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Help Me Caption This Image – Win a $50 Gas Card (CLOSED)

October 20, 2009 · · Filed Under Driver Performance Improvement, Eco-Driving, FuelClinic, LinkedIn, Motivations, Twitter 


I’m constantly looking for ways to quickly and succinctly describe the goals and objectives of FuelClinic to people who are not yet familiar with our concepts.

I’ve had an idea for a few months kicking around in the back of my mind for a graphic that shows a schematic-like “common” car illustration with a “smart” or “green” driver behind the wheel. I’ve managed to kludge together a quick mock-up, that roughly illustrates my idea:


Now I need help with the caption… I struggled with a few like the one you see above, as well as others like “Key To Efficient Driving Exists Between the Seat and Steering Wheel” … you get the idea, but I think we can do better.

So, I’m asking you to submit your suggestions for a great caption to this illustration – one that is creative, catchy and most clearly describes the positive effect of improved driving habits in helping create safer, smarter, more efficient drivers.

Add your suggestions in the comments section of this post. Use your real email address so we can track back to you if your caption is selected. I along with a small group of judges will choose a winner from the suggestions we get. I will send a $50 gas card to the person who submits the winning caption for this illustration and your caption will be used in the final version of this image on our website and in some marketing material.

UPDATE: We will be picking a winner from all entries on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 — winner to be announced on Monday, December 7, 2009


60 Responses to “Help Me Caption This Image – Win a $50 Gas Card (CLOSED)”

  1. Dave Currie on October 21st, 2009 11:23 AM

    How about a reversal of the above – “THE KEY TO BETTER FUEL MILEAGE IS YOU!”

    Highlight the “YOU” with the same green color.

  2. Lori on October 22nd, 2009 4:29 PM

    Want Better MPG’s? You’re In The Driver’s Seat.

  3. Michael on October 23rd, 2009 8:24 AM

    Not bad… I like both. Some other thoughts I was having revolved around “Better MPGs Through Driver Education” – or – “Instantly Upgrade Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency”…

  4. Michael on October 23rd, 2009 8:25 AM

    Should the guy be “Blue” – is “Green” getting over exposed?

  5. martin r. denton on October 23rd, 2009 8:35 AM

    get the lead out of your foot

  6. Joe Karcher on October 23rd, 2009 10:14 AM

    When the light ahead is Red
    Use your head. And lift your foot off of the pedal

  7. Ken Quin on October 23rd, 2009 10:55 AM

    Smart Drivers Drive Smarter

  8. Nomie on October 23rd, 2009 2:38 PM

    Less Stress, Gas Costs Less!

  9. William Kinmonth on October 25th, 2009 8:29 PM

    My suggestion:


  10. Fred Cotter on October 27th, 2009 3:12 PM

    How about “Drive smart not fuelish”.

  11. Mason Bright on October 30th, 2009 8:19 PM

    Ride with the “NUT BEHIND THE WHEEL”
    Drive with the
    Of some variation of the prefix.

  12. rick on November 2nd, 2009 12:14 PM

    Be A Winner!
    Drive Smart(er)

  13. William Volk on November 2nd, 2009 12:46 PM

    You’re in the driver’s seat…
    When it comes to Fuel Economy.

    The key component to improve fuel economy has been identified … YOU!

    New revolutionary device improves fuel economy by 10% or more … it’s called THE DRIVER.

    Want better MPG? Fix this!

  14. Toby Cohantz on November 2nd, 2009 1:17 PM

    Green starts in the drivers seat!

  15. Toby Cohantz on November 2nd, 2009 1:20 PM

    Being a Green Driver = Smart Driver

  16. Toby Cohantz on November 2nd, 2009 1:20 PM

    Green Drivers do it better!

  17. Fred Santesteban on November 6th, 2009 1:11 AM

    Auto makers provide the safe. You provide the smarts.

  18. Glenn Doughty on November 6th, 2009 5:59 AM

    “Be Cool and Save Fuel”

  19. Glenn Doughty on November 6th, 2009 6:01 AM

    “Drive Green Keep Your Air Clean”

  20. Paul Wilson on November 6th, 2009 8:15 AM

    Place brain in gear before you press the gas pedal.

  21. Monty on November 6th, 2009 8:29 AM

    When I saw the green person in the SUV I right away thought that was a counter-productive image. Our big gas guzzling over-sized vehicles, usually with one or two people riding in them, have helped cause the problem and even though some are getting better mileage now – they do not compare to a smaller, lighter car. Why not a green person in a regular sized car?

  22. Tony Germano on November 6th, 2009 8:51 AM

    Don’t spend more green to get better fuel economy, visit fuelclinic.com.

  23. Tom Brey on November 6th, 2009 9:31 AM

    Drive Green (with eco symbol), More Green (with $ sign).

  24. Larry Aremntrout on November 6th, 2009 9:48 AM

    two word phrase
    “Accelerating Efficiency”

  25. David on November 6th, 2009 10:06 AM

    “You don’t have to be the Green Lantern to be a hero… drive safely”

  26. Laura Cushler on November 6th, 2009 10:13 AM

    How about, “Drive a green, lean, gas-sipping machine!”

  27. Tom on November 6th, 2009 10:45 AM

    Key To Your Efficient Driving,

    LikeYour Sex Drive,

    Happens Between Your Ears!

  28. Jim Lambert on November 6th, 2009 11:16 AM

    “Fuel savings escalate when your brain and feet communicate.”

  29. Doug on November 6th, 2009 11:44 AM

    “Better Mileage? The answer is somewhere between your steering wheel and your driver’s seat”

    “Cleaner Environment? The answer is somewhere between your steering wheel and your driver’s seat”

    “Energy Independence? The answer is somewhere between your steering wheel and your driver’s seat”

  30. Ted Harris on November 6th, 2009 11:59 AM

    Coordination & Understanding result in greater
    fuel economics!

  31. Marilyn on November 6th, 2009 12:51 PM

    YOU are the key to going green!


    YOU are the green in the machine!


    Don’t be fuelish! Be green instead!

  32. Phig on November 6th, 2009 1:29 PM

    I’m imagining the word DRIVE followed by the word LEAN superimposed over the word GREEN. I’m the farthest thing from a digital artist, but hopefully this should convey the idea:

  33. Phig on November 6th, 2009 1:31 PM

    GOT MPGs?

  34. Phig on November 6th, 2009 1:33 PM

    FRUGALITY: Prudence in avoiding waste

  35. Michele Maycock on November 6th, 2009 2:10 PM

    Put your Green where the Action is!

    Habits…the difference between a green and grey world.

    Put your green habits in gear.

    Green driving…one habit at a time.

  36. Dave L on November 6th, 2009 2:57 PM

    Drive Green, Live Clean

  37. Jack McCord on November 6th, 2009 4:30 PM

    I think, just keep it simple: “Green Driving is for Everyone!”

  38. Barbara Greene on November 6th, 2009 5:35 PM

    Be an Eco Driver.

  39. Eppi on November 7th, 2009 12:03 PM

    Better mileage and more savings…it’s in your hands.

    SMOOTH OPERATOR – smart…efficient…economical

    FuelClinic helps YOU increase gas mileage, save money and improve the environment

  40. Eppi on November 7th, 2009 12:09 PM

    The signoff on your email gave me another idea –

    FuelClinic and YOU – together we can make a difference

  41. Bob on November 7th, 2009 3:52 PM

    Rule by using less fuel

  42. Jack McCord on November 8th, 2009 6:21 PM

    “Get a Grip on the Gas Monkey.”

  43. Larry on November 10th, 2009 8:05 AM

    Equipped with an Eco-Driver…how about your car?

  44. James Gingrich on November 10th, 2009 11:44 AM

    I offer three captions in one, thus reducing Internet clutter by creating a “green” email (yuk yuk):

    1) “Green Is As Green Does”

    2) “Keep it clean by being green”

    3) “Being Green Means Driving Clean”

  45. James Gingrich on November 10th, 2009 11:59 AM

    Again, saving bandwidth…

    1) Getting

    2) Getting

    3) Clean

  46. Jack McCord on November 10th, 2009 4:07 PM

    “You are the Driving Force. Ride the Green Wave and Save.”

  47. Jack McCord on November 10th, 2009 4:11 PM

    “Go Lean. Go Clean. Go Green.”

  48. Jack McCord on November 10th, 2009 8:18 PM

    “Drive Green, Save Green.”

  49. Shelly on November 11th, 2009 12:19 PM

    Why not play up that the driver is not yet smart–hasn’t discovered how to be fuel-smart. So–

    “Green with Envy? FuelClinic has the cure.”

    Get the driver of the SUV gas guzzler to engage with you.

  50. Len Piotrowski on November 11th, 2009 10:34 PM

    Better Mileage: It’s not the gears, it’s between your ears!

    Save some Loot. Eliminate Lead Foot

    Stop the Gas Drain. Use Your Brain

    Better Mileage: Remove the Lead and Use Your Head
    Get more miles through driving style

  51. Patricia Mohr on November 12th, 2009 10:22 PM

    Get Smart. Go Green. FuelClinic.com Paves the Way..

  52. Jack McCord on November 13th, 2009 4:15 PM

    “Get a Grip on the Gas Monkey.
    Go Green Behind the Wheel.”

  53. Patricia Mohr on November 13th, 2009 9:02 PM

    The answer to better gas mileage is in the driver’s seat—-and it’s you! Learn to drive smart at Fuelclinic.com.

  54. Greg Nichols on November 17th, 2009 1:58 PM

    “Be The Key to M.P.G.”

    I suggest this as my Nissan Cube is rated at 30 mpg highway. By utilizing suggested techniques my last two tankfuls have been over 32 mpg in mixed driving. And this in a vehicle with the aerodynamics of a brick.

  55. Michael on November 18th, 2009 2:30 PM

    Greg – excellent news… I think with some of our more advanced teaching materials in development, we might be able to squeeze a few more MPG from that Cube. :)

  56. Greg Nichols on November 18th, 2009 4:18 PM

    As a footnote, I should have mentioned that I live in Florida and all our fuel has 10% ethanol which makes it even more difficult to achieve stellar numbers. Thanks for the encouraging news on further possible enhancements.

  57. Christine Christian on November 20th, 2009 12:58 PM

    The air is clean when you go green.

  58. Jack McCord on November 30th, 2009 2:51 PM

    “Use Less Gas, Save More Money. Go Green Behind the Wheel.”

  59. William M Hollar Jr on December 1st, 2009 2:36 PM

    Who thought that being Green could add up to saving Green?
    Drive smarter, Save More, Be Green!

  60. Jack McCord on December 1st, 2009 8:10 PM

    “Save Money Where the Rubber Meets the Road. Drive Green, Save Green.”

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