Birmingham, Alabama: Stan the Muffler Man Team Field Report

GCR Tire & Service

3340 Vanderbilt Rd, Birmingham, AL
NW side of city. I-20/59 exit 128. Drive north on Tallapoosa St. through one stoplight. Stan is on left, a quarter-mile.
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Stan the Muffler Man
Large fiberglass statue has occupied key vantage points around Birmingham over the years. Report...
Stan, Birmingham's Muffler Man
1998 report on a repair job to restore a fiberglass landmark to B'ham's skyline. Report... [11/21/1998]

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Stan the Muffler Man.

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]

Muffler Man.

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.

Stan the Muffler Man.

Stan - Muffler Transmission Man

I grew up around the Birmingham area. I have watched "Stan" move around over the years. I remember him being on the corner for years and even holding a transmission, as well as a few other items over the years. He definitely hasn't limited himself to mufflers. I can recall him wearing a Santa hat and I believe a beard once -- he could hold one mighty big toy bag.

I have tried several times to snap a picture of him but since he is on the passenger site on the lanes closes to him, it is a little tricky when driving to get a clear shot. I finally had one turn out and wanted to share it to show you he is alive and doing well - he may have had some concrete surgery but is in fine shape. There aren't any great places to pull off and pose with him but you can find a parking lot or two that you could jog down from to get a little closer. He can't been seen from the interstate but if you are passing thru Birmingham on Interstate 59/20 on the east side of town (toward Atlanta) it would be a quick trip to see him and get back on track - no more than 15 minutes if the light catches you both ways.

[Kathy, 10/28/2008]

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