Flint Muffler Man

Here is another Alfred E. Newman derivation Muffler Man near Flint Michigan. He is outside the Bargain Hunter Store on Atherton Rd just west of Dort Highway. He has a nice Hawaiian shirt but can’t get around because he’s fenced in. Thanks to Roadside America for the info.

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Flint Muffler Man

Muncie Lumberjack

This really BIG guy is a is not a Muffler Man, too big. He is pretty impressive standing outside the Timbers Lodge on the corner of Kilgore (SR32) and Tillotson across the street from the rail line. We didn’t stop at the Lodge since it was only 10am. Thanks Steph!

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Muncie Lumberjack

Julia’s Muffler Man

Julia spotted this big guy along side I-69 outside Muncie, Indiana. It was early in the morning and I was surprised that she was awake. We stopped on our way home from the Davidson cottage in Michigan to grab this image.  MacAllister Rental at Exit 41 has this guy watching the traffic go by. Muncie, by the way, is the home of Ball State University. Update: I’ve driven by many times and he is well cared for, with new paint and moved closed to the storage building.

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Julia’s Muffler Man

Michigan Uncle Sams

These inflatable Uncle Sam’s are a very rare “triple.” Driving into Michigan on July 3rd there are several fireworks stores at Sterns Road (Exit 1) and US-23. The left photo was taken at Star Fireworks. they must have great prices since they had a man directing traffic into the parking lot and a huge pile of empty fireworks boxes. Across US-23 on the west side of the road was the All American Fireworks store (center.) The crowd wasn’t quite as big but they were hustling some pretty good numbers here as well. The Uncle Sam stood watch over the entrance. Notice the “No Smoking” sign, Duh! The Uncle Sam inflatable on the right is the one that caught Deb’s eye as we were driving up 23. Actually she was looking for a White Castle so we could get a fix, but she spotted this guy up on his platform and decked out for the 4th of July. Quite the find.

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Michigan Uncle Sam 1

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Michigan Uncle Sam 2

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Michigan Uncle Sam 3

Lancaster Amish Couple

The Amish couple stand in welcome outside a Holiday Inn in Lancaster, PA. If you didn’t know it already, this is in the heart of Amish country. Shoo Fly pie anyone?  We took these images after dropping Julia off at Millerburg College. She was starting an orientation session prior to leaving for Europe on an American Music Abroad program.

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Lancaster Amish Man

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Lancaster Amish Woman

 

Wildwood Crest Pirate

A new “Bird Dog,” Dennis Wall, told me about this big guy. He stands at the entrance to a Jersey Shore restaurant named Two Mile Landing. It’s on Ocean Drive south of Wildwood Crest. After taking this photo we went inside to watch the Kentucky Derby.  Monarchos won and paid $23.00.

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Wildwood Crest Pirate

 

 

Minneapolis Native Americans

Now I’ve been going to Minneapolis on a regular basis. At least once a month for the past 3 years. I’ve had my eye on this pair of Big Guys for a couple of years but never got the chance to grab the photos. Now I’ve got ’em. Outside the Thunderbird Motel off I-494. It was February, Minneapolis, and (need I say) COLD. Mark was quite the trooper however and trudged through the snow in his dress shoes to take this photo. Thanks a lot pal.

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Minneapolis Native American

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Minneapolis Native American

Seaside Heights Waterboy

I was in search of some more Muffler Men in Seaside Heights, NJ and was parking the car when lo and behold here was Waterboy. Debbie talked us into the Water Works Waterpark on Ocean Side between Grant and Sherman (Longstreet was nowhere to be found) and we got this guy.

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Seaside Heights Waterboy

Seaside Heights Guy

Here’s another “Alfred” located on the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ. The nice folks working there allowed us to take a couple of photos while escorting us out because we were on the pier before opening time.

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Seaside Heights Guy

Casino Pier Muffler Man

This is the other Muffler Man located in the Casino Pier Amusement Park. I couldn’t get too close to him without dire consequences, but he’s there nonetheless.  Of course, after this we were spotted and escorted off the pier.  What an exciting hobby!

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Casino Pier Muffler Man

Virginia Johnny Appleseed

A lot of luck is involved in getting the opportunity to get a good photograph. Parents Weekend 1998 at JMU and we were staying 25 miles from school. Our motel restaurant was packed so we figured to go to the next exit and eat there. Wham! A Big Picture opportunity. Deb even had an apple in her handbag.

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Virginia Johnny Appleseed

St. Michaels Masthead

I’ll have to say that this is one of the more “interesting (at least to me) Big People.” Certainly has big “attributes” that fit the category. Funny thing was that this was one of the harder photos to take because there were so many people attracted to this object.

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St. Michaels Masthead

South Jersey Guy

Here’s a cool guy. Definitely someone to be reckoned with. Found him (remember the found art stuff) on the way to the shore with 6 women in the car for Julia’s Birthday (Lucky me?) At any rate since he is “substantial” the purists can be happy. He can be found on Rte. 47 in S. Dennis in South Jersey.

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South Jersey Guy

Everett Lumberjack

Another “found art.” Out to lunch with a customer, check out the clothes, I was working (ha, ha) and on the way to lunch when we found this lumberjack in Everett, WA. Next to the lumberjack was the sea hawk found on the animals page.

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Everett Lumberjack