Muffler Man - Cowboy
Bossier City, Louisiana
Type: Cowboy (22 ft. tall)
Arm position: Standard
Accessories: Spurs, Rope Lasso
This Muffler Man, promoting Topps Trailer Sales, is high above the fray on a pole visible on the north side of I-20. And it's a good thing. He wears a pair of giant spurs that, at ground level, might de-grill SUVs or disembowel inattentive children.
He also brandishes a loop of rope, the better to lasso a prospective trailer customer. The hard sell days of his pistol and holster are apparently over.
The statue is otherwise a normal cowboy model, with his accessory stetson painted black.
Many Cowboy model giants originated in the 1960s as part of a Phillips 66 gas station advertising campaign. When a Texas Phillips 66 station went out of business in 1982, Topps Trailer Sales acquired the statue.