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You must have seen those figures made from old car parts welded together sitting on top of garages or standing outside car mechanics premises. They're usually made from old exhaust pipes with the cylinders forming bodies and heads, and pipes as arms and legs. In the US these humanoid auto-junk sculptures are called Muffler Men, and are a type of Folk Art. Calling all folk art revivalists, bored auto mechanics, & devotees of outside Art. This is the Category for you.
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Take the lowly muffler. Alone and unadorned, the oblong metal object is about as enticing as a can of used motor oil. This is a thing, after all, that spends its entire grimy life underneath a car.

But add a few accouterments and accessories — some lug nuts here, a catalytic converter there, a work shirt, gold chain and splashes of paint — and you have something else entirely: a sculpture named "Homey," also known by the clever auto mechanic who made him as a "muffler art man."

This category is about locating these sculptures made out of used car parts (automotive mufflers are only one component) and other automotive parts. They must be welded together to form gangly human or other animal shapes, these whimisical pieces of folk art are often placed in front of automotive shops and gas stations. Lately, these types of 'muffler men' have made their way into art galleries; and have experienced a rebirth as a highly celebrated form of folk art.
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MUFFLER ART


Here are a few sites you may find a few Muffler Men and other Car Part Art.
artisticfunction.com
motorcycle art
carparts 2
carparts
more car parts
wemakemoneynotart
vehiculart

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The typical Muffler Art Man is less than six feet tall, and may stand on the roof of an auto repair or muffler business. The Muffler Man need not be a man , it could be an animal or a whimsical creature, or a really nice sculpture.

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Car Part SculpturesOptimus Prime - Primitive Designs - Port Hope, Ontario

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Located at the front entrance to Primitive Designs, 2762 County Road 28, Port Hope, Ontario. Note: Not to be confused with BumbleBee which is yellow and located roadside.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/27/2014

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesPatriotic Muffler Man -- Quick Transmissions, Terrell TX

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Cute flag-waving muffler man outside of a transmission shop in Terrell Tx

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesHarley II - Westminster, CO

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This is a companion piece of Harley [I] (WMFKB4) found in Palisade, Colorado.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesRoute 66 Sculpture - Tucumcari, New Mexico, USA.

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A stylized, chrome, Route 66 sculpture - 'Roadside Attraction' was created by Thomas Coffin in 1997. Located alongside Historic Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesX Mark's ;) The Spot

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A co-worker asked me to name a find after him, and what better way to honor both he and artist William Clark than this interesting and unique place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alstroemeria

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/5/2014

last visited: 4/5/2014

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Car Part SculpturesMusician - Monastir, Tunisia

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Statue of Musician in city of Monastir, Tunisia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Tunisia

date approved: 2/27/2014

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesFlying Pony - Carmichael CA

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This pony is 3 tons of chrome bumpers. It's awesome and slightly larger than life. Checked to see if the geocachers had been here and found a birds nest in the horse's mouth.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 2/24/2014

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesS.A.M. – Warrenton, MO

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Safety Awareness Man stands outside the Holland trucking factory where drum and disc braked axles are made.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/19/2013

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesSculptures at Cross Club (Prague - Holešovice, CZ)

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Depicted unique cyber-punk sculptures and structures, made of parts from old cars, tractors, engines and transformers, decorate exterior and interior of independent multiculture centre Cross Club in Prague' district Holešovice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/19/2013

last visited: 6/10/2014

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Car Part SculpturesTwo Cows - Smirice-Holohlavy, Czech Republic

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Is it a car or a cow?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Kralovehradecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/19/2013

last visited: 7/20/2014

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Car Part SculpturesOh Paul, Opal Art GlassBlowing Studio, Cosmopolis, WA

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My husband and I spotted this curious fellow while window shopping at the glass studio. He looks a little upset that we were there!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Washington

date approved: 9/9/2013

last visited: 9/28/2013

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Car Part SculpturesHorse Power

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Car Bumper Stallion - Ripley's Believe It Or Not in St. Augustine, Florida

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member the federation

location: Florida

date approved: 9/9/2013

last visited: 3/16/2014

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Captain Jack Sparrow - Ripley's Believe It or Not! in St Augustine, Florida

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member the federation

location: Florida

date approved: 9/9/2013

last visited: 9/9/2013

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Car Part SculpturesBikini Babe - Atlantic Beach, FL

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This muffler babe is located at the Auto Clinic in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 9/9/2013

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesMuffler Man & Pooch - Atlantic Beach, FL

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This muffler man and his pooch are located at Murr's Mufflers & More in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 9/9/2013

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesThe Key To The Future - Copenhagen, Denmark

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This sculpture in the style of Rodin's famous 'The Thinker' is sitting on a wharf in Copenhagen Harbour.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Denmark

date approved: 8/19/2013

last visited: 6/11/2014

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Car Part SculpturesOptimus Prime Transformer

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This Car Part Sculpture is located in the entrance lobby area of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium at 800 Parkway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/21/2013

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesThe dragonfly / La libellule - Boisbriand, Québec, Canada

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The dragonfly / La libellule is located in Boisbriand, Québec, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 7/21/2013

last visited: 5/15/2014

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Car Part SculpturesMufler Man - Adrian - Michigan, USA.

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Mufler Man - With a body made from a exhaust pipes and a wheel trim for a head, holding up a muffler. Located In front of Vulcan Tires Adrian - Michigan, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Michigan

date approved: 6/24/2013

last visited: 6/4/2013

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Car Part SculpturesM & Sons Muffler (Wo)man - Glendale AZ

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This muffler woman, made from various muffler parts, is located at 5242 W Glendale Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/30/2013

last visited: 6/24/2013

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Car Part SculpturesRusty Robot - House of Blues - Orlando, Florida, USA.

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An true work of art, featuring a robot like guy, made from scrap iron and car parts. located in front of 'The House of Blue's' at West Side, Downtown Disney, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 5/30/2013

last visited: 5/23/2014

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Car Part SculpturesIron Maiden - House of Blues - Orlando, Florida, USA.

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A really nice abstract sculpture, of a girl driving a chariot. located in front of 'The House of Blue's' at West Side, Downtown Disney, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 5/30/2013

last visited: 5/23/2014

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Car Part SculpturesCar Parts - Banjo Player - House of Blues, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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An abstract banjo playing muscician, constructed from scrap iron & auto parts. Cranking it up for diners, in front of The House of Blue's restaurant, at West Side Downtown Disney, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 5/30/2013

last visited: 5/23/2014

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Car Part SculpturesDenkmal 02 - Pfullingen, Germany, BW

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This is a figurative sculpture called 'Denkmal 02' (Memorial 02). It is located at a secondary school in Pfullingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 5/30/2013

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesTotem of Recycled Parts, Lake Oswego, OR

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Located next to the fire department at the intersecton of Jean and Bryant Roads in Lake Oswego.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/8/2013

last visited: 12/7/2013

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