While on our way to the Greek Festival at St. Sophia Church in Norristown we were driving on Ridge Pike and spotted this Big Valvoline Guy. I whipped into the parking lot to grab this image. I always like to get these unplanned shots!
Valvoline Big Guy
After getting the image at Rosenthal Wine Tasting in Malibu we continued west on the Pacific Coast Highway. In the 28000 block stands this Big Guy wearing a sombrero. The building is now vacant but one would have to assume it once contained a Mexican restaurant of some type. Not sure what he is holding, maybe a serving tray. What do you think?
Big Sombrero Man
I didn’t get the connection but this sea captain is in front of Best of Philly on US-17 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The place is small but it is a bit of South Philly transplanted to the South. The cook is actually transplanted from South Philly and they use Amoroso’s Bread so you a guaranteed authentic rolls. We passed on the chance to grab a steak here and continued up US-17, finally eating at The Village Café in Hampstead, North Carolina. Hate to say it, but I had a better meal than a cheese steak. Stop in if you are in the area.
Best of Philly
How could I pass up this opportunity for a Muffler Man in Roanoke, VA. Standing outside Glen’s Transmission & Automotive Repair he dominates the area. We stopped by and had an opportunity to speak with Glen. He loves the Muffler Man and told me it is included in sights to see in Roanoke. He is trying to find a way to have the Muffler Man hold a ‘trannie, that would make his day. Glen was a great sport and it was a pleasure to meet him.
Glen’s Muffler Man
I call this a Transformer Man since it is made up of a bunch of car parts. It can be found on Sycamore Ave. in Buena Vista, VA in front of a metal reclaimation facility (aka: junkyard.) I like it a lot since is showed a lot of creativity to construct. This was our first stop in Virginia on our way to South Carolina to view the total eclipse in Columbia, SC. No comment on the politics still displayed 9 months after the election.
On the way out of the Arrowhead Lake Community where Ben and Annie purchased their Lake House we stopped by the Community Club House and they gave me a tour. Really nice and lots of room for all the activities available. In the lobby area I had to get this image of the Big Native American.
Arrowhead Lake Big Native American
Planning a trip to Los Angeles starts with a visit to the Roadside America web site. That’s where I found Sergio. The automotive alley garage area is unlike anything I’ve see in the US. There is a 4 or 5 block area of shops selling car parts. While we were there I saw cars pull up and asked for a part for a model year car. For example, “I’m looking for an alternator for a 1996 Toyota.” It was like a drive-in for auto parts. All the people I could see were Hispanic and they were curious why a couple of white folks were on their turf.
Sergio Muffler Man