Oakwood Village, Ohio: Big Friend - Waving Giant

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26290 Broadway Ave., Oakwood Village, OH
I-480/I-271 exit 23. Drive southeast on Broadway Ave. for about a mile. After you cross Alexander Rd/Pettibone Rd, keep an eye peeled for a small trailer park on the right. Turn right immediately after the trailer park. The Big Friend is a little ways in, on the far (west) side of the building straight ahead. If you reach Thermo-Fisher Way or Richmond Rd/Shepard Rd while driving on Broadway, you've gone too far.
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Big Friend - Waving Giant
The Big Friend replaced a Muffler Man that moved to Cleveland. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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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]
Muffler Men replaced by Texaco Big Friend

My name is Bryan -- I was the owner of the Muffler Man (Cowboy) at the 26290/26310 Broadway address in Oakwood Village Ohio. He went to the Western Reserve Museum (Crawford Museum of Transportation and Industry, Cleveland, Ohio). This was about 2 1/2 years ago. I missed him by the shop so I acquired an actual Texaco Man this time, complete with original trailer. He last appeared at the Raff Road raceway, a go cart track in Canton Ohio, about ten years ago. He will be undergoing a complete and proper restoration.

[Bryan, 09/30/2003]

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