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Published: 2014/06/20
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Published: 2015/07/01
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The Dagmar Bumpers HiFi Baby
Published: 2014/05/30
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36 22 36   The Dagmar Bumpers
36 22 36 The Dagmar Bumpers
Published: 2016/05/03
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The Dagmar Bumpers at The Pour House 11 23 2014
The Dagmar Bumpers at The Pour House 11 23 2014
Published: 2014/12/10
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The Dagmar Bumpers - Is You Is Or Is You Ain
The Dagmar Bumpers - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Published: 2016/03/22
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The Dagmar Bumpers - Trick Bag
The Dagmar Bumpers - Trick Bag
Published: 2015/06/29
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The Dagmar Bumpers - Groovy Train
The Dagmar Bumpers - Groovy Train
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Messin With The Kid - The Dagmar Bumpers
Messin With The Kid - The Dagmar Bumpers
Published: 2016/04/12
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Overland Journey Suburban Front Bumper Fabrication
Overland Journey Suburban Front Bumper Fabrication
Published: 2009/10/10
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Published: 2015/09/02
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Dagmar - What Do You Want
Dagmar - What Do You Want
Published: 2015/03/10
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See See Rider   The Dagmar Bumpers
See See Rider The Dagmar Bumpers
Published: 2016/04/12
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Published: 2011/12/21
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Gonna Get Back Home Somehow   The Dagmar Bumpers
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow The Dagmar Bumpers
Published: 2016/08/11
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1954 CADILLAC SERIES 62 SEDAN  --  MORE MASSIVE, MORE HEAVIER
1954 CADILLAC SERIES 62 SEDAN -- MORE MASSIVE, MORE HEAVIER
Published: 2013/05/25
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1953 Cadillac Eldorado
1953 Cadillac Eldorado
Published: 2017/08/25
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1957 Cadillac Eldorado - Grovewood Car Museum
1957 Cadillac Eldorado - Grovewood Car Museum
Published: 2011/10/27
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The Barbary Coasters - Hi-Fi Baby
The Barbary Coasters - Hi-Fi Baby
Published: 2011/06/28
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Published: 2014/05/12
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1958 CADILLAC SIXTY SPECIAL FLEETWOOD --  CALLED MOTORDOM
1958 CADILLAC SIXTY SPECIAL FLEETWOOD -- CALLED MOTORDOM'S MASTERPIECE
Published: 2014/02/10
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Baby Dangler
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Jamnesia 2014
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1951 Cadillac Series 61 || For Sale
1951 Cadillac Series 61 || For Sale
Published: 2017/02/19
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1958 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE - CHROME LADEN WITH FINS
1958 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE - CHROME LADEN WITH FINS
Published: 2016/01/14
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Dagmar & the Tornados
Dagmar & the Tornados
Published: 2011/02/28
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Dagmar Meaning
Dagmar Meaning
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: SDictionary
1955 Ford Thunderbird ORD #0061
1955 Ford Thunderbird ORD #0061
Published: 2014/10/06
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Death Valley Horror Movie Review - 80s Slasher (1982)
Death Valley Horror Movie Review - 80s Slasher (1982)
Published: 2012/08/26
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The Cactus Candies  - Closing Time (RECORDSFREIGHT)
The Cactus Candies - Closing Time (RECORDSFREIGHT)
Published: 2017/08/19
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IWEC-award winner 2014 House of Dagmar from Sweden
IWEC-award winner 2014 House of Dagmar from Sweden
Published: 2014/11/18
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Handsome Al and the Lookers w/ Emma Davis
Handsome Al and the Lookers w/ Emma Davis
Published: 2015/06/08
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Dagmar & the Tornados in Wetzikon
Dagmar & the Tornados in Wetzikon
Published: 2011/02/28
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TEDDY MC BEAR HI FI BABY (alternative 3)
TEDDY MC BEAR HI FI BABY (alternative 3)
Published: 2016/11/29
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De dagman trein
De dagman trein
Published: 2015/12/12
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Breadcrumbs
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Published: 2014/07/05
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1955 Packard Caribbean || For Sale
1955 Packard Caribbean || For Sale
Published: 2017/10/26
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MARTIN KRAUSSL - LOVE THEOREM (BalconyTV)
MARTIN KRAUSSL - LOVE THEOREM (BalconyTV)
Published: 2014/06/27
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Everything Everywhere
Everything Everywhere
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: The Saint Francis Band - Topic
SOUL BOY - ( Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 36 22 36 )
SOUL BOY - ( Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 36 22 36 )
Published: 2016/12/14
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The Scumrocket Part 2 (Viva Van Nuys!)
The Scumrocket Part 2 (Viva Van Nuys!)
Published: 2011/07/01
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Rave On - Hi-Fi Baby
Rave On - Hi-Fi Baby
Published: 2014/04/07
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Verizon Star Wars Halloween costumes TV commercial (2013)
Published: 2013/10/22
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You Aint Nothin But Fine - Trickbag
Published: 2017/08/23
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Rhythm Kings - 36-22-36
Rhythm Kings - 36-22-36
Published: 2009/12/01
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Where Did The Nickelodeon Name Come From?
Published: 2017/08/20
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HiFi Baby by Bob Carter with Rockin
HiFi Baby by Bob Carter with Rockin' Johnny (gtr)
Published: 2012/05/18
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The Wax Cylinders - I
The Wax Cylinders - I'm Shakin' @ Rocky's Route 8
Published: 2013/11/14
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The Bridge House - 36-22-36
The Bridge House - 36-22-36
Published: 2011/05/31
Channel: Moises Garcia
The BackBeat "Eight Days a Week" 2013 07 19
The BackBeat "Eight Days a Week" 2013 07 19
Published: 2014/04/01
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1953 Mercury Monterey with Dagmars
1955 Cadillac Eldorado with Dagmars
1955 Lincoln Capri with Dagmar bumpers
1957 Chevrolet with rubber-tipped Dagmars
1958 Buick with Fashion-Aire Dynastar grille and Dagmar bumpers

Dagmar bumpers is a slang term for chrome conical shaped styling elements which began to appear on the front bumper/grille assemblies of certain American automobiles following World War II. They reached their peak in the mid-1950s.

The term is derived from the notable physical attributes of Dagmar,[1] a buxom early 1950s television personality known for low-cut gowns and pronouncedly conical bra cups. She was amused by the tribute.

Evolution[edit]

As originally conceived by Harley Earl, GM Vice President of Design, the conical bumper guards would mimic artillery shells.[2] Placed inboard of the headlights on front bumpers of Cadillacs, they were intended to both convey the image of a speeding projectile and protect vehicles' front ends in collisions.

As the 1950s wore and American automakers' use of chrome grew more flamboyant, they grew more pronounced. The black rubber tips they gained on the 1957 the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham and other models were known as pasties.[2]

By the late '50s American car designers began to shed both rear tailfins and bumper guards.

Use[edit]

Postwar Cadillacs began sporting conical bumper guards in the 1946 model year. In 1951 models, some were raised into the grille. In 1957 black rubber tips appeared. The element continued to become more pronounced in size through 1958, but were eliminated in the 1959 Cadillac redesign.

Mercury sported Dagmars in 1953 through the 1956 model year. Lincoln added Dagmars in 1960, with a black rubber ring separating the body from the chrome tip.

Buick added Dagmars on its 1954 and 1955 models, in '54 as part of the bumper assembly, moved into the grille in '55.

Full sized Chevys in 1961 and 1963 also had small rubber Dagmars on the front bumper, also 1962 ford Galaxie had small rubber Dagmars as an option.

Revival[edit]

In 1974, motoring press applied the name of statuesque British actress Sabrina to oversized pairs of protruding rubber bumper blocks added to MG MGB, MG Midget, Triumph Spitfire and Triumph TR6 sports cars to meet strengthened US auto safety regulations. The term lingered at least to the mid-'90s in some areas.[3]

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
  3. ^ Clausager (1994), p. 25

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