I don’t want to overdo the Curbside Caption thing too much, but the last two have been so entertaining. Click on the image for its full sized glory.
“It’s the white Ford. You can’t miss it!”
That’s funny as Hell!
Any colour you like as long as its the one were using this week
“No, the OTHER white Falcon!”
“Yes, we love our new house in the suburbs! It’s such a diverse neighborhood – there’s 2 doors, 4 doors, wagons, all kinds of cars!”
“Ah Ha”, thought Irv the Chrysler spy, as he lurked in the bushes just outside the fence. “I can’t wait to tell Mr. Townsend about this great idea that Ford is going to use. We can call it a sales bank!”
“I said build them ALL RIGHT, you big dummy!”
Scene from “Detroit Flashback – the Fast and Furious” number 25.
See how Diesel confuses the FBI in his 61 Starliner after spending 6 hours dialing all his friends at Ford on a rotary phone.
This picture was found in the secret filing cabinet of J Edgar Hoover.
It was filed under “white supremacy”.
Little did he know that all the secret company communications that referenced “race supremacy” was all about the voluntary band on racing by the Automobile Manufacturers Association and how to get around it.
Code name: “White Carnation.”
As the citizens of Levittown gathered at the shopping mall for their annual photo, they realized just how different all their cars were… some wagons, some sedans, some hardtops, some convertibles.
Hello, QC Department? Who signed-off on the color fade resistance tests for the new paints?
Bizarre! What is this really? Who are these people?
The story was that in 1961 Ford did a promotion where 1500 vehicle owners in Flora, Illinois got a new ’61 Ford cars or trucks to drive for a week. That must’ve had caused one heck of a confusion for a week! And would that actually drove those people away from actually buying a Ford, because they were sick of looking at Fords everywhere for a week?
OK, I read the Look magazine article and I understand that these are supposed to be ’61 Fords. How come then, the Thunderbirds are 1960s not 1961s?
I noticed that too. This event happened in mid-October of 1960. Apparently the all-new ’61 T-Bird must have had a late introduction.
Suddenly, the leader of the Alien invasion force realized that their nefarious plan to blend in with the earthlings had missed a simple but crucial detail.
I laughed at this one.
The perfect caption:
“Dude, Where’s My Car?”
Ding! Ding! Ding!
We have a WINNERRRR…..!
What’s the story behind the picture? It seems like all the cars have a little tag on the windshield or back glass and someone standing beside them. Was it a sort of giveaway contest lottery where you won the car if they announced the number on the sticker?
Please continue with the captions, but I had to dig this up. It was a big promotion where they loaned a new Ford to every driver in a whole town for a week.
How do you find these things, Paul? Great stuff.
(picking up phone) “Hello, county police department…. A hit-and-run, huh? Do you have any specifics of the vehicle that hit you? …. A brand new white Ford. (quietly to self) It’s going to be a looong week.”
Curbside Classics Episode II: Attack of the Clones
“These are not the Falcons you’re looking for.”
Henry Ford II was determined to countermand the Old Man’s dictum of ” you can have it any color as long as it’s black”.
Brian: Look, you’ve got it all wrong! You don’t NEED to follow ME, You don’t NEED to follow ANYBODY! You’ve got to think for your selves! You’re ALL individuals!
The Crowd: Yes! We’re all individuals!
Brian: You’re all different!
The Crowd: Yes, we ARE all different!
Man in crowd: I’m not…
“Dear, I told you that you should have put that tennis ball on top of the aerial”!
5 minutes later the worlds largest demolition derby got underway.
Announced over the stores P.A……….There is a white Ford in the parking lot with it’s lights on.
Somebody should’ve stuck a ’57 Nash Ambassador Custom or ’55 Dodge Custom Royal with a 3-tone paint job in there just for s & g’s. And – to break up the monotony, or at least snuck in a ’61 Canadian Meteor.
March 23 1961, a day that will live in infamy for the AAA when 4,000 car owners all locked their keys in the car and left their lights on at the same time…..
Ever the bean counter McNamara quietly sells the last few leftover ’61 Fords to Hertz. Thus inflating sales numbers via fleet sales is born.
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