Elmsford, New York: Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan

Fiberglass Paul Bunyan. Even without arms, he can sell gas.
N Saw Mill River Rd, Elmsford, NY
On Saw Mill River Rd. just north of the exit ramp off of I-287 Exit 2. From the east, cross the Cross Tappan Zee Bridge, pay the toll, then immediately take the first exit (#9) onto US 119. At the bottom of the exit ramp, make a right at the light, then make a quick right at the gas stations onto White Plains Rd. Drive for a mile, pass the Eldorado Diner on the left. At the second light past the Eldorado, make a left, cross back under I-287 and the MM is on the left.
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New arm for Paul Bunyan.

Paul Bunyan Muffler Man

Excited to report that the Paul Bunyan has had his arm repaired! I am a local so I can verify that the repair happened in late December 2018. The repair is seamless but his paint job is still a little dirty -- perhaps that's a future project?

[Katie, 01/08/2019]

Paul's left arm was accidentally amputated by a truck in 2007. His right arm was stolen decades ago and has never been returned.

Muffler Man without arms.

Muffler Man Paul Bunyan

The Elmsford Muffler Man remains. If nothing else, the change in gas prices on his sign over the years is interesting.

[Lori Cartwright, 05/24/2013]

BP Muffler Man in Elmsford.

Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan

Both of the Elmsford Muffler Man's arms are gone. Maybe they're using them to scoop up oil.

[David Cholewa, 06/11/2010]

Armless muffler man.

Bunyan Muffler Man

Now both of the Elmsford NY Bunyan Muffler Man's arms have gone AWOL. The sheer torment of not being able to scratch your own bum must be overwhelming. So sad.

[Rachael, 08/14/2007]

His left arm was amputated by a truck earlier in 2007. His right arm was stolen decades ago and never returned.

One-armed Gas Station Giant.

Gas Station Bunyan

Gas may be costing the rest of us an arm and a leg, but this Paul Bunyan Muffler Man has thus far only sacrificed an arm -- artfully hidden by the station's sign placement. The arm has been missing, by most accounts, since the era of the original Gas Crisis -- the 1970s.

Paul Bunyan is smartly rendered in British Petroleum brand colors, right down to a pair of bright green eyes. Less brand-compliant is a tangled banner tied around his shins advertising Corona Extra beer. A spent Corona bottle lay in the dirt around his boots, which were half buried in a planter.

The locale struck us as busy but patriotic, with American flags aflutter above the gas pump island and elsewhere. There's a flag business in the building behind the Muffler Man.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 04/22/2006]

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