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The Dagmar Bumpers   I
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The Dagmar Bumpers - Trick Bag
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Jamnesia 2014
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Dagmar Meaning
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1955 Ford Thunderbird ORD #0061
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DATE: 2014/10/06::
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Ballin
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DATE: 2012/07/08::
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ANGELICA 1997
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Seewereld Avonture.mp4
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DATE: 2010/11/29::
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Lux Radio Theater - Saturday
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Beatrix Von Bourbon: Reverse Bumper Bangs/Structured Pomp Hair Tutorial
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ACTUAL IPHONE 6 COMMERCIAL!!!! 1080p HD) 2013!!!!!
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Huntington Public Access Television Bumper 1
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Der Graf als Co-Moderator der Hörer-Charts
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AMAZING GRACE    Jacob De Haan
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Ketnetband -
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Court Challenges Program  Put Equality Back on Track!
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DATE: 2008/10/04::
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Sonya Kraus Pro7 - We love to entertain you
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DATE: 2012/08/01::
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Viral SamenLoop voor Hoop
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The Mighty B Force
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Cadillac
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All About - Nissan Skyline (Extended)
All About - Nissan Skyline (Extended)
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Exceptionally BIG KW ~ T600 with Big 191" sleeper a custom Home School Special
Exceptionally BIG KW ~ T600 with Big 191" sleeper a custom Home School Special
DATE: 2010/03/10::
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Folge 180: Clinic im Centrum
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Bush - Comedown - Live @ The Ritz, Raleigh, NC 3/4/15
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DATE: 2015/03/06::
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Mercedes-Benz Vito 113 CDi Dubbel Cabine Lang Airco!! /nr693
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DATE: 2012/11/13::
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The Kregs
The Kregs
DATE: 2015/06/24::
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Nissan Skyline
Nissan Skyline
DATE: 2014/05/10::
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SUPER SABADOS DE PUERTO RICO DEDICADO A EMPLEADOS DE TELEMUNDO, SUBIR EL VOLUMEN
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Lets Build A Rat Rod #16 - Let there be Dagmars!
Lets Build A Rat Rod #16 - Let there be Dagmars!
DATE: 2015/01/12::
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"Dear Prudence" - Jesse James & The Pinkerton Raid, Paradoxos Festival, 2014
"Dear Prudence" - Jesse James & The Pinkerton Raid, Paradoxos Festival, 2014
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Sabinas Happy Birthday Marathon
Sabinas Happy Birthday Marathon
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DAME UN BREAK POR WAPA TV CON EL ALBINO INTERPRETADO POR AGUSTIN ROSARIO
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Oma & Oma (Ketnet) intro
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THE FOLLOUTS
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The BackBeat "Eight Days a Week" 2013 07 19
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Bottoms Up!
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1953 Mercury Convertible with Dagmars
Buick advertising image of the Fashion-Aire Dynastar grille work with reflective squares and Dagmars featured on 1958 Buicks
Lincoln B with Dagmar bumpers
1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air with rubber-tipped Dagmars

Dagmar bumpers, also known simply as Dagmars (dag-mar), is a slang term for the artillery shell shaped styling elements found on the front bumper/grille assemblies on several makes of cars produced in the 1950s, an era recognized for its flamboyant designs and prominent use of chrome details.

The term was coined by customizers in direct reference to Dagmar,[1] an early 1950s television personality well known for her pronounced cleavage on Broadway Open House. Dagmar's physical attributes were further enhanced by low-cut gowns and the shape of her bra cups, which were somewhat conical. She was amused by the tribute.

Evolution[edit]

As originally conceived by Harley Earl,[2] GM Vice President of Design, the bumper guard elements would mimick exaggerated artillery shells and were placed at either end of the front bumpers of Cadillacs. Their presence was both as a styling element indicating speed (as in the speeding bullet or projectile) and as bumper guards.

However as the 1950s wore on, the element on the Cadillac grew more pronounced, and in 1957 the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham gained black rubber tips, which were referred to in slang terms as pasties.[2]

As the 1959 model year designs approached, American car designs were beginning to shed both their rear fins and the missile shaped grille elements. In 1960 the era of the Dagmar bumper ended when Lincoln dropped the element from its 1961 Lincoln Continental.

Dagmars as a massive grille or bumper decoration competed against not only "spinners," as on the 1949 Ford and 1950 Studebaker, but also against a similar decorative element, which had a concave tip. Buick had these in a circular form both before and after the firm's stint with dagmars. Oldsmobile had these in an oval form and never used dagmars.

Vehicles sporting Dagmar bumpers[edit]

Postwar Cadillacs began sporting missile pointed bumper elements with their 1946 models. Beginning with the 1951 models, stylists began lifting these bumper guards up into the grille work, however by 1953 their shape and detail began to take on a bullet motif with the tips of the element being scored in the manner in which a bullet casing is shaped. In 1957 black rubber tips were placed on the element which was now placed at the top of the grille, approximately ten inches above the lower bumper. The element continued to become more pronounced in size through 1958, but were eliminated in the 1959 Cadillac redesign.

Mercury sprouted prominent Dagmars in 1953 and continued the look through the 1956 model year. Lincoln added Dagmars to its 1960 Lincoln and Continentals. The design took a different approach than GM, with the use of a black rubber ring separating the body of the element from the chrome tip.

Buick sported Dagmars on its 1954 and 1955 models. In 1954 the element was part of the bumper assembly; in 1955 the element moved up into the grille area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Douglas (2001-10-11). "Dagmar, Foxy Blonde With First-Name Status in 50's". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  2. ^ a b 10-1-2006. Fitzgerald, Craig Dagmar Bumpers, Hemmings Motor News
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