Vista, California: Muffler Man (Gone)

After a long tenure in California as Jenkin's Giant Muffler Man, the waving Bunyan Muffler Man was sold in 2007 to a log cabin home business in North Carolina.

Giant Muffler of Vista California, Highway 78 to Sycamore Ave north. Right at Santa Fe Ave. Ed's Giant Muffler is approximately 1/2 mile down on the left.
July 2009: Reported gone

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Muffler Man

Ed's Giant Muffler man is now Giant Muffler of Vista California. He sports a black and yellow checkered shirt and blue pants. He is one of the "saluting" type, with the right arm in the upright position. The shop has been thoroughly renovated with matching theme colors. He "waves" hello to all who travel along South Santa Fe Road.

[Rick Lemond, 03/11/2007]

This Muffler Man was sold and moved to Rocky Mount, NC in August, 2007.

Vista Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

Muffler Man of Vista California is doing well in his new location at Ed's Giant Muffler. An easy 3 minutes from Highway 78 using Sycamore Ave. His paint job is weathered but his structural integrity is stellar. His left hand contains a strap which obviously held some sort of prop in the past.

[splatt, 08/29/2004]

Giant Muffler Man.

Bunyan Muffler Man

I am happy to report that I was wrong in my assumption that the Muffler Man in Vista, California was a phantom sighting of the Joor Muffler Man of Escondido. I had a chance to see the Vista Man over the weekend. He is located atop the roof of Jenkins Giant Muffler at 146 W Vista (Near Santa Fe Ave).

[John Siston, 12/02/1998]

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