Years ago some kids stole the rocket. It was all over the papers and a few months later it was found in the woods nearby.
All is well with the big guy, and not a for sale sign in sight.
I visited the Gemini Giant in Wilmington, IL on my way back from an assignment in Mt. Vernon, IL (where I also visited the Uniroyal Gal). He is in fine shape and there is no For Sale sign that I could locate.
Launching Pad, Gemini Giant for Sale
The Gemini Giant -- America's Space Age Muffler Man -- may leave Wilmington, Illinois for a new home -- but we're hoping not. Owners Jerry and Sharon Gatties have put their Launching Pad Restaurant and its mascot up for sale, planning to retire.... [12/31/2006]Complete News Story
Muffler Man - Gemini Giant
We visited on Memorial Day and the Gemini Giant is in great shape. Also, we ate at the Launching Pad restaurant and the food was great. Only cost eight bucks for me and my wife for lunch.
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