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Beaumont, Texas: Muffler Man - Happy Half Wit

A muscle-bound giant with an Alfred E. Neuman head has held an equally beefed up muffler in this spot since 1971. Repainted in 2022.

Leo's Automotive

Address:
830 S. 11th St., Beaumont, TX
Directions:
Leo's Automotive, on Eleventh Street, at the intersection of Stagg Drive, across the street from the Medical Center.
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Muffler Man: Happy Half Wit.

Muffler Man: Happy Half Wit

The Muffler Man on 11th St. has been repainted.

[Nicholas L Vautrot, 09/19/2023]

We applaud this classic approach to text-on-a-photo-op: no hashtags, no URLs.

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man: Happy Half Wit

Alfred E. Neuman maintains his vigil over a now-empty garage next to a local used car dealership. He's looking a little worn and needs a paint job, but considering the hurricanes he's been through recently, he's in pretty good shape.

[Rustin LaFurney, 12/25/2021]

Halfwit Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - Happy Half Wit

He's still here, as he has been for all of my 44 years. Ken's Muffler Shop is no more. The business is now "Drive Away Motors," and I fear for the Muffler Man's future.

[Jesse, 04/04/2018]

Halfwit.

Muffler Man - Happy Half Wit

Still looking happy -- and actually holding a muffler.

[Roger Sleight, 12/31/2014]

Of course he's happy; he's doing what he was born to do.

Halfwit Muffler Man of Beaumont.

Muffler Man - Happy Half Wit

Looks like he's been freshly painted again!

[Bonnie Labdi, 05/10/2012]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Flanagan's Junk BarnFlanagan's Junk Barn, Beaumont, TX - 2 mi.
Texas Energy MuseumTexas Energy Museum, Beaumont, TX - 2 mi.
World's Largest Working Fire HydrantWorld's Largest Working Fire Hydrant, Beaumont, TX - 2 mi.
In the region:
Little Richard Alligator, Lake Charles, LA - 56 mi.

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