Asheville, North Carolina: Chief Pontiac: Indian Muffler Man (In Transition)

Fiberglass statue of an Indian brave known as Chief Pontiac loomed over the tree line at Harry's on the Hill. Chief was removed July 13, 2018, restored for eventual redeployment at the Pontiac Oakland Auto Museum Pontiac, IL.
Chief removed July 13, 2018.
In Transition

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Restoration underway in Virginia.

Chief Pontiac

In July we helped to remove this guy after standing for 50 years at Harry's on the Hill, a car dealership. He was transported to Mark Cline's studio in Virginia for a full restoration. We hope to help with the second half of his move, to a museum in Pontiac, Michigan, in the fall.

[Joel Baker, 09/17/2018]

Indian Muffler Man.

Indian Muffler Man

The Indian stands up on the hill, at the car dealership...

[Kim V., 12/15/2010]

Indian Muffler Man.

Indian Muffler Man

The Indian at Harry's on the Hill is still there, and he looks great! We actually were a little lost in Asheville, and just looked up and saw him!

[Jimerado, 05/18/2010]
Indian Muffler Man

I am staying in Asheville and searched in vain for the Indian muffler man and have been told that he is no longer here. Another one bites the dust!

[heather hogan, 09/16/2009]

Big Indian at dusk.

Big Indian Photography Scandal

I recently took a picture of the Big Indian at Harry's on the Hill auto-dealers in Asheville, NC and posted it on the Internet. Someone pointed out that my angle made the Indian appear as though he had something exposed. It turns out that this angle of taking his picture is known locally and the owner of the Indian actually tells people to take pictures from that angle.

The dark side of giant Indians....

[Jacob Krejci, 02/05/2008]

We've heard of that effect achieved at other Muffler Men statues, though no one has set up an official Kodak Picture Spot for it...

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