Wilson, North Carolina: Muffler Man - White's Tire #2

Fiberglass giant wears white pants, holds a tire, and has an arm raised in a friendly greeting.

Address:
701 Hines St. S., Wilson, NC
Directions:
On the southeast side of town. From US 301/Ward Blvd turn west onto Hwy 264/Nash St. Follow Hwy 264 for about a half-mile. The Muffler Man is on the right at the corner of Hwy 264 and Moore St.
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Muffler Man holding a tire - White's Tire.

Muffler Man - White's Tire #2

Stopped by to visit this really nice Muffler Man, still holding on to his tire. Paint looks good, and he's doing his job at the corner of Hines and Pender Streets.

[Mark Dolejs, 09/04/2021]

Waving Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

The Muffler Man is still located in Wilson, North Carolina.

[Tracy Atkins, 05/21/2021]

Wilson used to be a two-Muffler Man town. One finally was taken down and put in storage, but this somewhat rare, waving configuration of bearded woodsman never tires of holding his tire.

Muffler Man.

White's Tire Muffler Man

Mr. White #2 is standing tall and is well groomed. Since he has not been mentioned since 2004, I thought I'd vouch for him.

[James Lehman, Jr., 01/09/2014]

We're always glad to get updates on the less-visited members of the Muffler Men fraternity.

Wilson M-Man #2 still in place.

Muffler Man - White's Tire #2

There was a tip posted recently that said one of the Wilson muffler men was missing. Dunno what this guy is talking about. I drove through Wilson yesterday, and both of the White's Tire muffler men are right where they're supposed to be. Your tipster says he visited three White's locations -- there're at least five current and former White's locations in Wilson that I know of -- so maybe he just didn't visit the location that has Muffler Man #2. MM#2 is definitely still there, waving to traffic on Hwy 264.

Also, all that stuff he says about there being different buildings behind Muffler Man #2 in each of the photos on RA is baloney. The shots just show different angles of the same building.

[Dean Jeffrey, 12/31/2004]
Muffler Man - White's Tire guy #2 missing?

The muffler man at White's Tires #2 seems to be gone. There are actually 3 locations of White's Tires in the town, one with the muffler man (#1) on the roof, which is still there, a warehouse/factory place which is in the black & white photo of MM #2 and another garage/store which is in the color photo of MM #2. And #2 is not at either location. Town residents did not seem to know of it being up in a long time.

[anthony annoyance, 08/14/2004]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Freeman Round House and African American MuseumFreeman Round House and African American Museum, Wilson, NC - < 1 mi.
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In the region:
Shopping Center Pirate, Greenville, NC - 31 mi.

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