Seaside Heights, New Jersey: Muffler Men ClusterTwo Happy Half-Wits and a Bunyan, fiberglass giants all, patrol this boardwalk amusement stretch of the Jersey Shore. Some weathered Hurricane Sandy and the boardwalk fire; some didn't.
What happens when fiberglass man and powerful wind storm meet. Report from 2003. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Muffler Men heads are big, but they're hollow, and if someone just leaves them scattered on the ground... Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Muffler Men Cluster
Halfwit Muffler Man
Last winter a storm broke the Halfwit Muffler Man at the ankles and he fell over. He was down for part of the summer, but then he returned with a nice new paint job and stronger ankles. He has been at the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights for years.[JP Melfa, 12/06/2016]
Muffler Men Cluster
I spotted three of the four Seaside Heights Muffler Men, and they all survived Superstorm Sandy. There is a Neuman overlooking the boardwalk, which is currently under reconstruction. A Paul Bunyan and the other Neuman are stored in a parking lot with rides and debris. The other Muffler Man Bunyan belongs to Barnacle Bill's, and is stored every winter.[Fran, 03/09/2013]
Alfred E. Neuman, mascot of Mad magazine, bears a striking resemblance to the Happy Half-Wit variety of Muffler Man. We'd heard that the big fellows survived the storm, but it's good to see them on the job on the remnants of the boardwalk.
My friend Beth and I traveled to NJ in search of Muffler Men (our favorite things in the entire world). We saw there were some listed in Seaside Heights, NJ but when we arrived, we found out that one of them had been destroyed (RE: first reported down in 2003). He is lying on the pier, is missing one of this arms, and we couldn't locate his head. His red shirt said Casino Pier Seaside Heights NJ and he was wearing blue pants.[Tina, 11/21/2005]