Los Angeles, California: Muffler Man - Sergio

Classic towering fiberglass statue made in the 1960s to promote roadside businesses. "Sergio" has the beard and cap of a Paul Bunyan type.
Address:
590 N. Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA
Directions:
El hombre mofle stands on the triangle corner of Mission Rd and Gallardo St. in front of a business named Automobile Alley. Just northwest of the junction of the San Bernardino and Santa Anna Fwys.
Phone:
323-227-9354
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Sergio's cameo.

Muffler Man - Sergio

Sergio, the checker-shirted bearded Muffler Man, made a brief appearance in an episode of the TV cop show The Rookie, March 8, 2020. In "Follow-Up Day," a mean East LA criminal gang loiters around his big shoes.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 03/10/2020]

Sergio the Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - Sergio

Sergio is looking healthy and still standing tall on Gallardo street as of Fall 2019.

[Brynn S., 10/19/2019]

Muffler Man - Sergio.

Muffler Man - Sergio

The business where the Muffler Man stands is now OROZCO Locksmith.

[Joe Kleinsmith, 01/02/2017]

Muffler Man in East LA.

Muffler Man - Sergio

Muffler Man at Automobile Alley garage.

[Frank Picard, 01/07/2012]

Sergio's feet.

LA Muffler Man

Stopped by to see Paul Bunyan on a quiet saturday afternoon. He still stands at this auto repair shop behind the iron fence, wearing his checkered shirt. It doesn't look like he has had a paint job or a cleaning since he was first reported. However he has acquired a nice collection of tools, parts and spray cans at his feet as well as a small sculpture of a lion.

[Joel Baker, 08/02/2011]

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