Pontiac, Michigan: Chief Pontiac: Muffler Man

23-ft. tall fiberglass statue of Chief Pontiac loomed over the tree line at Asheville, NC's Harry's on the Hill. Removed 2018, restored by 2021 for redeployment at the Pontiac-Oakland Transportation Museum, Pontiac, MI.

Pontiac Transportation Museum

Address:
205 N Mill St, Pontiac, MI
Hours:
2021: After renovations will reopen. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Chief Pontiac.

Chief Pontiac

In August 2021 I helped raise a 25-foot Native American statue in the Pontiac-Oakland Museum lobby. We got up on a rolling scaffold and each got under a shoulder, and in 20 minutes, Chief Pontiac was back on his feet. He had been trucked up from North Carolina after standing 60 years there greeting visitors into town.

[Steve Karew, 09/21/2021]

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]

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