Joshua Tree, California: Bearded Cowboy Muffler Man

Formerly of Mecca, California, the fiberglass cowboy giant was sold in May 2017 and moved to Joshua Tree in February 2018.

The Station

61943 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA
The Station. 29 Palms Hwy and El Reposo St.
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Muffler Man.

Cowboy Muffler Man

Shiny new man with a golden shirt at The Station in Joshua Tree.

[gigi, 04/17/2018]

The bearded M-Man was formerly headless, and was moved to The Station -- a converted 1946 gas station -- in February 2018.

Muffler Man

A Muffler Man formerly in Mecca, California, is now on Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. He is freshly decked out with cowboy duds.

[Jim Atkins, 03/03/2018]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

The Mecca Muffler Man lives! He has been restored. The head is back on and he is freshly painted. In front of El Tompa Mini Mart. This is the site of Poor Richard's Mini Mart [his former location], but moved from the side of the building to the front of the building.

[S Winston, 07/20/2014]

The Mecca Muffler Man had been without a head since 2001, and he vanished completely in 2007. We're glad that he's back.

Headless Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

The Muffler Man in Mecca is gone. The people there don't speak English and they have no idea where it went.

[S. Winston, 07/02/2007]

Here's a 2003 view sent by Steve Campbell of the Muffler Man in his headless heyday.

Muffler Man

Sadly, this muffler man is no more. I travel this route several times a year, and remember him when he had a head. I think he had been there since the late '60s.

[Tom Andersen, 02/05/2007]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Beauty Bubble Hair and Beauty Museum and SalonBeauty Bubble Hair and Beauty Museum and Salon, Joshua Tree, CA - < 1 mi.
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Murtle The TurtleMurtle The Turtle, Joshua Tree, CA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Outdoor Collection of Vintage Neon Signs, Twentynine Palms, CA - 14 mi.

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