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Work Travel. Out and about. The indoor Muffler Man at Ledwell Machinery. #TheLedwellMan #TheLedwellGiant  #BigBob #BigLuke #LukeLombard #mufflerman #texarkana #bobcat #bigdawg #nofilter #hashtag #hardhat #ag233
Joel Baker of American Giant, 
The afternoon the Thomas fire started ...
12-4-17 
Salute :
Cal Fire San Diego Unit Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson....
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Joel Baker of American Giant, The afternoon the Thomas fire started ... 12-4-17 Salute : Cal Fire San Diego Unit Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson.... #ag233 
The stylish muffler man of the East LA auto wrecking district.... #downtime #weirdtourist #ag233 #mufflerman
This team is from Turlock ca. 
Just a moment of levity from the tiresome task of fighting the Red Mountain fire...
Thank you!!! to all the hundreds of brave firefighters who took care of us here in the Foster Park, Red Mountain valley. ..
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This team is from Turlock ca. Just a moment of levity from the tiresome task of fighting the Red Mountain fire... Thank you!!! to all the hundreds of brave firefighters who took care of us here in the Foster Park, Red Mountain valley. .. #ag233 
Even the Giant has Hero's !!!
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Even the Giant has Hero's !!! #ag233 
Northwestern side of Red Mountain as the  wildfire starts to move towards the home of the Giant. ..
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Northwestern side of Red Mountain as the wildfire starts to move towards the home of the Giant. .. #ag233 
Joel Baker of American Giant stopped by just hrs. before the Thomas fire broke out in Ventura county. ... 12-4-17
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Joel Baker of American Giant stopped by just hrs. before the Thomas fire broke out in Ventura county. ... 12-4-17 #ag233 
This is 1:45pm. in the afternoon,  smoke hinders the Giant's view of Red Mountain. ...
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This is 1:45pm. in the afternoon, smoke hinders the Giant's view of Red Mountain. ... #ag233 
This is Vikings Country. #vikings
It’s the last Muffler Man Monday for a while—meet Homer over on the blog today ⚾️ #mufflermanmonday #mufflerman #ag233 #roadsideamerica #virginia #latergram
Sad burnt Indian #mufflerman. The trading post it stood in front of burnt to the ground in 2002. We were just a day off the 15th anniversary. #picachopeak #mufflermen #ag233 #arizona
Happy Muffler Man Monday! Two new dudes over on the blog today—this handsome man is on a building that’s for sale, if you’re in the market for a tire shop in North Carolina 🧔🏻 #mufflerman #ag233 #northcarolina #roadsideamerica #latergram
It's like picking a favorite child, but I have to say that the Bunyan-style muffler men are my favorite. This one in North Carolina has a buddy, or rather a Babe, and you can see them from 95 South or up close with a little mild trespassing (or when you're buying a log home). More about this handsome fella and his sidekick on the blog today, if you're into that ⛏ #mufflerman #northcarolina #paulbunyan #babetheblueox #ag233 #roadsideamerica @americangiants #latergram
It's like picking a favorite child, but I have to say that the Bunyan-style muffler men are my favorite. This one in North Carolina has a buddy, or rather a Babe, and you can see them from 95 South or up close with a little mild trespassing (or when you're buying a log home). More about this handsome fella and his sidekick on the blog today, if you're into that ⛏ #mufflerman  #northcarolina  #paulbunyan  #babetheblueox  #ag233  #roadsideamerica  @americangiants #latergram 
Happy Muffler Man Monday! My 15th Muffler Man friend is this 22-feet-tall cowboy in New Jersey—more about this gentleman on the blog today, if you're into that 🐃 #mufflerman #cowtown #newjersey #cowboy #ag233 #roadsideamerica
Met my 14th Muffler Man recently—maybe the snazziest dresser of them all. More photos of this pink pants-wearing giant on the blog today, if you're into that 💕 #mufflerman #newjersey #ag233 #fiberglass #roadsideamerica #latergram
The Gemini Giant is a landmark statue on Route 66, standing outside the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant. The 30 foot tall statue is one of many giant "Muffler Man" advertising props found throughout the US in the Sixties. The Gemini Giant is named after the Gemini space program and holds a silver rocket ship in his hands, while sporting an astronaut's space helmet. #GeminiGiant #Route66 #ag233
The Gemini Giant is a landmark statue on Route 66, standing outside the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant. The 30 foot tall statue is one of many giant "Muffler Man" advertising props found throughout the US in the Sixties. The Gemini Giant is named after the Gemini space program and holds a silver rocket ship in his hands, while sporting an astronaut's space helmet. #GeminiGiant  #Route66  #ag233 
Our next state is #newyork and there are 17 #mufflermen in the state so we will be here for awhile. Our first one is in #derbyny and is a #markcline remake and is a 14ft tall #sodajerk He was moved here to #superfreeze in 2011 and goes by the name of George. This is one of the early soda jerks mark made. If you have a picture of a NY #mufflerman please hash tag it #ag233 to give us permission to share. Thanks @onlylivingirlny for letting us post her shot of this guy. #americana #americangiants #roadsideattraction #americana
Our next state is #newyork  and there are 17 #mufflermen  in the state so we will be here for awhile. Our first one is in #derbyny  and is a #markcline  remake and is a 14ft tall #sodajerk  He was moved here to #superfreeze  in 2011 and goes by the name of George. This is one of the early soda jerks mark made. If you have a picture of a NY #mufflerman  please hash tag it #ag233  to give us permission to share. Thanks @onlylivingirlny for letting us post her shot of this guy. #americana  #americangiants  #roadsideattraction  #americana 
Nothing.
I can't for the life of me remember where this guy was, but he was definitely in the smack dab middle of what seemed to be a long term residence campground mobile home spot.
He was holding a different sign from the last check in on #roadsideamerica

#ag233 #mufflermen #mufflerman #latergram #merica #campground #theywalkamongus
I've followed @americangiants for ages and this morning I finally found a Muffler Man in real life! 😍This bad lad is 20ft of pure unadulterated fibreglass. There's not many of these left that are completely intact anymore, (they were originally created in the 60s to advertise roadside businesses) so we were well happy to track one down 😬🌵❤
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#roadsideamerica #roadsidepeek #mufflerman #americangiants #abmtravelbug #ag233
I've followed @americangiants for ages and this morning I finally found a Muffler Man in real life! 😍This bad lad is 20ft of pure unadulterated fibreglass. There's not many of these left that are completely intact anymore, (they were originally created in the 60s to advertise roadside businesses) so we were well happy to track one down 😬🌵❤ . #roadsideamerica  #roadsidepeek  #mufflerman  #americangiants  #abmtravelbug  #ag233 
Ok, last Muffler Man post for now.  International Fiberglass ceased production in 1974, so all existing Muffler Men are from an eleven year period. The Paul Bunyan statue is at Around The World/Around the USA Mini Golf in Lake George  It is believed it was moved from the Oregon Pavilion at the 1964 New York Worlds Fair in Queens to Lake George in the 1960s.  The Around the World Mini Golf opened in the 1960s and had a sister location in Lake Placid (which had a Viking Muffler Man now owned by Magic Forest). Each hole has some elaborate statue or structure relating to the state or nation. 
The second photo is the Indian Muffler Man at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, Long Island.  The raceway opened in 1949, and the owners acquired the Indian from the Danbury Fair after it closed in 1981. (They had three Indians). It was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. 
I'm not sure if the Muffler Men at the Danbury Fair were originals to them or came from other businesses (id guess that). After it shut down a mall was built on the site. 
#history #mufflerman #danburyfairmall #danbury #internationalfiberglass #lakegeorge #lakeplacid #riverheadraceway #riverhead #riverheadny #LongIsland #newyork #upstate #suffolkny #warrencounty #minigolf #golf #upstateny #midcentury #americana #worldsfair #1964worldsfair #queensny #ag233
Ok, last Muffler Man post for now. International Fiberglass ceased production in 1974, so all existing Muffler Men are from an eleven year period. The Paul Bunyan statue is at Around The World/Around the USA Mini Golf in Lake George It is believed it was moved from the Oregon Pavilion at the 1964 New York Worlds Fair in Queens to Lake George in the 1960s. The Around the World Mini Golf opened in the 1960s and had a sister location in Lake Placid (which had a Viking Muffler Man now owned by Magic Forest). Each hole has some elaborate statue or structure relating to the state or nation. The second photo is the Indian Muffler Man at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, Long Island. The raceway opened in 1949, and the owners acquired the Indian from the Danbury Fair after it closed in 1981. (They had three Indians). It was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. I'm not sure if the Muffler Men at the Danbury Fair were originals to them or came from other businesses (id guess that). After it shut down a mall was built on the site. #history  #mufflerman  #danburyfairmall  #danbury  #internationalfiberglass  #lakegeorge  #lakeplacid  #riverheadraceway  #riverhead  #riverheadny  #LongIsland  #newyork  #upstate  #suffolkny  #warrencounty  #minigolf  #golf  #upstateny  #midcentury  #americana  #worldsfair  #1964worldsfair  #queensny  #ag233 
Since I can only fit so much In these posts, I'm doing another quick one on Magic Forest in Lake George (with two photos!). This wasn't carnival showman Arthur Gillette's first Lake George amusement park...he had a failed one in the mid-1950s. He then left Lake George to open Carson City in the Catskills (I'm tying all these posts together!). In the early 1960s he bought land in Lake George and opened Christmas City Amusement Park. Over the next few years it expanded and transformed into the Magic Forest.  The park is known for its 40 foot Uncle Sam "muffler man" which in a correction i noted came from the Danbury Fairgrounds after it closed in 1981. Let's talk about these Muffler Men though. These large fiberglass statues of Paul Bunyan, Cowboys, Vikings, etc were all built in the 1960s starting in 1963 by International Fiberglass.  They were used as advertising mascots (the original Paul Bunyan was for a diner. Some Indians were for Pontiac Dealerships. Some Cowboys for Phillips 66 stations). Recent years have brought greater attention to the 150 to 200 Muffler men that still exist (the Muffler Man name is a misnomer because some statues advertised Muffler shops). They are pure Americana and mid-century road culture.  The Magic Forest has an over-abundance of them because Arthur Gillette's son kept buying them from shut down parks (like Danbury Fair, Lake Placid Golf Course, etc) and junkyards where businesses dumped their outdated ones. Site like Roadside America try to chronicle all of them. #lakegeorge #magicforest #NewYork #christmas #mufflerman #advertising #amusementpark #themepark #amusements #upstateny #upstate #santa #danburyfair #arthurgillette #paulbunyan #midcentury #americana #ag233
Since I can only fit so much In these posts, I'm doing another quick one on Magic Forest in Lake George (with two photos!). This wasn't carnival showman Arthur Gillette's first Lake George amusement park...he had a failed one in the mid-1950s. He then left Lake George to open Carson City in the Catskills (I'm tying all these posts together!). In the early 1960s he bought land in Lake George and opened Christmas City Amusement Park. Over the next few years it expanded and transformed into the Magic Forest. The park is known for its 40 foot Uncle Sam "muffler man" which in a correction i noted came from the Danbury Fairgrounds after it closed in 1981. Let's talk about these Muffler Men though. These large fiberglass statues of Paul Bunyan, Cowboys, Vikings, etc were all built in the 1960s starting in 1963 by International Fiberglass. They were used as advertising mascots (the original Paul Bunyan was for a diner. Some Indians were for Pontiac Dealerships. Some Cowboys for Phillips 66 stations). Recent years have brought greater attention to the 150 to 200 Muffler men that still exist (the Muffler Man name is a misnomer because some statues advertised Muffler shops). They are pure Americana and mid-century road culture. The Magic Forest has an over-abundance of them because Arthur Gillette's son kept buying them from shut down parks (like Danbury Fair, Lake Placid Golf Course, etc) and junkyards where businesses dumped their outdated ones. Site like Roadside America try to chronicle all of them. #lakegeorge  #magicforest  #NewYork  #christmas  #mufflerman  #advertising  #amusementpark  #themepark  #amusements  #upstateny  #upstate  #santa  #danburyfair  #arthurgillette  #paulbunyan  #midcentury  #americana  #ag233 
I have childhood memories of my family vacationing in Lake George, and going to the Magic Forest Amusement Park in the late 80s.  The place looked like it hadn't been updated since the 1960s then too. For some reason, I love these mid-century time capsules, filled with totally outdated attractions and possibly structurally questionable rickety rides. Obviously, my reason for wanting to see it again in March of 2016 was for nostalgic reasons, but also some historic ones. My father could have taken a picture next to the "World's Tallest Uncle Sam" in 1966, I could have when I was four in 1988, and I could have again last year. Other than the cars in the parking lot, nothing would have changed from this 1960s park.  It was opened in 1963 by Arthur Gillette right on US Route 9, and as the name suggests, features fairy tale and whimsical attractions. There are so many muffler Men and other creepy statues in the park, plus stuff that probably wouldn't keep kids attention anymore like a magic show, petting zoo and Lightning, the Diving Horse (supposedly the son of the Atlantic City Steel Pier Diving Horse). From this parking lot view, you can see Uncle Sam, which I remember as taller in 1988, Santa Claus, a cottage, an old ferris wheel, and a Paul Bunyan Muffler Man.  I do not know how this run down park is still open, especially considering there's a Six Flags nearby. (Hell, the Lake George Zoological Park and Gaslight Village are all gone!). I don't care. I love that this piece of unique mid-century Americana still exists. 
One correction: the Uncle Sam wasn't there in 1966. It came in 1982, from the Danbury Fair.  Oops. 
#lakegeorgeny #lakegeorge #magicforest #unclesam #mufflerman #santaclaus #paulbunyan #history #amusementpark #amusements #themepark #park #newyork #upstate #upstateny #fairytail #americana #midcentury #usroute9 #route9 #gaslightvillage #rides #magic #divinghorse #ag233
I have childhood memories of my family vacationing in Lake George, and going to the Magic Forest Amusement Park in the late 80s. The place looked like it hadn't been updated since the 1960s then too. For some reason, I love these mid-century time capsules, filled with totally outdated attractions and possibly structurally questionable rickety rides. Obviously, my reason for wanting to see it again in March of 2016 was for nostalgic reasons, but also some historic ones. My father could have taken a picture next to the "World's Tallest Uncle Sam" in 1966, I could have when I was four in 1988, and I could have again last year. Other than the cars in the parking lot, nothing would have changed from this 1960s park. It was opened in 1963 by Arthur Gillette right on US Route 9, and as the name suggests, features fairy tale and whimsical attractions. There are so many muffler Men and other creepy statues in the park, plus stuff that probably wouldn't keep kids attention anymore like a magic show, petting zoo and Lightning, the Diving Horse (supposedly the son of the Atlantic City Steel Pier Diving Horse). From this parking lot view, you can see Uncle Sam, which I remember as taller in 1988, Santa Claus, a cottage, an old ferris wheel, and a Paul Bunyan Muffler Man. I do not know how this run down park is still open, especially considering there's a Six Flags nearby. (Hell, the Lake George Zoological Park and Gaslight Village are all gone!). I don't care. I love that this piece of unique mid-century Americana still exists. One correction: the Uncle Sam wasn't there in 1966. It came in 1982, from the Danbury Fair. Oops. #lakegeorgeny  #lakegeorge  #magicforest  #unclesam  #mufflerman  #santaclaus  #paulbunyan  #history  #amusementpark  #amusements  #themepark  #park  #newyork  #upstate  #upstateny  #fairytail  #americana  #midcentury  #usroute9  #route9  #gaslightvillage  #rides  #magic  #divinghorse  #ag233 
Larry th' Logroller in th' center of town in Wabeno, Wisconsin. Larry stands guard over Wabeno's logging history museum, a vintage steam  locomotive log hauler (not track based, th' Phoenix just chugged through th' woods!) and some beautifully preserved historic buildings. Ironically, Larry was clobbered by a tree in 2013 but was quickly rebuilt and returned to his rightful place.
#larrythelogroller #wabenowi #mufflerman #americangiants #roadsideamerica #insearchofquirk #mufflermen #ag233 #trb_members1 #everything_home_front #americana
Larry th' Logroller in th' center of town in Wabeno, Wisconsin. Larry stands guard over Wabeno's logging history museum, a vintage steam locomotive log hauler (not track based, th' Phoenix just chugged through th' woods!) and some beautifully preserved historic buildings. Ironically, Larry was clobbered by a tree in 2013 but was quickly rebuilt and returned to his rightful place. #larrythelogroller  #wabenowi  #mufflerman  #americangiants  #roadsideamerica  #insearchofquirk  #mufflermen  #ag233  #trb_members1  #everything_home_front  #americana 
this chef bull means business! he also has a small airplane on top of his restaurant! .
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#cows #ilovecows #ag233 #americangiants #insearchofquirk #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #roadsideattraction #wisconsin #milwaukee #cowwithchefhat #airplane
Doggie Diner head from the Bell Plastics/Bruce Kennedy collection.

@americangiants @plasticsbell
 #bellplastics #brucekennedy #americangiants #ag233 #doggiediner #doggiedinerheads #roadsideamerica
Visited Bell Plastics last weekend and celebrated Big Mike the Muffler Man's 50th birthday!

Big Mike was faithfully stationed at a car wash, and later a tire shop, on Mission Boulevard in Hayward, CA throughout my youth.  I have fond memories of Mike - as a kid, there was something fantastic about seeing this larger-than-life figure on the side of the roadway.

Eventually, time got the best of Mike, and he grew increasingly faded and worn.  Finally, a few years ago, I saw a news story about Mike being taken down, and I couldn't help but feel a little wistful about how much my life - and the Bay Area - has changed over the years.

Then, by chance, I was watching the 10 o'clock news last weekend and learned that Bruce Kennedy, the owner of Bell Plastics, had bought Mike, restored him to his original glory, and was throwing him a 50th birthday party!

It was a great time, replete with vacuum forming and CNC demos, Bell's amazing collection of fiberglass giants (in various stages of restoration!), and meeting Joel and Neto from @americangiants.

It was awesome seeing Mike standing proud again, in vibrant colors, looking better than ever.  Thanks, Bruce Kennedy and Bell Plastics for keeping a little piece of my youth alive.

@americangiants @roadside_america @weirdca @plasticsbell  #bellplastics #brucekennedy #americangiants #ag233 #mufflermen #mufflerman #roadsideamerica
Visited Bell Plastics last weekend and celebrated Big Mike the Muffler Man's 50th birthday! Big Mike was faithfully stationed at a car wash, and later a tire shop, on Mission Boulevard in Hayward, CA throughout my youth. I have fond memories of Mike - as a kid, there was something fantastic about seeing this larger-than-life figure on the side of the roadway. Eventually, time got the best of Mike, and he grew increasingly faded and worn. Finally, a few years ago, I saw a news story about Mike being taken down, and I couldn't help but feel a little wistful about how much my life - and the Bay Area - has changed over the years. Then, by chance, I was watching the 10 o'clock news last weekend and learned that Bruce Kennedy, the owner of Bell Plastics, had bought Mike, restored him to his original glory, and was throwing him a 50th birthday party! It was a great time, replete with vacuum forming and CNC demos, Bell's amazing collection of fiberglass giants (in various stages of restoration!), and meeting Joel and Neto from @americangiants. It was awesome seeing Mike standing proud again, in vibrant colors, looking better than ever. Thanks, Bruce Kennedy and Bell Plastics for keeping a little piece of my youth alive. @americangiants @roadside_america @weirdca @plasticsbell #bellplastics  #brucekennedy  #americangiants  #ag233  #mufflermen  #mufflerman  #roadsideamerica 
Poor darling #mufflerman 
Forgotten behind a business. This handsome guy won my heart today. 
#mufflermen #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #fiberglass #statue #paulbunyan #connecticut0 #ag233
Watching over Sad Sam’s Fireworks, Cross Plains, TN.
Watching over Sad Sam’s Fireworks, Cross Plains, TN.
Back on track with the #mufflermen scouting now that we're not doing 8-9 hour hauls between shows every day!! #mufflerman #paulbunyan #newyork #roadsideamerica #fiberglass #ag233
DTSJ. 
With the development, property buyouts going on along the Alameda, near Diridon, SAP Center, on San Carlos, on Park, on Race St. etc., one begins to wonder how long this local time capsule will remain standing. ~~~~~~~~~~
#sanjose #bnw #dtsj #mufflerman #blacknwhite #americana #roadsideamerica #downtownsanjose #nightphotography #bayarea #southbay #northerncalifornia #mufflermen #lighting #americangiants #ag233
My Son, photos are 23yrs.apart with the Giant. ..
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My Son, photos are 23yrs.apart with the Giant. .. #ag233 
TBT. From 2006 I believe. My son spotted this #mufflerman as we drove by, somewhere in north-central Pennsylvania. @americangiants or @roadside_america , do you know this one? I know nothing of its history.  #roadtrip #ruralroads #pennsylvania #americana #roadsidegiant #roadsideamerica #inadriveway #scannedphoto #ag233
Standing guard.
Standing guard.
Here's a fun variation on a #mufflerman we found today in Ocean City, Maryland.
His body isn't the normal #mufflermen cast, and his arms, though look to be original, were removed and recast into this strange new body. 
Mark Cline could of at least given him a butt. #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #icecream #markcline #cowboy #frontiertown #ag233
Muffler man sighting!! Jolly Roger Amusement Park.
It looks like they take reaaallllyyyy of care of him here. For example, he's the only one we've seen with irises painted in. And the paint job is the best we've seen so far! He's been here since 1964.
#mufflermen #mufflerman #jollyroger #jollyrogeramusementpark #pirate #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #ag233
Crownsville, Maryland.
His irises are missing...and what a strange way to hold a sign. 
#knowthesigns #rightpalmdownleftpalmup #mufflerman #mufflermen #maryland #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #welcome #ag233
First #mufflerman of tour! Unveiled in 2013, standing upon the cab of a junked #truck... this guy holds a dirt bike with his beefed up #muscly arm, while the other is a flesh colored #tentacle! Inside its chest is a control pod operated by an #insectivore #alien. 
This Muffler Man was created by Mark Cline, who has brought the Muffler Men he's worked with into a few shades queerer than the rest. He reportedly got the idea for this guy from a scene in the first Men In Black. 
Paulverizer is the cyborg embodiment of the owner of the recycling plant it guards patiently. Its RoboCop-inspired head was originally modified by Cline for a Muffler Man that stood in Nags Head, North Carolina, but Hurricane Bertha destroyed that statue in 1996; Mark salvaged the head, and it lay in his studio for years UNTIL--
he was asked to play Patsy Cline's husband in a theatrical  production of her life (Mark is related to Patsy's first husband, Gerald Cline). The woman who played Patsy was married to the owner of this recycling plant (Paul Palma), and so the friendship began. Palma paid Mark to build this 24 foot tall titan of post apocalyptic daydreams based solely around the long lost head and his imagination. 
Nowadays it rocks a Trump/Pence sign, which isn't my personal cup of tea, but that doesn't make this wonder any less fascinating. 
#roaddogs #statue #americana #titan #patsycline
 #paulverizer #cyborg #roadsideamerica #photoop #trump #pence #buenavista #buenavistava #virginia #meninblack #markcline #ag233
First #mufflerman  of tour! Unveiled in 2013, standing upon the cab of a junked #truck ... this guy holds a dirt bike with his beefed up #muscly  arm, while the other is a flesh colored #tentacle ! Inside its chest is a control pod operated by an #insectivore  #alien . This Muffler Man was created by Mark Cline, who has brought the Muffler Men he's worked with into a few shades queerer than the rest. He reportedly got the idea for this guy from a scene in the first Men In Black. Paulverizer is the cyborg embodiment of the owner of the recycling plant it guards patiently. Its RoboCop-inspired head was originally modified by Cline for a Muffler Man that stood in Nags Head, North Carolina, but Hurricane Bertha destroyed that statue in 1996; Mark salvaged the head, and it lay in his studio for years UNTIL-- he was asked to play Patsy Cline's husband in a theatrical production of her life (Mark is related to Patsy's first husband, Gerald Cline). The woman who played Patsy was married to the owner of this recycling plant (Paul Palma), and so the friendship began. Palma paid Mark to build this 24 foot tall titan of post apocalyptic daydreams based solely around the long lost head and his imagination. Nowadays it rocks a Trump/Pence sign, which isn't my personal cup of tea, but that doesn't make this wonder any less fascinating. #roaddogs  #statue  #americana  #titan  #patsycline  #paulverizer  #cyborg  #roadsideamerica  #photoop  #trump  #pence  #buenavista  #buenavistava  #virginia  #meninblack  #markcline  #ag233 
Los Angeles, California: For my 500th photo, I'm celebrating with my favorite human/chicken hybrid! Chicken Boy hatched in the 60's and stood atop a fried chicken restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. He was originally a Paul Bunyan #MufflerMan that was modified with a chicken head and arms that held a bucket of fried chicken. In 1984, the restaurant closed down and Amy Inouye, a concerned #ChickenBoy fan, managed to save him from certain destruction -- or being turned into a really tasty chicken sandwich. She contacted several museums to try to get them to take Chicken Boy but no one wanted him. Sadly, Chicken Boy would live in storage for the next 23 years! In 2007, Chicken Boy rose again like a Phoenix and perched himself atop Amy's new design firm's studio on #Route66. We're happy to see you back, Chicken Boy! (We'll politely ignore the fact that a human/chicken hybrid is holding a bucket of fried chicken parts) 🐓🐓🐓 #MufflerMen #AmericanGiants
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#LosAngelesCA #losangelesart #ag233 #roadsideattractions #discoveramerica #roadtripUSA #roadsideamerica #travelUSA #ipulledoverforthis #roadsideattraction #usaroadtrip #everything_imaginable #insearchofquirk #travelamerica #rt66 #exploreamerica #discovertheroad #explorethestates #chickensofig #chickensofinstagram #losangeles_city #igerslosangeles #motherroad #chickenlife #chickenlove
Los Angeles, California: For my 500th photo, I'm celebrating with my favorite human/chicken hybrid! Chicken Boy hatched in the 60's and stood atop a fried chicken restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. He was originally a Paul Bunyan #MufflerMan  that was modified with a chicken head and arms that held a bucket of fried chicken. In 1984, the restaurant closed down and Amy Inouye, a concerned #ChickenBoy  fan, managed to save him from certain destruction -- or being turned into a really tasty chicken sandwich. She contacted several museums to try to get them to take Chicken Boy but no one wanted him. Sadly, Chicken Boy would live in storage for the next 23 years! In 2007, Chicken Boy rose again like a Phoenix and perched himself atop Amy's new design firm's studio on #Route66 . We're happy to see you back, Chicken Boy! (We'll politely ignore the fact that a human/chicken hybrid is holding a bucket of fried chicken parts) 🐓🐓🐓 #MufflerMen  #AmericanGiants  . #LosAngelesCA  #losangelesart  #ag233  #roadsideattractions  #discoveramerica  #roadtripUSA  #roadsideamerica  #travelUSA  #ipulledoverforthis  #roadsideattraction  #usaroadtrip  #everything_imaginable  #insearchofquirk  #travelamerica  #rt66  #exploreamerica  #discovertheroad  #explorethestates  #chickensofig  #chickensofinstagram  #losangeles_city  #igerslosangeles  #motherroad  #chickenlife  #chickenlove 
Fabulous fiberglass, 1958 Glastron Seaflite,  as seen on pawn star's 
https://youtu.be/SkFqpD1suNo
When  art and fiberglass came together. ..
#ag233
#glastronboats
#glastronboat
Fabulous fiberglass, 1958 Glastron Seaflite, as seen on pawn star's https://youtu.be/SkFqpD1suNo When art and fiberglass came together. .. #ag233  #glastronboats  #glastronboat 
This big guy is found at a location with an abundance of quirk, the Pink Elephant Antique Mall. Location in the upper left. They also have a UniRoyal a Girl and Guy, Pink Elephant and an ice cream stand shaped like an ice cream cone!  #mufflermen #giant  #fiberglassgiant #Americana #ipulledoverforthis #roadsideattraction #rte66 #rt66 #themotherroad #mufflerman #harley  #everything_signage #trb_members1  #trb_ipoft_signs  #americana  #fiberglassman #route66 #il66 #americangiants  #usagiants  #roadside_americana #fx_hdr #pocket_hdr #enjoyillinois #myil66 #illinois_shots #pinkelephant  #insearchofquirk #ag233 #tgjmufflerman
This big guy is found at a location with an abundance of quirk, the Pink Elephant Antique Mall. Location in the upper left. They also have a UniRoyal a Girl and Guy, Pink Elephant and an ice cream stand shaped like an ice cream cone! #mufflermen  #giant  #fiberglassgiant  #Americana  #ipulledoverforthis  #roadsideattraction  #rte66  #rt66  #themotherroad  #mufflerman  #harley  #everything_signage  #trb_members1  #trb_ipoft_signs  #americana  #fiberglassman  #route66  #il66  #americangiants  #usagiants  #roadside_americana  #fx_hdr  #pocket_hdr  #enjoyillinois  #myil66  #illinois_shots  #pinkelephant  #insearchofquirk  #ag233  #tgjmufflerman 
Fill 'er Up. Highway 62 - Joshua Tree, California. #highway62 #roadsideamericana #ag233 #mufflerman
Downed #lumberjack / #mufflerman after hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey shoreline. #hurricanesandy #gettyimagesnews #ag233
Compton, California: We walk among the feet of giants. The Muffler Men rose to power in the early 60's. Sadly, most of them have become nomads, roaming from muffler shops to tire stores to diners. They are also masters of disguises. Sometimes they're Vikings or cowboys or Mexican waiters or mutant chicken hybrids. They also like to hold things. It's indeed sad to see one who is not holding onto something. Not a lot is known about this guy but he stands in the alleyway of a repair shop waiting for something to hold onto. Perhaps symbolizing our own quest to hold onto to something. We are all #MufflerMen. 🚙🚙🚙 #AmericanGiants #ag233
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#Compton #California #roadsideattractions #discoveramerica #roadtrippers #roadtripUSA #roadsideamerica #travelUSA #losangelesca #ipulledoverforthis #roadsideattraction #usaroadtrip #everything_imaginable #insearchofquirk #travelamerica #mufflerman #exploreamerica #bigthings #discovertheroad #explorethestates #roadsidewonders #roadsideoddities #losangeleslife #visitcalifornia #mufflershop #repairshop #igerslosangeles
Compton, California: We walk among the feet of giants. The Muffler Men rose to power in the early 60's. Sadly, most of them have become nomads, roaming from muffler shops to tire stores to diners. They are also masters of disguises. Sometimes they're Vikings or cowboys or Mexican waiters or mutant chicken hybrids. They also like to hold things. It's indeed sad to see one who is not holding onto something. Not a lot is known about this guy but he stands in the alleyway of a repair shop waiting for something to hold onto. Perhaps symbolizing our own quest to hold onto to something. We are all #MufflerMen . 🚙🚙🚙 #AmericanGiants  #ag233  . #Compton  #California  #roadsideattractions  #discoveramerica  #roadtrippers  #roadtripUSA  #roadsideamerica  #travelUSA  #losangelesca  #ipulledoverforthis  #roadsideattraction  #usaroadtrip  #everything_imaginable  #insearchofquirk  #travelamerica  #mufflerman  #exploreamerica  #bigthings  #discovertheroad  #explorethestates  #roadsidewonders  #roadsideoddities  #losangeleslife  #visitcalifornia  #mufflershop  #repairshop  #igerslosangeles 
These two photos are 20 yrs apart ...
The Giant was in the Ventura river bottom between Casitas Springs (one time home of Johnny Cash )and Oak View ca. ..
Photo contribution by Joel Baker of America Giant. ... thanx Joel !!!
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#americangiant
These two photos are 20 yrs apart ... The Giant was in the Ventura river bottom between Casitas Springs (one time home of Johnny Cash )and Oak View ca. .. Photo contribution by Joel Baker of America Giant. ... thanx Joel !!! #ag233  #americangiant 
This @americangiants looks like Alfred E.Neuman from Mad magazine. Now hawking burgers in S. Jersey.  #ag233
This @americangiants looks like Alfred E.Neuman from Mad magazine. Now hawking burgers in S. Jersey. #ag233 
Happy 4th of July !!!!
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Happy 4th of July !!!! #ag233