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Hot Springs, Arkansas: Muffler Man: Bunyan

Well-traveled Bunyan was "Big John" in St. George, Utah (1964-2001); then moved to Cheshire, Connecticut; then to Bache, Oklahoma in 2019; then to Hot Springs in 2022.

Driven Towing and Recovery

4140 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR
Driven Towing and Recovery. Seven miles west of town, or 1.5 miles east of the bridge across the Ouachita River, on the north side of US-270/Albert Pike Rd.
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Muffler Man: From Oklahoma to Arkansas

The Bunyan that was in Bache, Oklahoma, was sold in September and moved to his new home: Driven Towing and Recovery in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He still has his original platform under his feet, and stands just outside of the office, easily visible from the highway.

[Joel Baker, 11/22/2022]

Alien with mask.

Muffler Man - Bunyan

In addition to the Muffler Man there are other attractions to see outside of Griffeth Hot Rods -- such as a Sinclair dinosaur, a couple of antique cars, and a gun-toting alien greeter at the entrance.

[Lauri Gregory, 06/12/2020]

Sounds like our kind of place.

Paul Bunyan Muffler Man.

Paul Bunyan

I'm the owner, Scott Griffeth. Paul Bunyan now stands at Griffeth Hot Rods in Bache.

[Scott Griffeth, 03/12/2020]

Bunyan during transportation to new home.

Paul Bunyan

St. George Paul has left Connecticut and is in Oklahoma.

[scott griffeth, 10/22/2019]

"Big John" stood in St. George, Utah, until 2001. Since 2008 he'd been flat on his back in Connecticut. A crowdfunding campaign raised money to bring him back to the Beehive State, apparently with a pit stop for burgers in Oklahoma.

Muffler Man in storage.

House of Doors Muffler Man No. 2

I initially found Muffler Man No. 2 in 2017, still lying in the grass behind the building, but this year he was missing! Turns out they've taken him from the grass and put him on a trailer on the far side of the House of Doors. Is he gonna be restored?

[Kayti Mcmyermick, 07/25/2018]

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