King Midas Muffler Man

Field review by the editors.

Unger, West Virginia

Type: Classic (22 ft. tall)

Arm position: Standard

Accessories: Crown, Muffler, Christmas Lights

Among their many pursuits, George and Pam Farnham collect huge fiberglass figures, usually ones retired from roadside commercial duties. They've filled their rual West Virginia property with iconic statues acquired from near and far.

The King Midas Muffler Man was their first. Pam found the crowned, muffler-holding statue listed on eBay in 2004, stored in a garage after his Whittier, California, muffler shop had closed. Pam and George told us that they paid three times as much to ship the Muffler Man to their home as they did to buy him.

In celebration, and in recognition of King Midas's special status, they wrapped Christmas lights around the Man and his muffler.

Also see: The Farnham Colossi | Muffler Men

King Midas Muffler Man

Farnham Fantasy Farm

Address:
14633 Winchester Grade Rd, Unger, WV
Directions:
From Berkeley Springs, go S. on 522 for 2 miles to Winchester Grade Rd. Rt. 13 -- take it 14 miles to the Unger Store and turn left, go 1 1/2 miles. Muffler Man is on the left.
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