Indianapolis, Indiana: Muffler Man - Mr. BendoBig fiberglass man with an unusual arm and hand configuration that could perhaps merit a name change to Mr. Drop-o.
Ralph's Muffler Shop
- 1250 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN
- 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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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Muffler Man - Mr. Bendo
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]
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.
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 is still in great shape![Andrea Kozloski, 03/03/2010]
Someone's been freshening up his paint job...
Mr. Bendo is still in good shape and in the same place not too far from the Indianapolis Speedway. I was unprepared for how tall he stands. The photo should give people an idea. This is no ordinary Muffler Man.[Josh and Pam Shepherd, 04/05/2005]