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Still standing tall in the middle of the fairgrounds. This guy isn't really visible from the road and can be a bit challenging to see if the gates are closed during off season. Thankfully they were doing construction the day I stopped by, and I drove right in. He could use a restoration and paint job, and has a strange round hole in his lower beard that I have never seen on other Muffler Men.[Joel Baker, 11/02/2016]
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
- 1450 General's Hwy, Crownsville, MD
- Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. I-97 exits 5 or 7 onto Hwy 178/General's Hwy. Drive south, through town, then turn right into the county fairgrounds; the Muffler Man will be about a quarter-mile in. Call ahead to find out of the gate into the fairgrounds will be open.
- Call in advance. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
In 1981, after a fire at Atlantic City's Million Dollar Pier, a clean shaven Bunyan and two halfwit heads were sold to the owner of some rural property just south of I-195 near Jackson, NJ. He liked the Halfwit heads better, so he swapped out the head on the Bunyan and turned that giant into a Halfwit. He then took the removed head, and painted it up to look like Dracula for Halloween.
What no one seems to have realized is that there was a second Halfwit head. The second head sat on the roof of the paintball office around back for years, before it was moved (because it was such a suitable home for bees). It was placed atop a tall pipe out back in one of the paint ball fields (for target practice).
Despite years of abuse and getting his hat shot off, he still seems to be grinning at the world and can be seen if you ask nicely and wear a paintball mask.[Joel Baker, 11/02/2016]
Topgun Paintball Field
- 567 Monmouth Rd, Holmeson, NJ
- I-195 exit 16A, then a half-mile south on Hwy 537/Monmouth Rd. On the east side.
I wanted to report that Mr. Bill's is reopened, and the Muffler Man is looking fresh with a new paint job.[Alexandra Charitan, 10/23/2016]
The new owners have taken the Muffler Man back to the color scheme he had circa 2000, before his last repainting.
The street in front of Big John was completely torn up, but construction workers were kind enough to stop work and assist our crossing in order to visit "The big guy," as they called him.[Meg Zorn, 10/03/2016]
Standing along the street, looking great, and still flaunting her ring![Meg Zorn, 10/03/2016]