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On The Road with Johnny B ..Did You Know That Caddy's Bumper Ends In The 50's Were Inspired


Did you know?? During the 1950s many cars were styled with pointy bumper ends or inserts known as “Dagmars” The term Dagmar was slang for a popular 1950s TV actress and personality named Dagmar. She was famous for her busty appearance and pronounced cleavage. To be sure a fantasy of many a young man in the 1950s. These “Dagmars” were the idea of GM stylist Harley Earl to mimick speed in motion. But the topedo shape mimicked another type of torpedo.

The 1957 Eldorado had large black tips that people at the time called “Pasties” The real Dagmar enjoyed a career in TV and Broadway and died in 2001 at her home in West Virgina at the age of 79. I wonder if she knew her “torpedos” graced the bumpers of millions of cars.

.Breaking News!!!..Due to the popularity of retro and trying to revive the glory days of style GM is said to be bringing out a “Pamela Anderson” type bumper next year.

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