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Car Part Sculptures
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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.
To search some out:
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 SculpturesPolice Horses at Pasture - Sherwood Park, Alberta

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Various types of junk, including car parts and mechanic tools make up these horse sculptures that are in front of Sherwood Park's detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 5/23/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesFat Farmer - near Wellsville, MO

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Lumbering across the yard with his wagon

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/11/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesTuff Turkey - Hulett, WY

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Easy to shoot, doesn't run fast, nor fly...BUT This turkey would be very hard to cook and eat...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/10/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesCowboy Muffler Man Mail Box - north of Jonesburg, MO

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Driving through farm country, with a house every half mile or so, came across this cowboy

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/10/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesUnion Soldier - Kellogg, Idaho

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Union Soldier is at the corner W. Market Avenue and Main Street

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 3/7/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesHorse - Central Callaway County, MO

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At the main gate to Arrowhead Creek Stables, LLC. If you view Google, the stables were not built when the aerial shots were taken.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/1/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesThe Deluxe Spray-It Fire Rocketship - Parker, CO

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If you look closely, you will find the small Firefighter figurine who can 'spray-it' if a fire breaks out!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 2/25/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesPrecise Car Service statue - Stoney Creek, ON

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A car part statue outside of an auto repair business.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 2/24/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesChrome Bumper Horse - Wichita Kansas USA

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Sculpture of a horse made of chrome car bumper parts. Approximately life-sized. In front of the Westar Energy/Bank of America building at 100 N Broadway St, Wichita Kansas

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Kansas

date approved: 2/4/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesThe Outlaw - Marlow, OK

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This sculpture of the Marlow School "Outlaw" was presented by the Class of 2015.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/23/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesKar - Mallorca, Spain

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This sculpture is inside the Katmandu Park, in Magaluf, Mallorca

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: Islas Baleares, Spain

date approved: 11/5/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesTex - Brenham, TX

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A big face made from a VW trunk lid.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/17/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesArnold The Sheet Metal Man - Siloam Springs AR

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Standing tall atop the Arnold Sheet Metal building, this sheet metal man is made completely of various size tubing used in the HVAC industry. He stands roughly 6' tall and is supported by a third tube connected to his back.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 9/28/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesGrimsel bike riders - Switzerland

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A sculpture made with parts of motorbikes and cars.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Wallis (VS), Switzerland

date approved: 9/21/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesAcrobats - Ardmore, OK

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Acrobats stands just to the right of the entrance to the Goddard Center Art Studios.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/19/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesAlien - Maria Gugging (Klosterneuburg), Austria

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Alien aus rostigen Teilen gemacht / Alien made of rusty parts

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Niederösterreich, Austria

date approved: 8/14/2017

last visited: 1/14/2018

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Car Part SculpturesCar Part Sculpture - Breitenbach, SO, Switzerland

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A roadside car part sculpture in the north of Breitenbach. - Eine Skulptur aus alten Autoteilen im Norden von Breitenbach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesBoiler Room - Las Vegas, NV

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A small car part archway located at the Boiler Room inside the Shops at Mandalay Place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Nevada

date approved: 6/17/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesAngry Dinosaur with Pitchfork - Fayetteville AR

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This angry dinosaur fiercely defends his turf at the corner of Washington and Rock Street!!!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 5/22/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesRusty The Moose - Invermere, BC

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Along Seventh Avenue in downtown Invermere stands a full sized steel and iron moose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/20/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesSouthside Auto Wreckers, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

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At an auto wreckers business, on the southern side of Murwillumbah.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 5/19/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesAuto Hawk - Albuquerque NM

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"The city is putting up a new sculpture that is sure to catch the eye. That is, if anyone actually goes by it."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: New Mexico

date approved: 4/30/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesFan Automotive Plant - Springs Preserve - Las Vegas, NV

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Another in a series of quirky auto parts sculptures by renowned artist Dave Thompson, located in the Garden Center of Springs Preserve.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Nevada

date approved: 4/13/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesMonorail Man - Seattle, WA

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A sculpture made from old monorail train parts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Washington

date approved: 4/1/2017

last visited: 12/21/2017

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Car Part SculpturesDragonfly - Botanical Garden of the Ozarks - Fayetteville AR

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This excellent rendering of a dragonfly was fashioned rather cleverly from two simple parts - a bedpost for the body, and old ceiling fan blades for the wings. It is about 2' long, and 2' wide. It is mounted to the base of the overhead climb area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 3/19/2017

last visited: never

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