Hayward, California: Big Mike the Muffler Man
- 2020 National Ave., Hayward, CA
- Bell Plastics. In an industrial park. I-880/Nimitz Fwy exit 28. Drive west on Winton Ave. for one mile. At the stoplight, turn left onto Clawiter Rd, then make first right onto National Ave. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see a blue building on the left; Big Mike is in the alley next to it.
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Towering fiberglass statue in the Paul Bunyan style, made in the 1960s. Spent decades as a car wash symbol holding a scrub brush, then a tire salesman until the business closed. In 2013 he reappeared at a plastics fabrication business. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/03/2013]
Visitor Tips and News About Big Mike the Muffler Man
We didn't know until recently that Bruce Kennedy -- owner of four Muffler Men -- was an accomplished juggler, with many juggler pals. He has some juggling plans for one of his statues; his R&D department is still working on the details.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 04/12/2014]
Big Mike the Muffler Man in his Halloween costume.[S Winston, 01/19/2014]
Halloween Mike may be the most terrifying Muffler Man of all time, although this one is pretty scary.
Bruce Kennedy let us know that his two Muffler Men are now available as Bobble Heads. Big Mike (a Bunyan) and Big Don (a Cowboy) are accurately depicted -- and both hold axes. "If someone stops by they are $20.00 plus $1.80 sales tax. 1st class mail is $7.00. Or people can buy them on my website and pay by paypal. "[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 11/21/2013]
Hold the presses! Big Mike is getting all dressed up for Halloween.[Bruce Kennedy, 10/17/2013]
Big Mike, who we wrote about a few weeks ago, has been outfitted by his owner in fresh fright month duds -- a black shroud and a custom-sculpted demon skull (his regular head is temporarily stowed). We appreciate how the skull preserves his signature lantern jaw.