Largo, Florida: Muffler Man: The Big Man

A bearded rooftop Bunyan who holds not one, but two tires. One of the clan of fiberglass giants that brandish axes and auto parts across our great nation.
Address:
11900 Starkey Rd, Largo, FL
Directions:
On the corner of Starkey Rd and Walsingham Rd in Largo.
Hours:
August 2014: Statue reported missing. (Call to verify)
Phone:
727-531-7387
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Muffler Ma. Muffler Man

This Muffler Man used to be Paul Bunyan, and held a big ax. He was part of a larger collection on display at Webb's City, "The world's most unusual drug store," in St. Petersburg. The only remnants of Webb's City are the parking lot and Doc Webb's penthouse apartment at 1st Ave S. and 9th St.

[Tom Mitchell, 01/28/2013]

We remember, after seeing an old post card for Webb's City, our disappointment that it was long gone...

The Big Man. Muffler Man - The Big Man

The Muffler Man on the roof of an auto repair shop has held a pair of tires for a long time, and has become an icon for the business. A nearby poster depicts a line art version of the statue for "The Big Man Inc."

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 03/08/2011]
Muffler Man. Muffler Man

Muffler Man holding 2 tires on the roof at Starkey Road used auto parts.

[Carla Wilson, 09/18/2009]
Tire hefting muffler man.  Muffler Man

The Muffler man is still on top of the Starkey Road Auto Salvage. He is still holding the two tires.

[Chris Krollage, 03/13/2004]
Bunyan Muffler Man

He's standing on the roof of Starkey Road Auto Parts, 11900 Starkey Road in Largo. He's in pretty good shape with guy wires holding him in place. According to a local, the auto parts store was heavily damaged in a storm a few years back, but the Muffler Man emerged unscathed.

[Don Rhoden, 06/20/1998]

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