participation levels to be way off… So please be patient and have fun with this feature anyway.


Last time we had an image of a Couple of Love Bugs , and the participation rate was awful, even before the problems with the commenting system, so let’s review last week’s entries. Our runner up comment was from $kaycog, and she used a current book title to make fun of the colorful beetles: “Fifty Shades of Grey” is child’s play for Dick and Jane.” I really have no idea how popular that book really is, or the Movie for that matter, but it was a funny comment…

But the winner for this week is Batshitbox (Yes, once again) and his caption went like this: “VW knew that kisses were horizontally opposed, air cooled, and best at low speeds.” That was very well played, so congratulations Batshitbox on winning this weeks Classic Caption Contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and once again I dive into the Flickr Account of coconv. This ad is for the 1971 Ford Maverick Grabber (one of my Obscure Muscle Cars…) The image shows a beautiful young couple in Scuba Gear standing next to a lake or the shore. I have no idea as to what the advertising department was going for with this particular image, but the tag line (that I kept in the picture on purpose) states “and a little more jazz”. While I like the 1970’s imagery, and use it quite often here on the Classic Caption Postings, I’m still stumped as to what this is suppose to say to potential customers. Was it Young and Hip? Was it daring? Was it just lame? Why don’t you try and come up with a great tag line of your own, and see if you can make sense of this ad 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, and we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this very puzzling image.

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  • Again, congratulations, Batshitbox, on your winning caption! Here;s a VW for your efforts!

      • Now there’s someone I wouldn’t mind being horizontally opposed with! She really makes my axle swing. We could do a little heat exchanging, if you know what I mean.

        • Well-played, amigo! Enjoy this thoroughly amazing beer!

      • She Hulk says “Thumbs Up, Scaycog!” Also image embed is GO!
        (At least, Tanshanomi got it to work in the sticky What’s Up? thread)

        • How do you embed image? The old way didn’t work for me.

          • GTXcellent

            Don’t use the width=”… Seems to work ok when that component isn’t added.

            • I’ll try that next time……….thanks!

  • Grabber? I hardly know her!

  • Devin

    Steve and Diane’s scuba jazz band was not extremely popular, but they did have a dedicated following.

  • Juliet C.

    It’s not my fault! You SAID “Put gasoline in my tank.”

  • Wheee! I said something clever on the internet! Thanks, everybody! Here’s hoping they can get the bug out of the commenting system!

    • Vairship

      The system’s gone maverick!

  • GTXcellent

    Little more jazz – yes

    Little more handling, power, braking, rust-proofing, build quality, materials, glove box, rear set room, reliability – no

  • Small Car Using Bad Advertising

    • dukeisduke


  • “Only two payments in and I’m already under water. That’s the last time I buy a car because it has snorkles on the hood.”

    • dukeisduke

      Multiple thumbs up.

    • Marc

      Thumbs up!

  • Prince Halibrand

    Azz, jazz or breathing gazz, nobody dives for free.

    • Thumbup!

    • Marc

      Thumbs up!

    • faberferrum

      Thumbs up

  • “If we find alien sea creatures down there, turn the valve like so and it’ll release cyanide gas into our masks. I’ve been abducted before. I don’t want to live through that again.”

  • Janine, I bought the Maverick because it defined who I am and what I wanted the world to know about me; an unbranded calf, totally separated from his mother.

    That’s kind of creepy Tom.

    • boxdin

      great but the Maverick is a horse.

      • Whoever told you that STEERED you wrong! Get it? Steer!

  • Lil-red

    Just like the Maverick Grabber, Sam and Sally hoped to go
    a long ways on one tank.

  • Todd had drawn up Storyboard #2 as a joke that wasn’t supposed to leave the office, but it somehow ended up in the production instructions packet. The day ended with screams and threats of lawsuits.

    • Perfect. It looked like a bad movie poster to me, too.

    • Nicely done!

  • FORD: Divers Wanted.

    • faberferrum

      thumbs up!

  • 1977chevytruck

    “Really, Maverick? You had to buy a car with your name on it?” “Shut up, Charlie, let’s just look for Goose, he’s around here somewhere…”

    • Ha! I see what you did there…

  • p161911

    Ted, when you told me that we were going to “watch the submarine races”, I had no idea that we were really going to watch real submarines race.

  • boxdin

    He says; This is full of cannibus if I can figure out how to open this valve…

  • Texlenin

    Hmmm…..wonder why it says, “Smile, you sunnoffabitch!” on the top of the tank……..

  • Tn8Shooter

    The dealer said the snorkles are functional. What could go wrong?

    • faberferrum

      Thumbs up!

  • Vairship

    The team that had developed the Maverick knew they hadn’t made it compact enough. However, it was still a low blow when upper management openly stated they should have copied Honda more…

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