Muffler Men on America’s Main Street
Last Updated May 01, 2020
By Buzze A. Long
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.
Update: But the lumberjack wasn’t actually a Muffler Man – he was a midget.
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:
… and one in New Mexico
… and the one in Flagstaff –
… but he is a little bashful – notice how he’s hiding behind that tree.
Of course they’re hokey. They’re on Route 66, aren’t they?
Buzze A. Long, lumbering along America’s Main Street ™.