Birmingham, Alabama: Stan the Muffler Man

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Address:
Vanderbilt Rd., Birmingham, AL
Directions:
NW side of city. I-20/59 exit 128. Drive north on Tallapoosa St. through one stoplight. Stan is on left, a quarter-mile.
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Stan the Muffler Man. Stan - Muffler Transmission Man

I grew up around the Birmingham area. I have watched "Stan" move around over the years. I remember him being on the corner for years and even holding a transmission, as well as a few other items over the years. He definitely hasn't limited himself to mufflers. I can recall him wearing a Santa hat and I believe a beard once -- he could hold one mighty big toy bag.

I have tried several times to snap a picture of him but since he is on the passenger site on the lanes closes to him, it is a little tricky when driving to get a clear shot. I finally had one turn out and wanted to share it to show you he is alive and doing well - he may have had some concrete surgery but is in fine shape. There aren't any great places to pull off and pose with him but you can find a parking lot or two that you could jog down from to get a little closer. He can't been seen from the interstate but if you are passing thru Birmingham on Interstate 59/20 on the east side of town (toward Atlanta) it would be a quick trip to see him and get back on track - no more than 15 minutes if the light catches you both ways.

[Kathy, 10/28/2008]
Stan the Muffler Man

Stan is back at his post on HWY 79/Tallapoosa St (near the airport). He is now prominently displayed (I guess that term might be somewhat redundant in describing a Muffler Man) in front of a tire business, easily seen from the highway.

[JR Slawson, 05/04/2007]
Stan the Muffler Man

When I was little back in the 70's, Stan used to stand at the corner of 3rd Avenue South and 24th Street at a car repair shop. The building still stands and has now been converted into a church, but you can still see the street corner where he stood for several years.He stood there for a long time with one of his feet broken after being run over by a car. I don't remember whether they fixed his foot there, but when it was placed on the business by I-65, it had been fixed.

[Shane, 06/14/2005]

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