Skip to Main Content

Largo, Florida: Muffler Man: The Big Man (Gone)

A bearded rooftop Bunyan held two tires. One of the clan of fiberglass giants that brandish axes and auto parts across our great nation. 2014-2020 tips indicated he is no longer displayed.

On the corner of Starkey Rd and Walsingham Rd in Largo.
August 2014-2020: Statue reported missing.

Visitor Tips and News About Muffler Man: The Big Man

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Muffler Man: The Big Man

Drove past today and the parts store is being remodeled. No sign of the Muffler Man. Hopefully he'll be back when the renovations are complete.

[Jeremy, 01/25/2015]

Muffler Ma.

Muffler Man

This Muffler Man used to be Paul Bunyan, and held a big ax. He was part of a larger collection on display at Webb's City, "The world's most unusual drug store," in St. Petersburg. The only remnants of Webb's City are the parking lot and Doc Webb's penthouse apartment at 1st Ave S. and 9th St.

[Tom Mitchell, 01/28/2013]

We remember, after seeing an old post card for Webb's City, our disappointment that it was long gone...

The Big Man.

Muffler Man - The Big Man

The Muffler Man on the roof of an auto repair shop has held a pair of tires for a long time, and has become an icon for the business. A nearby poster depicts a line art version of the statue for "The Big Man Inc."

[ Team, 03/08/2011]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

Muffler Man holding 2 tires on the roof at Starkey Road used auto parts.

[Carla Wilson, 09/18/2009]

Tire hefting muffler man.

Muffler Man

The Muffler man is still on top of the Starkey Road Auto Salvage. He is still holding the two tires.

[Chris Krollage, 03/13/2004]

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Florida Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

World's Largest Cat, Pine Island, New York (Apr 22-28, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings