Babe the Muffler Man.

Babe the Muffler Man

Field review by the editors.

San Jose, California

Type: Classic (22 ft. tall)

Arm position: Standard

Accessories: Muffler

San Jose's Muffler Man is in good shape, although his accompanying vertical sign for "Muffler Babe's" continues to rust, chip and fade.

He's a good example of the "classic" fiberglass M-Man, actually holding a muffler -- a real car muffler painted bright red, instead of a better proportioned prop giant muffler. This might suggest to the suggestible that Babe is not a larger-than-life rendition of a real person, but an actual giant with a nimble touch fit to repair and replace mufflers.

In the 1970s, San Jose had as many as three Muffler Men statues advertising Babe businesses.

Babe the Muffler Man

Babe's Muffler Service

Address:
808 The Alameda, San Jose, CA
Directions:
Babe's Muffler Service, on Rt. 82 - The Alameda, at Wilson Ave. a few blocks west of the HP Pavilion hockey stadium.
Phone:
408-294-8092
RA Rates:
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