The Cowboy's spurs.

Muffler Man: Bubba's Cowboy

Field review by the editors.

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.

Muffler Man cowboy.

The statue is otherwise a normal cowboy model, with his accessory stetson painted black.

History

Many cowboy model giants were built in the 1960s as part of an advertising campaign for Phillips 66 gas stations. When an East Texas Phillips 66 station went out of business in 1982, Bubba Reeves, owner of Topps Trailer Sales, bought the Muffler Man and gave him his current name. In an interview with the Shreveport Times in 2013, Bubba said he paid $300 for the cowboy, and that his head has been blown off at least once by a tornado.

Muffler Man: Bubba's Cowboy

Topps Trailer Sales

Address:
Topps Trail, Bossier City, LA
Directions:
Topps Trailer Sales. Overlooking I-20 just south of the Industrial Blvd exit. Take the Industrial exit and turn right if you were driving north on I-20 or left if traveling south. Then a quick right onto Topps Trail, the access road that leads to the trailer dealership).
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