Gallatin, Tennessee: Muffler Man

Classic towering fiberglass statue made in the 1960s to promote roadside businesses. After long tenure in El Monte, CA, business closed and he moved to Gallatin, TN.

Four Way Motors

1368 E Broadway, Gallatin, TN
NE of town, north side of US 31E.
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Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

The muffler shop was closed when I stopped by. The Muffler Man stands against the building -- pretty far back when the gate is closed. Looks like he's no longer wearing his hat from California. The business itself is pretty neat, with lots of vintage cars for sale or in restoration. There's also a grizzled Cujo-esque dog to ensure that no one hops that fence (Not that I would have... I'm just sayin').

[J Bradshaw, 08/11/2016]
El Monte Muffler Man

The El Monte Muffler Man is still here, but don't go when the business is closed, because it's behind a fence and it's pretty hard to see if the fence is shut!

[Leonor, 07/19/2010]

Muffler Man.

El Monte Muffler Man

Here is a recent photo of the El Monte Muffler Man.

[J. Ozwald Graves, 05/15/2006]

El Monte Muffler Man.

El Monte Man

The head has indeed been restored. The man's name, according to an employee, is "Edwin." He (the employee) enthusiastically encouraged us to come within the fencing and take as many pictures as we wanted. So we did. Enthusiastically.

[Ashley and Ozwald Graves, 05/18/2005]

El Monte Man.

Muffler Man - The head is back

The El Monte Muffler Man has been repaired; his head is back where it belongs! He's now sporting a golf club! He seems to be smaller than 18 feet tall. Could just be my imagination, though.

[Alan Franzman, 10/29/2000]

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