Albuquerque, New Mexico: Muffler Man: Lumberjack Mutant

Known to its owners as "Lumberjack" and to the local Cuban population as "Fidel." Stands high atop a Vietnamese restaurant. His arms and ax were blown off in a 2013 windstorm, and reattached in 2019.

May Cafe

Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM
May Cafe. Just south of Central Ave./Route 66 on the west side of Louisiana Blvd SE.
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Muffler Man - Bunyan Mutant

Best seen by pulling into the fast food place next to the May Cafe. Sketchy neighborhood for sure!

[Cherry Shore, 11/17/2018]


Armless Bunyan

The mutant Muffler Man is still armless, but not giving up. He protects this place with just a look -- and, of course, his ability to stand above everyone else.

[cindy mcginnis, 06/10/2017]

Wind storm damage in 2014

Muffler Man - Bunyan Mutant

After talking to the owner of the May Cafe, I found out that Paul Bunyan lost his arms about two months ago in a very bad wind. I don't know where the arms and ax are right now, but he sure needs fixing. Who will fix the big man?

[Danny Hoodak, 04/17/2014]

It will be difficult finding someone who can repair this unique statue. One story is that it was originally a chef, remade into a lumberjack when the original woodsman burned up in 1974.


Muffler Man - Bunyan Mutant

This Bunyan Mutant seems content to stand over a Vietnamese food cafe. Perhaps another satisfied customer.

[Leonard J. DeFrancisci, 07/09/2013]

Bunyan statue at Mays Cafe.

Muffler Man - Bunyan Mutant

So tall!

[Dennis, 07/23/2011]

Conditionally categorized as a Muffler Man mutant, since he only shares the hand position and none of the familiar fiberglass pieces. His continuing career as a big American woodsman promoting Vietnamese cuisine is unique.

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