Metairie, Louisiana: Muffler Man - A King
- 2122 Clearview Pkwy, Metairie, LA
- I-10 exit 226, then south on Clearview Pkwy. On the southbound side, just south of the intersection of W. Napoleon Ave. In front of a Notary office that also sells discount auto insurance.
- Aug. 29, 2012: hurricane decapitated and down.
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- Worth a Detour
A familiar fiberglass statue in rare, crowned configuration. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Muffler Man - A King
Hurricane Isaac toppled the Muffler Man in Metairie. People have posted of photos on Twitter today. He has been decapitated and knocked down.[Scott Ladewig, 08/29/2012]
It's the same crowned Muffler Man who appeared to be gloating in the background of newscasts after surviving Hurricane Katrina.
The Muffler Man's red shirt and blue pants were fading (and that was a paint job done long after the one in Sal's photo). Appropriately enough, he now wears a gloriously shiny pair of "gold" pants (no, not metallic -- he's not that flashy) and an equally shiny black shirt enhanced with a gold fleur de lis. This is more than just a sports thing, y'all -- after Katrina, the fleur de lis became our symbol, our stars and stripes.
Muffler dude wears it well!![Kathy Martello, 10/25/2010]
The Muffler Man has been repainted. He now has a black shirt with a fleur du Lis on the chest and gold pants. Looks good.[Andy V, 08/19/2010]
I was a little worried about the potential condition of the big guy after that nasty hurricane, so on my way out of town after the holidays I stopped by and paid our large friend a little visit. I am happy to announce that not only is he standing proud and tall but he also has a new coat of paint. I stepped inside and an employee of the fine establishment told me that they refer to him as "The Big Guy."[Ashley and Ozwald Graves, 01/23/2006]