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Classic Captions Contest – 1958 Dodge Truck Edition


This 1958 advertisement for Dodge Trucks tells a story, but I frankly have no idea what it is. You have a truck, and fencing, and what looks to be bags of fertilizer or sakrete. And you’re going to the bank. Okay, so the message is that you can do work and save money with a Dodge truck. Got it. But the newsboy on the bike? At the other drive-up teller window? He’s there for what reason? I don’t know, but I am sure you can think of a funny, clever, or perhaps genuine reason why this would make sense in a truck ad. In any case, leave your quip, caption or comment below.

76centurypcadLast week’s Buick Century ad was definitely cringe-worthy, and you guys made the most of it. took the top spot with, “When life gives you lemons, make colonnade.” In second place was with his comment, “The large crowd dissipated pretty quickly after someone pointed out that the car said ‘Free Spirit’, and not ‘Free Spirits’, like they were hoping.”

  • 0A5599

    Lane planned to build a concrete reinforced fence to keep the paperboy away, but ultimately, he figured it was easier to just swing by the bank to get the two dollars.

    • smalleyxb122

      He couldn’t Dodge me forever.

  • GTXcellent

    “Kinda tough pedaling?”

    “Could always be worse, at least I’m not stuck driving a ’58 Dodge”

  • marmer

    Nice mid-century bank building!

  • Alff

    The new Dodges are butt ugly, and you can take that to the bank.

  • Prince Halibrand

    After Bob and Susan moved away, taking the only motor vehicle in town with them, the bank went ahead and changed the sign to read “Ride In Pedal Bank.”

  • “Welcome to Drive In Motor Bank. How may I help you?”

    “Yeah, I’m gonna need a couple of L-heads and a Hemi, and I’d like to place a deposit for one of those cross-rams when they come out. Oh, and a Whizzer for the kid back there.”

  • “Cheeseburger and fries, please.”
    “Oh, I’m sorry, sir, we’re a bank”
    “Oh my goodness, I must be wearing the wrong lenses. I’m just glad I wore the right ones this morning when I collected this bright red Dodge Coronet from my dealer”

    • And some flapjacks.

  • Wayne Moyer

    “I’d like two breeder hogs”
    “This is a motor bank right?
    “Well get me breeder hogs out of that there piggy bank and put it into the bed of this Dodge”
    “That’s not how it works”
    “Look Miss if you don’t do as I ask I will be reporting this to the reporter right behind us. He’s big in the news industry!”

  • I’d just like to say that I have to knock on the window instead of ordering through the intercom when I bike through the Krispy Kreme Drive Thru because the Hot&Ready sign flicks on.

    • Alff

      The paper boy will surely win over a kiss and teller with a suave line like that.

  • 1977ChevyTruck

    “Why do you have chicken-wire and in the back of your truck? Don’t you raise sheep?”

    “No, I had to sell them when I couldn’t afford a Ram!”

  • 1977ChevyTruck

    Woo-hoo! Second place!

    I’ll take it!

  • Lokki

    The small front wheel in the paper boy’s bicycle bothers me for some reason. I thought the small front wheel didn’t become a thing for bicycles until the 70’s.

    As for a clever caption:

    Ted found that his old truck was much less of a hinderance to picking up women than expected, but then even Billy was doing okay on his bicycle.

    I got nuthin’

    • Alff

      For the chopper look, perhaps, but small front wheels were a staple of delivery bikes much earlier.

      • Texlenin

        “Granville, fetch yer cloth……!”

  • Texlenin

    “Look,Lady. This is Boulder….with these seeds and ckickenwire, we can pay off the
    mortgage in nuthin flat. How’s about another extension?”


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