Chicopee, Massachusetts: Muffler Man - Big White Guy (Gone) Team Field Report

Plantation Inn of New England

Plantation Inn of New England. I-90 exit 6.
Sold Nov. 2013. Reported gone Sep. 2015.

Top-hatted Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - Big White Guy
Big fiberglass statue in snappy white suit and top hat, also known as Plantation Man or Southern Man. Sold Nov. 2013. Reported gone Sep. 2015. Report...

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All White Muffler Man

This hybrid Muffler Man is no longer standing at this location. No word on where he went, or if he was destroyed.

[Steve M, 09/12/2015]

The motel that owned this Muffler Man was sold at auction in late 2013, so we're not surprised that he's gone -- we just hope that he pops up soon, somewhere.

Chicopee Muffler Man.

Top-Hatted Mutant Muffler Man

In a former life, this statue was the Uncle Sam that stood in front of Mutual Ford in Springfield, MA, until 1999. Now painted completely white, with a softish-Muffler Man head and top hat. He appears to be a mix of liquor branding gentility: the top-hatted Johnny Walker with the white-suited Jack Daniels. The catchphrase of The Plantation Inn is "Southern hospitality in New England." The Big White Guy appears to serve as a visual marker for the C-5As that lumber continuously overhead, landing at a nearby Air Force base.

[ Team, 07/19/2005]

Chicopee Man.

Top-Hatted Mutant Muffler Man

The big guy identified in an earlier tip.

[Rich Birley, 05/19/2001]

This is a puzzling mixture of "Service Station Man" arm positioning, and an ersatz M-Man head with overly defined eyes, nose and lips...

Muffler Man

A very tall Muffler Man-type statue greets you as you exit the Massachusetts Turnpike tollbooth at the Route 291 exit in Chicopee/Springfield. It has a good resemblance to Abraham Lincoln, if he were dressed up as a waiter. The statue is dressed in an all-white suite with a white top hat. It's waving at you, apparently welcoming you to the city or congratulating you for surviving the most boring part of the Turnpike.

[Doug Grandin, 04/15/2001]

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