Bache, Oklahoma: Muffler Man - Bunyan

Moved to Bache in 2019 after storage in Cheshire, Connecticut for more than a decade. From 1964 to 2001 he was "Big John" and stood in St. George, Utah.

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Muffler Man - Vague Recollections

Photo of the St. George Muffler Man I took back in September of 1987, when he was holding a rifle. I think it was a sporting goods store then.

[GreggW, 06/27/2009]
Muffler Man Moved to Connecticut

[We checked in with Owen Johnson on the fate of the Bridger/Billings M-Man:] The Paul Bunyan Muffler Man that I had last in Billings was sold and moved to Connecticut. The gentleman that I sold it to owns The House of Doors and is opening another store and wanted it because he has one at his other location in Conn. It was moved in the fall of 2008.

I still have the complete A&W burger family but no more muffler men.

[Owen Johnson, 01/30/2009]

St. George Muffler Man down.

Muffler Man - Missing!

Went to make my yearly pilgrimmage to see the Muffler Man in St. George, Utah. HE'S MISSING! The motorcycle shop became a car stereo outlet, and subsequently they painted over the word "motorcycle" and left him with only "St. George" printed on his shirt. Last year as I visited there was a "for sale" sign on the property and the car stereo shop looked defunct. Well...that's confirmed...and our muffler man is no longer there.

[Splatt the Harley Ratt, 09/28/2001]

Here is a photo, provided by M-man owner Owen Johnson in March 2002, of the St. George Muffler Man...

Muffler Man in St. George, Utah

He looms like some kind of eerie sentinel over the main drag (St. George Blvd.) in town. Apparently, he loves hoggin' since he is currently the trademark/logo of the cycle shop that he stands above (968 East St. George Blvd., Suite B) Gosh, he's tall.

[Rob Foster, 06/11/1997]

Muffler Man - Bunyan

Griffeth Hot Rods

229 Old US Highway 270 W, Bache, OK
East of McAlester on the side of US Hwy 270 east. Location approximate.
Sept. 2019: Moved to Oklahoma. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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