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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
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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 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 thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 4/1/2017

last visited: never

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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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Car Part SculpturesGarden King - Botanical Garden of the Ozarks - Fayetteville AR

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"Garden King" by Annie Edmondsen, was created using "welded found steel". Indeed, there are a multitude of of metal pieces here!!! The king can be found in the Children's Garden, at the base of the climbing structure, below the dragonfly.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 3/19/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesChain Horn Ram - Springs Preserve - Las Vegas, NV

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Sculpture depicting a ram's head made out of recycled machine parts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Nevada

date approved: 2/5/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesTrain Locomotive - West Rutland VT

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Train sculpture made of car parts and other things.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Vermont

date approved: 1/7/2017

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesLindahl's Robot Family - Cannon Falls, MN, USA

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Located in the main window at Lindahl Tire and Auto Service in Cannon Falls, MN, this robot family was designed and constructed by mechanic Tim.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Minnesota

date approved: 12/15/2016

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesEngine Man in Jägersfreude - Saarbrücken, Germany

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A car part sculpture at a car repair shop.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kukus

location: Saarland, Germany

date approved: 11/1/2016

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesT-Rex #1 at Primitive Designs - Port Hope, Ontario

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This T-Rex is one of several large car part sculptures, and two T-Rexes, on display at Primitive Designs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/28/2016

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesOld VW Beetle - Buchholz - RLP / Germany

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Half of a old VW Beatle in a wall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 10/7/2016

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesLe Schweissdissi de Yves Carrey, Mulhouse - Alsace / France

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Sculpture sits in front of the city hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Alsace, France

date approved: 10/7/2016

last visited: 9/20/2012

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Car Part SculpturesGuitar man and dog - Oklahoma City OK USA

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Man playing guitar with his pet ?dog? made of motorcycle parts, electrical parts, and who knows what else. It looks like both man and dog are wearing viking helmets with flames!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesFrom Cars to King Kong – Grand Prairie, TX

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This great gorilla keeps company with the dinosaurs (also car parts) in front of the wax museum in Grand Prairie.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Texas

date approved: 4/26/2016

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesOptimus Prime - Universal studios - Orlando, Florida, USA.

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A giant Optimus Prime Transformer made from Truck & Auto parts, standing over 40 feet tall, on the marquee of the Transformer - Ride 3D at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 4/26/2016

last visited: 5/27/2017

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Car Part SculpturesRusty Mechanism at The Factory

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Rusty Mechanism at The Factory

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/2/2016

last visited: 4/9/2016

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Car Part SculpturesFillmores - Art of Animation - Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

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Fillmores - A car parts sculpture in the form of a freestanding arch, made from Hub-Caps, Mufflers, & a Wheel. Located in the Cars themed area of the Disney's Art of Animation Resort - Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 3/25/2016

last visited: 4/27/2016

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Car Part SculpturesBuild Your Ride - Anaheim, CA

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Build Your Ride is a store where you can build remote control cars in Downtown Disney.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/23/2016

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesBuddy's Muffler Man - Yulee, FL

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This muffler man is located at Buddy's Collision in Yulee, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 1/31/2016

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesHatzadinger - Wolpertswende, BW, Germany

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At this place a lot of various sculptures can be found. The sculpture from photography is standing in front of the so-called "Hatzenturm" near the small city Wolpertswende, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member [somnambulist]

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 1/17/2016

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesThe Iron Lady - House of Blues - Disney Springs, Florida, USA.

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The Iron Lady, No, not Margaret Thatcher, more Madonna, standing in front of the House of Blues. Home to several 'Folk Art' Car part sculptures. West Side Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 11/5/2015

last visited: 3/21/2016

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