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AtlantaMuffler Men: American Giants Ep. 3

The A.G. Team prowls Atlanta IL's nostalgic Rt. 66 main street, loaner home of the Hot Dog Muffler Man.

American Giants 3.
BurbankMuffler Men: American Giants Ep. 8

Two Chicago area Muffler Men get their American Giants road trip close-ups, including the mutant Frankenstein Muffler Man at Haunted Trails.

American Giants 6.
ChicagoMuffler Men: American Giants Ep. 7

Chicago fiberglass giants visited -- Eye Care Indian, and a rooftop Mr. Bendo, still incomplete after a windstorm cut him in half.

American Giants 6.
Crystal LakeMuffler Men: American Giants Ep. 5

Documenting a Chicago area cluster in Crystal Lake, including an Indian and a Bunyan of dubious purity.

American Giants 5.
Crystal LakeMuffler Men: American Giants Ep. 6

Further documenting a Chicago area cluster in Crystal Lake, a Bunyan formerly in Melrose Park. Bonus stop at Lamb's Farm, Libertyville, IL.

American Giants 6.
EssexJack Barker: Inspiration from Junk

Jack Barker shows us some of his junk art sculptures and talks about his ideas.

Jack Barker's Metal Menagerie.
PeoriaMuffler Men: American Giants Ep. 4

Further travels up Route 66 - a statue-seeking stop in Peoria for its Uniroyal Gal.

American Giants 4.
PeoriaBarbershop Quartet of the Presidents

Rubberhead robot Presidents belt out quick musical ditty for visitors at the Wheel O' Time Museum.

Barbershop Quartet.
SpringfieldMuffler Men: American Giants Ep. 2

Joel and the A.G. Team continue on their journey of enlightenment, concentrating on the Lauterbach Muffler Man, decapitated in a tornado.

American Giants 2.

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