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Wilson, North Carolina - White's Tire Muffler Man
Mr. White #2 is standing tall and is well groomed. Since he has not been mentioned since 2004, I thought I'd vouch for him.[James Lehman, Jr., 01/09/2014]
We're always glad to get updates on the less-visited members of the Muffler Men fraternity.
- Billings, Montana - Muffler Man
The Muffler Man at L.P. Anderson Tire Factory in Billings is in the opening shot of the movie Nebraska.[Bonnie J. Buratti, 01/03/2014]
Haven't seen this 2013 film, but it involves a road trip from Montana to Nebraska, evidently with good sights along the way.
Cherokee, North Carolina - Indian Chief Muffler Man
Still standing tall and proud even though he is being held hostage by a run-down Cherokee tattoo parlor. While you are there, take a picture of your kids riding the two fiberglass horses that evidently were once painted white.[CROBERTS, 12/28/2013]
- Bethel, New York - Hippie Muffler Man
Your readers might appreciate knowing that the Hippie Muffler Man started out life as a statue of Paul Bunyan (he used to hold an axe in his hands) prominently displayed year-round at the Great Danbury Fair in Danbury, Connecticut, until it closed its gates for good in 1981.[Victoria H., 12/04/2013]
Several big men from the Danbury Fair went on to enjoy second careers, including the World's Tallest Uncle Sam.
Hayward, California - Bunyan Muffler Man and Santa Arrive
Bell Plastics owner Bruce Kennedy reports he has two new giant figures in his business parking lot: a 12-ft. tall Santa Claus and a 20-ft. tall Paul Bunyan Muffler Man. He bought them from an owner in Paramount, CA, where they'd been in his family since their original purchase from International Fiberglass in the early 1960s. The Santa is one of three that had been together, but all have been sold.
Bruce acquired and restored two other fiberglass giants in the past year -- a cowboy and a Bunyan. Hayward is now California's most densely populated haven for Muffler Men. "Paul Bunyan" is as yet unnamed, though we're guessing we'll know soon enough the new identity of the guy joining Big Mike and Big Don.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 11/27/2013]