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Carson, California: Muffler Man: Race Car Driver

Towering fiberglass statue made in the 1960s to promote roadside businesses. Stood at the Dominguez Hills Golf Course; reborn in 2013 as a Porsche Motorsport racer holding a checkered flag. His fireproof suit was stitched by hand in France.

Porsche Motorsport

19800 S. Main St., Carson, CA
Dominguez Hills Golf Course, 110 South Exit Torrance (1st exit after the 405), left at bottom of ramp, right at the 1st light, head back under freeway, left at dead end to range. West side of 405.
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Muffler Man: Race Car Driver

He holds a Porsche flag, but there really isn't any good way to get to him. He is between the Porsche race track and the freeway, where it doesn't look safe to stop.

[Chris Jones, 11/05/2023]

Motorsport Muffler Man.

Muffler Man: Race Car Driver

The Motorsport Muffler Man holds a Porsche emblem flag instead of his original checkered flag.

[Bob, 07/06/2022]

Motosports Muffler Man.

Porsche Motorsport Muffler Man

He's still standing out in the field, but the checkered flag is gone and he's only holding an empty rod. It's a shame, because a new flag wouldn't take that much money or time. But he still looks pretty cool out there, standing on a tall pole in the field.

[Tim O'Brien, 02/06/2020]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

The Muffler Man in Carson is still there. The address listed -- 19800 S. Main St. -- is not the best view. I pulled over on the 405, heading south toward San Diego. I think that's the closest you can get.

[Noah Arceneaux, 07/03/2018]

You're probably correct, but it's not particularly safe to pull off onto a freeway shoulder to take photos. Also, the highway patrol doesn't like it.

Motorsport Muffler Man.

Muffler Man: Race Car Driver

The Muffler Man is right by the Hwy 91W. If you see the Porsche sign, you'll see him afterward. Still in great shape in July 2017.

[Gin, 08/01/2017]

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