Grove, Oklahoma: Muffler Man - Hatless

Fiberglass giant, a former Phillips 66 Cowboy, promotes an antique market since 2015. Languished in South Carolina woods for decades after display at a Savannah muffler shop.

Copeland Switch Antiques

Address:
24990 US Hwy 59, Grove, OK
Directions:
East side of US Hwy 59., 1.3 mi. north of Neosho River past E 250 Rd. in unincorporated Copeland. Next to Highway 59 Mini Storage, north of Grove. Watch for Copeland Switch Antiques sign and "ANTIQUES" letters on storage doors. Two M-Men here.
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Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

A Muffler Man stands at Copeland Switch Antique Shop just north of town. He was originally a Phillips 66 Cowboy and was shipped from International Fiberglass to Georgia. He toured Georgia during the promotion and was retired at a local muffler shop in Savannah when Phillips 66 ended the program. The muffler shop was purchased in 1978 and turned into a car wash, but the new owners did not want the Muffler Man, so he was taken down and hauled up to Cameron, SC.

The Muffler Man was stored on his back in the woods for 37 years until his owners heard about the sale of the Stamper Miner in Rapid City and decided to sell him. The hatless cowboy was sold in late 2015 and moved here.

[Joel Baker, 01/20/2017]

Eerily close to the location of another cowboy Muffler Man that was 3 miles south in Grove before its business closed in 2010 or so.


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