Miss Front End

Following up on my "Miss Sewer Cleaner" post of a few days ago:

In 1947, the admen of Detroit dreamed up the idea of bestowing on a young woman the title of "Miss Front End," who would be "the girl they would most like to have as their radiator ornament."

Dolores Frederick was given the title for 1947, and Carolyn King won it for 1948. After that, there were no more "Miss Front Ends."

I've found a few references to the title of "Miss Reclining Seat" awarded sometime in the 1950s, but I'm guessing this was a joke.

The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan) - Jan 17, 1947







Detroit Free Press - Oct 26, 1947

Posted By: Alex - Sun Feb 28, 2016
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, 1940s





Comments
You'd think that "Miss Front End" would be more about the bumpers than a radiator cap.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/28/16 at 10:45 AM
I just want to look under her hood.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 02/28/16 at 11:19 AM
I'm seeking Miss Rear End.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 02/28/16 at 02:14 PM
If there were a Miss Rear End contest today, you can bet it would be won by a Kardashian.
Posted by Fritz G in Near Kohler-Andrae on 02/29/16 at 08:46 AM
Those shorts look very similar to today's fashion. Belly button high and crotch low.
Posted by GFinKS in near OZ on 02/29/16 at 03:00 PM
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