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Asheville, North Carolina: Chief Willy: Golden Muffler Man

Fiberglass statue is the majestic mascot of Erwin High School, painted mostly gold.

Erwin High School

Address:
60 Lees Creek Rd, Asheville, NC
Directions:
Erwin High School. Northwest of the city. From Patton Ave. turn north onto Hazel Mill Rd, which becomes NC-1338. Follow for 3.5 miles. Turn right at the stop sign onto Old Country Home Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn right at the stoplight onto Lees Creek Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn left to drive to the school parking lot. You'll see Chief Willy up ahead, to the right, up next to the school. Entrances are gated.
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Chief Willy: Golden Muffler Man

The entrances are gated but if you have a good zoom lens, you will still be able to get a photo from outside the second gate (not the staffed one).

[Leeandpaul, 04/09/2024]

Chief Willy is on the grounds of a high school. If you park outside the gate you you should be able to walk up to Willy and snap a photo. Probably best to do this when school's not in session.

Muffler Man, Indian - Chief Willy.

Muffler Man, Indian - Chief Willy

Drove by on a Sunday and luckily the school was closed. The statue is now painted completely gold.

[Adam, 04/07/2023]

Indian Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - Chief Willy

The Indian Muffler Man, Chief Willy, is still standing in front of the high school.

[anthony annoyance, 08/12/2006]

Indian Muffler Man

Muffler Man, Indian - Chief Willy

Along with the Indian Muffler Men located in Cherokee, NC and the one at Harry's On the Hill car dealership on Patton Avenue in Asheville, NC; there is a THIRD Indian Muffler Man located at Erwin High School in Leicester (A suburb of Asheville). "Chief Willy" as he is called stands out in front of the school entrance.

[Todd Knaperek, 09/24/2004]

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