Kenly, North Carolina: Goon with a Top Hat

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Donnie's Corvette Specialists

Address:
8402 US-301, Kenly, NC
Directions:
I-95 exit 107, then 2.5 miles northeast on US-301. On the northwest corner of NC-581 and US-301, on the roof of Donnie's Corvette Specialists.
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Goon with a top hat.

Goon with a Top Hat

Small mutant statue, identified as an orphaned Tastee Freez elf, that ended up nude and on the roof of an auto repair shop. Beloved icon now sports a body paint tuxedo.

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Goon with a top hat.

Tastee Freeze Goon

Word from the guy who was working there when I stopped by is that the Goon had become unstable in windy weather and had taken a topple or two. He is now refurbished, stabilized, and back where he belongs.

[Ric Carter, 05/30/2018]

Goon with a Top Hat.

Goon with a Top Hat

I can confirm that the Tastee Freez statue is back at Donnie's Corvette Specialists. He's been nicely cleaned up, outfitted with a new custom-made top hat, and even had clothes painted on him.

Donnie was there when I stopped by, even though it was Sunday, and we chit-chatted about who'd done the restoration work (I think he said it was his ex-wife's brother) and all the offers he's had from people trying to buy the statue. As I was getting ready to leave, I told Donnie I'd be sure to send a pic in to Roadside America. He grinned and said, "Well, maybe now that I've fixed him up, they'll stop calling him a goon!"

[Dean Jeffrey, 05/19/2018]

He is a Prince among Goons.

Goon with a Top Hat

Goon with a Top Hat was spotted 4/22/2018. He has been restored and repainted.

[Carrie, 05/03/2018]
Goon with a Top Hat

So the Goon is no longer with us....but there is a Mater replica now in place.

[Brad Tipton, 06/15/2016]

The Goon with a Top Hat is supposedly still being repaired. We're not giving up on him yet!


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