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Oakwood Village, Ohio: Waving Giant (Big Friend Variant) (Gone) Team Field Report

Sold in late 2020.
Waving Giant (Big Friend Variant)

The Big Friend variant, a waving giant, replaced a Muffler Man that moved to Cleveland. Sold in late 2020; current whereabouts unknown. Report...

Visitor Tips and News About Waving Giant (Big Friend Variant)

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Texaco Man

I was the owner of the Big Friend/ Texaco Man in Oakwood village and sold him to a west side Ohio collector in late 2020. I had many really nice folks stop by for a picture with him over the years. Most of them found him on I will forward an update when the new owner puts him back on display; he has collected at least one other Big Friend at this point.

[Bryan Jedinak, 01/22/2023]

Waving Man.

Waving Giant

I was the owner of the Texaco Giant in Oakwood Village for the last 14 years, give or take. I wanted to update everyone regarding his finding a new home. I have met countless people from all over the country who have stopped to visit him and take his picture over the years. On the 29th of September, he left with his new owner to travel to the west side of Cleveland. Thank you for all of the years of keeping this giant, and all the others, on Roadside America.

[Bryan Jedinak, 10/04/2020]

Big Texaco Friend Muffler Man.

Big Texaco Friend Muffler Man

Big Friend is very handsome and very well kept. It took us a minute to find him, but if you follow the address, it's spot on. It feels strange to drive up what looks like a private drive headed by a plastic mailbox, but if you don't, you'll miss him!

[Kayti McMyermick, 07/25/2018]
Texaco Big Friend - Waving Variant

Not visible from the street. Turn into Broad Oak Industrial Park and head to the right.

[Pittsburgh Pauly, 11/23/2013]

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