Wilson, North Carolina: Muffler Man - White's Tire #1

Large fiberglass man on the roof of a tire business. There are two in town.
740 Goldsboro St. SW, Wilson, NC
Downtown. From US 301/Ward Blvd turn west onto Hwy 264/Nash St. Follow Hwy 264 for about a mile, and then turn right onto Goldsboro St. The Muffler Man will be a block ahead, on the roof of White's Tire Service.
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Bunyan Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - White's Tire #1

The White's Tire on Goldsboro Street is closed and for sale or rent. I wonder if the price includes the Muffler Man?

[Dean Jeffrey, 07/23/2017]

Muffler Man, 2014.

Muffler Man - White's Tire #1

Last Friday, September 25, 1998, I needed to go to Wilson NC. I checked both the web site and the book for points of interest. Finding none either place, I left my real cameras at home. My wife was thrilled. There would be no setting up a tripod in the middle of a busy street and exchanging hand gestures with local drivers. But as we were driving out of Wilson I got lost and suddenly there before me was a muffler man on the roof of White's Tire Service. I stopped and began taking photos with my small emergency backup camera. A man came out and ask what I was doing. Not wanting to call it a "muffler man" to the probably lifelong "tire man," I told him I was interested "big guy on the roof." The tire man told me the company had one twice that big at their other store. The moral to the story is: it is better to have a camera and not need it than to need it and not have it.

[John Guntner, 09/30/1998]

July 2014: Photo added.

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