Hayward, California: Big Mike the Muffler ManClassic towering fiberglass statue, made in the 1960s. After Big Mike's owner went out of business, he disappeared in 2011, was restored, and reappeared at the business of his new owner in 2013.
Visitor Tips and News About Big Mike the Muffler Man
His name is Big Mike -- he has had a muffler and some food sign in his hands. He also used to have a brother up the street that was torn down some twenty or so years ago. But the main think is to save Big Mike. The mayor of Hayward says he's an eyesore and is trying to have him torn down soon[jerrie, 04/08/2001]
Muffler man in front of Tyre Treads Store at 22314 Mission Blvd. Paul Bunyan appearance. It's been there over 15 years since I moved to Hayward.[Carol Kato, 01/19/2001]
The first one I ever saw still lives in my hometown of Hayward CA. He's been neglected for years and somebody stole his muffler. I believe he may have displayed a "work for food" sign at one time![Frank Martinez, 05/22/1997]
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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