Muffler Men on America’s Main Street


I saw my first Muffler Man in Flagstaff, AZ but didn’t realize what it was. He was standing in front of Granny’s back in 2006, dressed as a lumberjack. I thought, “What IS that?”. It seemed kind of hokey.


As time went on, I came to learn that the Muffler Men have a unique bond with The Mother Road, Route 66.

There are at least 3 Muffler Men in Illinois:

Muffler Man on Route 66

Please Mr Spaceman – Look and See

Muffler Man Atlanta, Illinois

HotDog! There’s a Muffler Man in Atlanta, ILL

Haerley Muffler Man on Route 66 in Illinois

Harley Muffler Man on Route 66 in Illinois

… and one in New Mexico

Muffler Man by #IDroveTheMotherRoadRoute66

The Muffler Man In Gallup, NM Packs Heat!

… and the one in Flagstaff – no picture yet.

Of course they’re hokey. They’re on Route 66, aren’t they?


Buzze A. Long, lumbering along America’s Main Street ™.



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