Indianapolis, Indiana: Muffler Man - Mr. Bendo

Big fiberglass man with an unusual arm and hand configuration that could perhaps merit a name change to Mr. Drop-o.

Ralph's Muffler Shop

Address:
1250 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN
Directions:
Ralph's Muffler Shop. I-65 exit 115. Drive west on 21st St., then a quick left onto Martin Luther King St. south to 16th St. Turn right on 16th and Mr. Bendo will be about a mile on the right, just before the railroad crossing.
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Mr. Bendo. Muffler Man - Mr. Bendo

He's pretty tall. Kids just woke up.

[Gina Stansberry, 03/30/2014]
Mr. Bendo and pals. Mr. Bendo Muffler Man

I drive by Mr. Bendo every day for work, but I finally got the opportunity for a photo op while we were riding our bikes. Such a random Muffler Man!

[Nikki M, 06/13/2013]
Muffler Man - Mr. Bendo

This figure appears to have perhaps been a paint store icon, the extended arm would have held a paint can.

[Geoff, 04/15/2013]

The arm position is more common on Indian Chiefs. Holding a full-gallon paint can at arm's length is something you shouldn't try at home.

Mr. Bendo and bendo buddies. Muffler Man - Mr. Bendo

You can't miss him!

[Paul Neal Sansom, 12/02/2012]

Mr. Bendo, hybrid Muffler Man -- with his Bunyan head, service station man body, and stiff-armed salute usually reserved for Indians -- has been secured to Ralph's Mufflers building since the 1960s.

Mr. Bendo. Muffler Man - Mr. Bendo

Mr. Bendo is still in great shape!

[Andrea Kozloski, 03/03/2010]

Someone's been freshening up his paint job...

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