Farmington, New Mexico: Muffler Man - Sunny the Big Man

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Sun Glass

Address:
602 W. Main St., Farmington, NM
Directions:
Stands on the roof of Sun Glass on the north side of W. Main St. between N. Auburn and N. Schwartz Aves.
Admission:
Free
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Muffler Man - Sunny the Big Man
Possibly the world's most fashionable Muffler Man. He changes outfits and accessories depending on the season and the whims of his owner. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - Sunny the Big Man

Sunny the Big Man is still there and looking great.

[Kathleen Hayes, 05/29/2019]

Muffler Man.

Sunny the Big Man

The repaired Sunny returned in 2014, sportin' shades and lookin' cool. He has a Sun Glass belt buckle and neckless shirt.

[Gary Solem, 10/12/2014]

Sunny the big man.

Muffler Man - Sunny the Big Man

The "Big Man" has been a Farmington landmark since the early 1960s, previously residing at Western Tire. In the spring of 2005, Western Tire closed their doors and the "Big Man" was purchased by Sun Glass. In a contest, the community was asked to give the "Big Man" a name. After many ideas, the winning name chosen was "Sunny the Big Man."

Sunny the Big Man's costumes currently consist of his Sun Glass uniform, a black tuxedo with tails and top hat, Connie Mack baseball uniform, western cowboy hat, and a Santa Claus suit. The community enjoys seeing his costumes change to meet the season and special occasions.

Sunny stands 22 feet tall and is a popular photo opportunity for those visiting the Farmington and Four Corners area. All parades in Farmington pass "Sunny the Big Man" and a local radio station now broadcasts parades from his location, increasing civic pride at 602 West Main.

[Jim Potts, 06/21/2010]

Baseball player muffler man.

Muffler Man

I was visiting Farmington the week of August 3-7 and was lucky enough to see a change of clothing on the Muffler Man during the week. He was dressed as a cowboy and baseball player.

[Brad Doerr, 08/12/2009]

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