East Troy, Wisconsin: Muffler Man: Beverage and Wiener

1960s Muffler Man salvaged in pieces from a Canadian junkyard in 2017, restored by Mark Cline and re-erected in 2019. Mark also also gave the big guy a beverage and a hot dog.

Gus's Drive In

Address:
3131 Main St., East Troy, WI
Directions:
Gus's Drive In. West edge of town, on the south side of Main St. The Muffler Man is on the east side of the awning; hard to see driving east.
Phone:
262-642-2929
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Muffler Man.

Muffler Man: Big Gus!

He's the best! When I saw him in late February of 2020, he had Christmas lights around his neck and a candy cane hanging from his wrist.

[Amy, 03/14/2020]
Muffler Man

Gus's is a fifties-style drive-in. Super cute. We were there last weekend for a community garage sale and old cars were taken out for the nice weather (I don't know if they have old cars all the time). Food was good. And there's Gus, an original Muffler Man, who now holds a shake and burger.

[Kim Wright, 05/28/2019]

Muffler Man at Gus's Drive In

Gus's Drive-in and Muffler Man

Gus's Drive-in 50s style decor abounds inside and out. Every Saturday during summer is Cruise Night, with everyone bringing out their hot rods and vintage vehicles. And there's a 22 foot Muffler Man in attendance! [Michael OBrien, 05/17/2019]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

A Muffler Man is holding a hot dog and soda at Gus's Drive In in East Troy.

[Christine Carey, 05/17/2019]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

This Muffler Man was completely repaired and refurbished by Mark Cline at Enchanted Castle Studios in Virginia, for Gus's Drive-In, and erected in East Troy in April 2019. The vintage 1960s Muffler Man had been found (by Joel Baker) languishing in a remote sector of Canada. Mark added the wiener and beverage.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/17/2019]

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