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.
RA Rates:
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Dr. Blue Ridge.

Muffler Man - Dr. Blue Ridge/Mr. Hobby

The Muffler Man is now a toothbrush man!

[Yvette Pryor, 09/08/2021]

Muffler Man with toothbrush.

Dr. Blue Ridge: Muffler Man

I was delighted to spot my first new Muffler Man (to me) in over 20 years today, while traveling into the North Georgia Mountains. Doubly delighted to find that he used to be Mr. Bendo, who I remember from when I used to hunt down Muffler Men in the late '90s. As Dr. Blue Ridge, his toothbrush is now proudly held aloft in his right hand.

[Kirby Bartlett-Sloan, 06/08/2021]

We always enjoyed your finds and updates. Welcome back to the hunt!

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]

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