Mecca, California: Muffler Man - Gone
- Reported gone in 2007.
Visitor Tips and News About Muffler Man - Gone
The Muffler Man in Mecca is gone. The people there don't speak English and they have no idea where it went.[S. Winston, 07/02/2007]
Here's a 2003 view sent by Steve Campbell of the Muffler Man in his headless heyday.
Sadly, this muffler man is no more. I travel this route several times a year, and remember him when he had a head. I think he had been there since the late '60s.[Tom Andersen, 02/05/2007]
This headless muffler man is at a convenience store ("Poor Richards"). We stopped to take a picture of his still-standing, yet decapitated body and I wondered - what happened to the head? My question was answered when I saw the head laying on the ground behind a fence near the body. And still smiling, I might add.[Julie Peasley, 01/22/2004]
I snapped shortly after sighting on Hwy 111 in CA, near Palm Springs.[Chris Testa, 02/24/2001]
I was driving along Interstate 111 on New Year's Eve when lo and behold a chance encounter with a decapitated Muffler Man off the road near a local market! Further study reveals my sighting to be the unfortunate fate of a previously sighted muffler man. Thought you would all appreciate (or sadly, grieve) the update.[Chris Testa, 01/07/2001]