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The Dagmar Bumpers - Groovy Train
The Dagmar Bumpers - Groovy Train
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
The Dagmar Bumpers at The Pour House 11 23 2014
The Dagmar Bumpers at The Pour House 11 23 2014
Published: 2014/12/10
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
Fever  - The Dagmar Bumpers
Fever - The Dagmar Bumpers
Published: 2015/07/01
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
See See Rider   The Dagmar Bumpers
See See Rider The Dagmar Bumpers
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
The Dagmar Bumpers   HiFi Baby
The Dagmar Bumpers HiFi Baby
Published: 2014/05/30
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
The Dagmar Bumpers - Trick Bag
The Dagmar Bumpers - Trick Bag
Published: 2015/06/29
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
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
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
36 22 36   The Dagmar Bumpers
36 22 36 The Dagmar Bumpers
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
Messin With The Kid - The Dagmar Bumpers
Messin With The Kid - The Dagmar Bumpers
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
The Dagmar Bumpers   I
The Dagmar Bumpers I'm Shakin'
Published: 2014/06/20
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
I
I'm Shakin' 2015
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
Ballin
Ballin' The Jack - Virginia Ruth "Dagmar" - 1951 - 1950's Blonde Bombshells
Published: 2011/12/21
Channel: maynardcat
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow   The Dagmar Bumpers
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow The Dagmar Bumpers
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: Dagmar Bumpers
Front car bumper production process
Front car bumper production process
Published: 2012/02/17
Channel: Thaphatkorn Dulgaiphan
Dagmar - What Do You Want
Dagmar - What Do You Want
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: DAGMAR Music
Dagmar Meaning
Dagmar Meaning
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: SDictionary
1957 Cadillac Eldorado - Grovewood Car Museum
1957 Cadillac Eldorado - Grovewood Car Museum
Published: 2011/10/27
Channel: Wanda Kaluza
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I'M COOL by Emily Musolino Band at the PINHOOK Durham
Published: 2014/05/12
Channel: Emily Musolino
Overland Journey Suburban Front Bumper Fabrication
Overland Journey Suburban Front Bumper Fabrication
Published: 2009/10/10
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1958 CADILLAC SIXTY SPECIAL FLEETWOOD --  CALLED MOTORDOM
1958 CADILLAC SIXTY SPECIAL FLEETWOOD -- CALLED MOTORDOM'S MASTERPIECE
Published: 2014/02/10
Channel: 55lincoln
Jamnesia 2014
Jamnesia 2014
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: Durty art collective
1958 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE - CHROME LADEN WITH FINS
1958 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE - CHROME LADEN WITH FINS
Published: 2016/01/14
Channel: 55lincoln
1954 CADILLAC SERIES 62 SEDAN  --  MORE MASSIVE, MORE HEAVIER
1954 CADILLAC SERIES 62 SEDAN -- MORE MASSIVE, MORE HEAVIER
Published: 2013/05/25
Channel: 55lincoln
1955 Ford Thunderbird ORD #0061
1955 Ford Thunderbird ORD #0061
Published: 2014/10/06
Channel: GatewayClassicCars
Death Valley Horror Movie Review - 80s Slasher (1982)
Death Valley Horror Movie Review - 80s Slasher (1982)
Published: 2012/08/26
Channel: Absolutesublime1
What does dagmar mean?
What does dagmar mean?
Published: 2014/12/25
Channel: What Does That Mean?
1951 Cadillac Series 61 || For Sale
1951 Cadillac Series 61 || For Sale
Published: 2017/02/19
Channel: MotoeXotica Classic Cars
Lets Build A Rat Rod #16 - Let there be Dagmars!
Lets Build A Rat Rod #16 - Let there be Dagmars!
Published: 2015/01/12
Channel: 1963impala2dr
Nickelodeon - Uneven Bars commercials
Nickelodeon - Uneven Bars commercials
Published: 2007/08/02
Channel: iammonkeyroach
Porch Light Apothecary - Take a Little Time for You (3-27-15)
Porch Light Apothecary - Take a Little Time for You (3-27-15)
Published: 2015/04/16
Channel: Jason Elliott
The Name
The Name's the Same (Salvador Dali) - Game Show (1955)
Published: 2016/07/18
Channel: Daisya Bailey
2015 Lifted Toyota Tundra by Mick
2015 Lifted Toyota Tundra by Mick
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: Toyota Scion of Melbourne
TJ Pagoda Messin with the Kid
TJ Pagoda Messin with the Kid
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: James Cooper
The Crawdaddys - "36-22-36"
The Crawdaddys - "36-22-36"
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Julia McMahon
HOWLIN
HOWLIN' WOLF - Going Back Home
Published: 2016/12/04
Channel: JIMBLUESROCK Vol2
Los Belmondos - I need your love tonight
Los Belmondos - I need your love tonight
Published: 2015/11/11
Channel: Cristian Pizzolato
MARTIN KRAUSSL - LOVE THEOREM (BalconyTV)
MARTIN KRAUSSL - LOVE THEOREM (BalconyTV)
Published: 2014/06/27
Channel: BalconyTV
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow
Published: 2015/06/02
Channel: Reidster Williams
1956 Cadillac built by Garage Squad, World of Wheels 2016
1956 Cadillac built by Garage Squad, World of Wheels 2016
Published: 2016/04/16
Channel: artistmac
Breadcrumbs
Breadcrumbs
Published: 2014/07/05
Channel: HumblePie
Lloyd Price   Is You Is Or Ain
Lloyd Price Is You Is Or Ain't You My Baby
Published: 2015/09/13
Channel: Heath Wilson
Junior Watson (US) & TrickBag (SW) - Stockyard Blues - Frederikshavn Blues Festival 2015
Junior Watson (US) & TrickBag (SW) - Stockyard Blues - Frederikshavn Blues Festival 2015
Published: 2016/11/25
Channel: Ulf Olsen
SOUL BOY - ( Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 36 22 36 )
SOUL BOY - ( Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 36 22 36 )
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: DJFRANKY SOUL
HiFi Baby by Bob Carter with Rockin
HiFi Baby by Bob Carter with Rockin' Johnny (gtr)
Published: 2012/05/18
Channel: Johnny Burgin
Raymond y Sus Amigos - Pirulo el Colorao
Raymond y Sus Amigos - Pirulo el Colorao
Published: 2014/12/21
Channel: Raymond y Sus Amigos
6 SEE RIDER
6 SEE RIDER
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: 6SEE RIDER VINISSH
Raymond Arrieta Comenta se queda a luchar por la islita en Raymond y Sus Amigos
Raymond Arrieta Comenta se queda a luchar por la islita en Raymond y Sus Amigos
Published: 2015/07/06
Channel: Raymond y Sus Amigos
The Boom Boom Boys - 36-22-36
The Boom Boom Boys - 36-22-36
Published: 2016/03/02
Channel: The Boom Boom Boys
Estes Proto X Self Leveling - Impressive
Estes Proto X Self Leveling - Impressive
Published: 2014/04/21
Channel: Vortex Hobbies R/C Hobby Store
Regular Guys on KTLA 1997
Regular Guys on KTLA 1997
Published: 2011/11/02
Channel: Perry Michael Simon
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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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