Trucker Magazine Calendar Girls of the 1970s

We recently took a tour through the 1972-1973 issues of that glorious trucker magazine, Overdrive.  The old trucks were nice, but clearly the main attraction was the ladies. Most issues featured a “Date of the Month” – a girl bestowed the great honor of being on the cover and calendar of a trucker magazine.

Let’s meet some of Overdrive’s Dates of the Month from 1974-1976.  It’s an interesting look at the styles and “the look” that made trucker’s heads turn in the 1970s…

May 1974

May1974FrontCover

As you’ll see – GIGANTIC platform shoes were “IN” among trucker ladies.

May1974DateMaster

The back of a trucker’s cab in the 1970s couldn’t have been the cleanest place in the world to be in.

June 1974

June1974FrontCover

I love how you can see the top of the cover photographer’s shadow in the picture.  Truckers weren’t really concerned with polishing things up for print.

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July 1974

July1974FrontCover

It looks like this poor gal is sitting in a stagnant puddle by the side of the rode.  Kinda gross.

July1974DateMaster2

Oh, look.  She’s feather-dusting the cab.  A clean truck is a happy truck.  We wouldn’t want any cigarette ash and cocaine to dirty up the place.

July1974DateMaster1

August 1974

August1974FontCover

August1974CoverStory1

“Most of Maxine’s clothes are home made, by the way, as is obvious by the way they cling to her 37-26-37 curves.”

August1974CoverStory5

January 1975

January1975DateMaster

This month’s Date of the Month gets shafted – she’s not on the cover, nor does she get a photo spread.  The writers provide an explanation: “…we think just one photo of Sandy is all the excitement our male readers could stand this early in the year.”

Februrary 1975

February1975FrontCover

February1975DateMaster

March 1975

March1975FrontCover

Man, dig those platform shoes!

March1975CoverStory4

April 1975

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June 1975

June1975DateMaster

“Since, on April 18, 1975, U.S. Senator George McGovern made the statement that the truckers of America who protested the energy crisis were the true heirs of the Boston Tea Party, we thought it was appropriate to continue our freedom theme for the months of June, July and August.”

July 1975

July1975DateMaster1

February 1976

January1976FrontCover

January1976CoverStory1

August 1976

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Suffice it to say, sales for bras and braziers were way down in the mid seventies.

December 1976

December1976DateMaster

Well, there are still four more years left of the 70s, but I think we’ve more than exceeded the internet’s allowable levels of trucks and bra-less seventies chicks.  Until next time.