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Caption Contest: The Machine Gun Mystery Machine

by G&A Staff  |  January 23rd, 2013 176

This week’s G&A Caption Contest comes straight from the showroom of the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, where our online staff spotted this souped-up van with more firepower than horsepower. Caption this photo before Sunday, Jan. 27 to win!

This Week's Photo
Caption Contest: The Machine Gun Mystery Machine

The Winning Caption:

mike lauder
You go make peace.I'll cover you

The Prize:

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  • Kerry

    Cheech and Chong would love this bug!!!

  • Mark

    The reverse on this VW is called 1500 rounds per minute

  • edge35

    FLOWER power? Oh, I thought you said FIRE power!

  • mike lauder

    You go make peace.I'll cover you

    • dylan_polk

      mike lauder,

      Congratulations! You're the winner.

      Email me at with your address and contact information to receive your prize.


      Dylan Polk
      G&A Social Media Editor

    • laramy

      that's lame

  • @andrewbuchen

    You can't have peace, love and flowers without muscle.

  • Harry Jacobsen

    Not your father's hippie bus

  • mike lauder

    Damn it Doc Marty told you about those libians

  • carl bell

    I'll take lead on this one

  • -•-E-•-

    The Mystery Fire Flame Release Machine

  • Stephen

    The only way to travel in the Middle East as a tour guide.

  • -•-E-•-

    Solve mysteries and fight crime in your own special and unique way with the new Fire Power Mystery Bus!

  • Nate

    Pass the doobie to the left hand side.

  • Ryan

    Republican hippies.

  • P161911

    Filmore isn't taking any more of your crap.

  • Carney

    Marty! It's the Lybians!

  • Dana Chapman

    Our Answer to Obama!!

  • deadfoldmike

    Make war not love

  • deadfoldmike

    Damn it Doc Marty told you about screwing with those Libians

  • deadfoldmike

    You go and try to make peace I got your back

  • mike hartman

    The realistic hippie mobile.

  • deadfoldmike

    If this vans a rockin death be a knockin

  • Mark Stanley


  • deadfoldmike

    (The people in the van) It gets 20 miles per gallon and 5000 rounds per minute.

  • deadfoldmike

    Turn on the wipers it's raining lead. Do the wipers have a setting for lead?

  • deadfoldmike

    It''s the new V.W. BUGOUT!

  • deadfoldmike

    Meatwagon redefined

  • deadfoldmike

    Beep Beep. Who's there? BADASS.

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  • Gene Gullickson

    In 1966 I was a hippy and my VW bus was new and painted with peace symbols, in 2013 when I restored it I came to my senses!

    • jamz4Jesus

      Hey Brother, there's quite a few of us "old hippies" left out here and like "Austin Powers" said…if we had of realized some of the long term effects our actions back then would have had on us later in life we would have maybe done things a little differently but our spirit would have remained the same!!! Peace man!

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  • Warren Smith

    This shold be named the " VolksWacker"

  • dknorr

    I would've gotten away with it if it wasn't for you meddling kids and your machine gun!

  • ian johnson

    Peace love and happiness at 1200 rounds per minute!

  • Timothy Moore

    If you fire it toward the rear you get 20 more miles per gallon.

  • adam

    bring it on hippies!

  • GenghisJohn

    There is too much awesome in that photograph to caption.

  • Dave

    To Serve and Protect the Slow Lane…..

  • Schnelson

    Achtung! Respect das auto, or else!

  • Seamus

    Laugh while you can……that way you die laughing!

  • Neal Hamil

    Well honey in my dream I was a hippie. But i was still ready for the apocalypse.

  • Stephen Malm

    Everybody's gone shootin', shootin' USA…

  • Stephen Malm

    A VW Micro-bus with Mini-gun means maximum fun.

  • Glenn Hottel

    National Lampoon's Afgan Vacation

  • Loren

    That whole "Flower Power," thing was way overrated anyhow.

  • harvey hill

    rolling armory

  • Jan Jon Munkler

    Dude,What did you do to my Van….it looks like it belongs to Scarface!

  • David droptiny

    so what if my kids ride the short bus do we have a problem here

  • Jan Jon Munkler

    If the Van is rocking don't bother knocking

  • Jan Jon Munkler

    If the Van isa Rockin' don't bother Knockin"

  • Jan Jon Munkler

    Achtung Baby!!

  • Jan Jon Munkler

    Hey Obama try and ban this!!!

  • Jan Jon Munkler

    2014 Urban Attack VW Bus for Military Contractors

  • Jan Jon Munkler

    West Germany's Prime Ministers New Protective Detail Urban Van

  • Jim

    28000 pr gallon

  • Stephen Malm

    Peace, Love, FIRE!

  • Stephen Malm

    Everything's fun and games until a hippie girl's armpit hair gets caught in the mini-gun.

  • Stephen Malm

    Hybrid? We don't need no stinking Hybrid!!

  • Stephen Malm

    That's what happens when Magpul sets up their booth over a handicapped space.

  • Stephen Malm

    Volks call it the Victory-Vagen.

  • Stephen Malm

    A bit too intense for driving on the Semi-Autobahn.

  • Retiredguy00

    Trust……….but verify.

  • ichael castaneda

    Mini gun or bust!!

  • C_Diggs

    "What's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?"
    -Nick Lowe

  • Lynn Sparby

    Gaston Glocks new limo, it's armored too!

  • PwyJim

    Q to Bond – "Not a scratch 007."

  • C_Diggs

    "What's so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?"
    -N. Lowe

  • Stephen Malm

    We can occupy…er, tour… France in this thing!

  • Jeff Bissette

    The "Real A-Team's" Ride and then some!!!
    "Uncle Sam…00000007"
    Now that's what I would love to have to pay a visit to one of those "Meth Labs" or "Crack Houses" to leave them a message by "special delivery!"

  • Wayne Rowe

    Hitler's secret weapon.

  • Mike Joplin

    Clark W. Griswold, ready to roll!

  • Justagunguy

    Si vis pacem, para bellum!
    -Vegetius 450 BC

  • Bill

    KILLER Van man!

  • Stephen Malm

    Senator Feinstein's proposal called for a ban on assault weapons with evil features like a VW microbus lug.

  • Tom Schultz

    germany's new SWAT transport.

  • Justin walters

    How bout that new magpul hybrid.It runs on brass and gas. Hippies will love it

  • Ron

    Heads you drive, tails I take the mini-gun.

  • Charles painter

    smokin grass, and kicking ass

  • Rman

    Ballistically charged for a smooth ride!

  • Mike K. YYC

    You volks vill give me da right of way. Ja?!

  • matt

    No one took the Mystery Machine seriously until now

  • unclewilly

    Scooby-Doo Where are you??!! We've got the extraction team staged and ready to advance to your A.O.

  • unclewilly

    If you would have peace, be prepared for war.
    -a famous Roman Senator

  • laramy

    Gives a new meaning to a BUG ( Back Up Gun)

  • ZackEatsBacon

    Of course its a roof bong, man. Put your mouth over the end and I'll light it with this button that says "fire".

  • Stephen Malm

    The SHOT show was the perfect venue to unveil the 2nd-generation of the Herkimer Battle Jitney.

  • Doubletap Tommy

    Recently found in a barn in Munich, Hitler's R.V.!

  • Doubletap Tommy

    Zere iz NO aspeedin in das HOV lane!

    • Doubletap Tommy

      See that would be the "Diamond" lane to all of you in the Republic of California.

  • kas

    I feel so much safer taking the Chicago City bus tour since the firearms ban was passed!!!!

  • Brett

    WARNING: May cause excessive grinning

  • Brett

    After settling down and starting a family, James Bond needed a van…

  • Stephen Malm

    WARNING: Objects in mirror are deadlier than they appear.

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  • Tony Bazidlo

    Volkswagen Releases it's new DOOMSDAY BUGOUT VAN.

  • James

    Pre ban assult wagon

  • Brett

    WARNING!: May cause excessive grinning

  • Rich Hostetter

    Wow this is a great blind for ducks with open roof and anything else out with these great windows

  • Jesse

    "Now that I think about it, traffic does seem to have gotten lighter during my commute."

  • Stephen Malm

    Gunnery Sergeant Scoobie-Doo, reporting for duty.

  • 2ndsupporter

    anyone really want to hang ten

  • Frank1940

    minigun van for sale, lightly used by James Bond

  • Dylan Hu

    "Make love, not war."
    "Why not both?"

  • Dylan

    "Make love, not war."
    "Why not have both?"

  • cameron wilson

    call me a hippie one more time, then ask yourself . do ya feel lucky punk?

  • Robert Mansouri

    FOR SALE: Tactical Volkswagen Bus. Lightly used, only 19.000 rounds through it.

  • mike cline

    Scobby do where are you!

  • laramy

    look its a bird, its a plane, no its puff the magic dragon bus?

  • Royce

    The new VW 100,000 round van magazine, availabe at your local VW dealer today.

  • Stephen Malm

    Don't you just love that "new mini-gun" smell?

  • porkchop6209

    D.C. After Dark: The Ghetto Tours- with GetDown as your official guide. For a nickel rock, you get premium seating.

  • Gregg Gause

    if we paint this thing Mossy Oak Breakup and park it in the woods, we would have the best 360 degree blind ever!

  • jtknight

    Pee Wee Herman's Revenge of the Nerds tour bus.

  • Terry

    The all new Homeland Urban Assault Vehicle.

  • Stephen Malm

    The optional equipment makes this van Full-Autobahn.

  • Stephen Malm

    Road-trips aboard the Mystery Machine took a serious turn after Scoobie-Doo joined the NRA.

  • Mike K. YYC

    (Girl to guy in van)… Ya wanna play with my "bazookas"?.

  • laramy

    its a bird, its a plane, no its puff the magic dragon bus

  • imoberr

    Screw all you hippies

  • aaronbakerimo

    Nice, but I think it needs more windows.

  • jack

    Ruh-roh Raggy. We got zombies!

  • Jamey Holsetin

    How real Dead Heads Travel….

  • Richardo

    Muzzle flash meets pipe ash and man it's all good.

  • michaelostiefel

    hitler would love this bug bus!!!

  • michael stiefel

    what a makeout bus!!!


    This is what happens when the guys from American Pickers accidently send a VW bus to Sons of Guns instead of American Restoration.

  • Kerny

    Killer Surf Bus.

  • Nosfer6

    The only smoke coming from this bus is NRA approved!

  • Nosfer6

    It's nice to see the contest back up and running I wondered where it went.

  • Snowdog5000

    Sunflower, I decided to try "Peace Through Superior Firepower" instead.

  • Cliff

    This is one Bug that even RAID can't kill.

  • John

    Firepower over horsepower.

  • Richardo

    Peace the old fashioned way

  • Al Arena

    Self sufficient work of art and ready to MAKE YOUR DAY in crazy world of ours.

  • Jimmy Coffee

    Here, HippyHippyHippy!

  • Johnathan McNett

    Hey! What happened to GUNS KILL?

  • Mike Quinn

    ZOINKS! A gun you say officer? On the roof?

  • Fred Stecher Jr.

    Former Hippie repurposes Lovemobile for new Neighborhood watch program.

  • R2STUD

    Guns? We got no stinkin guns! German volk are peaceful.8ik

  • R2STUD

    Which way to the front?

  • R2STUD

    We are peaceful surfers looking for der waves! We gonna hang ten.

  • ymg200

    Peace through superior firepower!

  • Daniel Sampsel

    Peace, love and understanding….LOTS of understanding!

  • Don

    Hey, man! Get with it! Doncha know the sixties are over?

  • Dennis

    not only does it have air-power steering – auto trans-power brakes seats 10 and it will fire armor pursing and tracers and I'll throw in the flame thrower for free.

  • Gary Crispens

    Peace Love and FIREPOWER !!!

  • zmpeter80

    It would be a fly assault vehicle for the Zombie Apocalypse.

  • billtobin

    our family is ready for the revolution

  • shawn brittain

    Rut row raggie

  • bst08051

    I thought this was over!


    I just received the April issue of your magazine with the caption contest. How am I supposed to win when the caption had to be entered by January 27TH? You already show the winner when I log in.

  • Ken Liu

    I agree with stew2627…I was
    bummed that I didn’t get to enter mine:

    “Cuba has just revealed their newest Armored Combat Vehicle” :)

  • Mike Dodge

    Wow. Just received my April edition, came here to post a caption and a winner is already posted. Time warp fast.

  • Mike Dodge

    Mine was going to be:
    So you want to steal my surfboard? Go ahead, make my day.
    I know it’s corny.


    I was going to try, “Dude, the best part? Look at all that canvas for paece signs and flowers”.

  • Jeff Childress

    “I’ve given peace enough chances.”

  • Tom Webb

    Bus bus the magic bus,I got your magic right here.

  • hififile

    “It has 300 horsepower, 0 to 60 in 10 seconds, and red lines at 2500 RPM, 2500 rounds per minute that is”!

  • hififile

    By the way, i just got this months G & A magazine (April 2013) – How do I post my caption this if it was done in January?

  • Ryang07

    Scooby Doo has really stepped his game up on the Mystery Machine

  • Fred Reid

    Y’know, if the contest ends Jan. 27th, it would be nice if the picture came out in the print version before the April issue…anyway, my caption would have been, “…Steve and Debbie’s camping spot at Burning Man was never invaded by hippies again…”

  • Christopher

    Just bought the April issue at the Airport, wondering how I would win if the contest was over on the 27th of Jan. Anyways, here goes…
    “Stoner down! Hippies everywhere just fainted.”

  • Carl Cloer

    How about “born again hippie”?

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