Birmingham, Alabama: Stan the Muffler Man (Gone)

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Hours:
Feb. 2021: Confirmed removed from public view.
Status:
Gone

GCR Muffler Man.

Stan the Muffler Man

Large fiberglass statue occupied key vantage points around Birmingham over the years before retiring from the tire business.

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Stan, Birmingham's Muffler Man

1998 report on a repair job to restore a fiberglass landmark to B'ham's skyline.

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Stan the Muffler Man

Stan the Muffler Man appears to be gone. GCR Tire is now Southern Tire, and there's no Stan in the yard.

[Kelly, 02/20/2021]

We spoke with Southern Tire. They said they'd wanted to "doctor up" Stan, but that the new owners didn't want to spend the money. Instead, Stan has been moved to "the farm," a private property somewhere south of Selma.

Outdoor full-color statue of a giant man behind a fence wearing a moss-stained white shirt and black pants. His upturned hands are wearing white gloves.

Stan the Muffler Man

Stan the Muffler Man stands in front of GCR Tires. Stopped by to check him out while in town. It's been a minute since I've seen one of these guys. Love the old school advertising these guys represent. Hope Stan can endure for many years to come.

[Buffett 2010, 02/09/2019]

Outdoor full-color statue of a giant man behind a fence wearing a white shirt and black pants. His upturned hands are wearing white gloves.

Muffler Man

We went to Muscle Shoals this weekend and hit Birmingham on the way back -- and utilized Roadside America to find and photograph my first Muffler Man! He's looking good. Hope to see more of these guys over the summer as we're heading to Tennessee next!

[Mike Schmitt, 07/02/2014]

Tennessee has at least four of the fiberglass goliaths, including a rare burger-hoisting hybrid.


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