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Gallup, New Mexico - Gallup "Dude Man"
The Gallup "Dude Man" is alive and well. I guess not technically alive, but certainly well.[David Pike, 05/11/2013]
John's Used Cars
Mount Vernon, Illinois - Uniroyal Gal
I do believe this gal has colored her hair punky purple, April 2013.[M Arth, 04/29/2013]
The Tire Man behind her is up to no good.
Manistique, Michigan - Paul Bunyan
I've passed this "Paul Bunyan" figure several times traveling through northern Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The last time I saw him was July 2012. He seems like some kind of hybrid or imitator of the Muffler Men Bunyan variety; his hands are in the standard position but his beard and hair are fuller and overall he's more detailed and realistic than the standard M-Man.
He stands in front of the Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce in downtown Manistique along Highway 2, the main (i.e., only) road traversing the UP logging country along the northern shore of Lake Michigan.[Dick Williams, 04/20/2013]
We include this style of lumberjack in our Bunyan Muffler Man tracking -- technically not originating from the same molds or manufacturer, but has enough characteristics.
Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce
- 1000 West Lakeshore Drive, Manistique, MI
- Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce. On the north side of US Hwy 2, on the west side of town.
- Indianapolis, Indiana - Muffler Man - Mr. Bendo
This figure appears to have perhaps been a paint store icon, the extended arm would have held a paint can.[Geoff, 04/15/2013]
The arm position is more common on Indian Chiefs. Holding a full-gallon paint can at arm's length is something you shouldn't try at home.
Ralph's Muffler Shop
- 1250 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN
- Ralph's Muffler Shop. I-65 exit 115. Drive west on 21st St., then a quick left onto Martin Luther King St. south to 16th St. Turn right on 16th and Mr. Bendo will be about a mile on the right, just before the railroad crossing.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Brooklyn, Michigan - Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan
In the middle of nowhere, but a really cool find. The Muffler Man is huge![Anthony B, 04/06/2013]