Blue Ridge, Georgia: Muffler Man - Dr. Blue Ridge/Mr. Hobby

Fiberglass giant holds a giant toothbrush. Formerly Mr. Hobby, holding model airplane. Moved to Georgia in 2014 from atop a Chicago car repair shop, known there for 50 years as Mr. Bendo.

Free Time Hobbies

Address:
47 Dunbarton Farm Rd, Blue Ridge, GA
Directions:
West side of GA-5 at Davis Rd., across from the miniature golf.
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Dr. Blue Ridge.

Muffler Man

Mr. Hobby has been renamed "Dr. Blue Ridge" now. Not sure he makes a good doctor.

[EC, 06/11/2020]

Holding a giant toothbrush -- a giant among dentists?

Muffler Man - Mr. Hobby

Free Time Hobbies has sold their building, along with Mr. Hobby, to a dental business. Presumably Mr. Hobby's hand-held P-51 model airplane will be replaced by.... a toothbrush?

[James Pernikoff, 11/21/2019]

P-51 Mustang fighter plane.

Muffler Man

The location is not actually open for retail business, which seems kinda odd. But the Muffler Man is in terrific shape as of Dec 2018. Easy to get to, and plenty of parking for taking pictures. The P-51 Mustang fighter plane he is holding has terrific details.

[Rob, 12/30/2018]

Mr. Hobby.

Mr. Hobby

Mr. Hobby the Muffler Man clutches his toy airplane outside Free Time Hobbies.

[Brandon, 08/04/2015]

Formerly Mr. Bendo of Chicago, this Muffler Man began a new career as Mr. Hobby in 2015.

Mr. Hobby.

Mr. Hobby - Muffler Man

Mr. Hobby has arrived at Free Time Hobbies! This "muffler man" was built in the early 1960s. He stood for about 50 years atop Ced's Mufflers in Chicago. Free Time Hobbies purchased him last year and had him restored. Instead of a muffler, Mr. Hobby holds a P-51 Model Airplane.

[Free Time Hobbies, 06/24/2015]

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