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Big Daddy Muffler Man.

Big Daddy - Armless Muffler Man

Field review by the editors.

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Type: Classic (22 ft. tall)

Big Daddy Muffler Man.

Arm position: Missing

Accessories: Sign

Nickname: Big Daddy

Since the 1980s, this fiberglass giant has served as a sign-holder for Big Daddy's weekend flea market, standing between two low buildings and facing the parking lot. We assume the figure is also named "Big Daddy."

In his current paint scheme, he wears a white shirt and green pants. He also sports a thin black Burt Reynolds '70s mustache.

Both of the big guy's arms below his short sleeves are missing, a condition that would consign most statues to the back lot or the junkyard. Instead, he's a serviceable advertising prop, via rods and wires, to promote "Big Daddy's Flea Market."

On the other end of the parking visitors will find a gargantuan cow statue, "El Toro." El Toro possesses all of this limbs, and also supports a sign: "El Toro says 'Shop Here'."

Also see: The Muffler Men

Big Daddy - Armless Muffler Man

Big Daddy's Flea Market

5580 Bataan Memorial, Las Cruces, NM
Big Daddy's Flea Market. East of the city, on the south side of I-70. Exit at Mesa Grande Drive, then drive east along the south frontage road.
RA Rates:
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