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Caption This: Taking a Photo on the Beach with a 1963 Pontiac Tempest Convertible

Posted February 09, 2021 12:00 AM by dstrohl

What do you think these two people were thinking about or saying to each other in this 1963 Le Mans ad? Here are a few possibilities.

Man: Just a few more, I haven’t made enough scratches in the decklid with my belt buckle yet.

Man: Elbow, elbow, decklid dent, decklid dent. Okay, all finished.

Man: I can afford a tripod, but I prefer to simply mimic its stance with my body for beach shoots. Man: I’m telling you, that windshield frame can support you… no problem.

Man: Seriously, I am a professional photographer, and no my wife won’t mind that you’re sitting on our car.

Man: Stop worrying. We can wash your footprints off the windshield and hood later.

Man: I know the car is barely in the photo's frame. It’s okay, don’t worry about it.

Man: The pale white sky is fine for this shoot… really.

Man: Good thing we didn’t order the coupe.

Woman: I can’t wait to see the photo proofs from this shoot.

Woman: This is just what I need to round out my portfolio.

Woman: I’ve heard of the dealer taking a photo of happy customers with their new cars, but isn’t this a little extreme?

Woman: Funny, I’ve never heard of that magazine you said you're from.

Woman: You know, I could just sit behind the wheel for this photo.

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02/09/2021 11:26 AM

And the best car advertisement photo of the year,...

goes to a stranger walking along the beach, who stopped to take a picture of a man taking a picture of a lady sitting on the cars windshield.

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02/09/2021 3:58 PM

Man: Just lean a little more forward. A bit more. More. More. More . . . .

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02/09/2021 5:57 PM

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02/09/2021 7:01 PM

Well yer no Danica Patrick...

Built for speed...

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02/10/2021 3:00 PM

Nice, but she doesn’t hold a candle to Jungle Pam in her prime...

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02/10/2021 12:53 AM

I am taking this pic so the insurance company will really believe the windshield was hit by a bird!

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02/10/2021 12:12 PM

Woman: My butt hurts

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02/13/2021 8:51 PM

Strangly enough, Cool Hand Luke was on TV recently. I lost all interest in what make of car it was, but I'd buy one just to take it for a wash.

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I believe that's a 1941 De Soto....

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02/15/2021 8:04 AM

That's useful to know. Thanks.

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02/15/2021 4:33 PM

I was going to say something about the nice drive train and differential . . . .

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02/16/2021 12:43 PM

I think it's better known as a 1967 Joy Harmon

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02/19/2021 9:14 PM

Had Luke rigged that picture for the guys on one of his runs.....well, Dragline would have made a fortune lending it out.

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