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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

Instructions for Posting a Car Part Sculptures Waymark:
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 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: 7/22/2016

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: 5/25/2016

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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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Car Part SculpturesMuffler Man - Gilmer, TX

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Stands in front of Albright's Garage & Muffler as an advertisement.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/20/2015

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesOptimus Prime - Stillwater, OK

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22 foot tall Transformer made of auto parts

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/19/2015

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesThe Spectator - Norrköping, Sweden

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The Spectator is a sculpture of a sitting person on the fairway of the disc golf course, watching the players go by.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Östergötland, Sweden

date approved: 8/17/2015

last visited: never

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Car Part Sculptures"KS-04831" Vellmar, HE, D

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Ford Ka hit the wall! In Vellmar near Kassel, Hesse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 7/10/2015

last visited: 9/5/2015

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Car Part SculpturesUne Ford 1955. -Lafontaine. -St-Jérôme. -Québec.

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Une Ford 1955. -Lafontaine. -St-Jérôme. -Québec. A 1955 Ford -Lafontaine. -St Jerome. -Québec.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 6/28/2015

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesStanley the Emu - Lightning Ridge, NSW

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Stanley the Emu stands proudly on The Ridge that Lightning Ridge was named after.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 6/13/2015

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesLe robot mécanique-St-Jean-Baptiste-Québec,Canada

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A robot made with car parts (or truck) Un robot fait avec des pièces de voitures (ou camion

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 6/10/2015

last visited: 8/6/2015

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Car Part SculpturesMellow Mushroom Man - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

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The Logo Man for Mellow Mushroom, made from Cogs & Car Parts, stands in front of the Pizza restaurant, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/23/2015

last visited: 5/21/2015

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Car Part SculpturesL arbre geant de Karlito - Rouillac,Fr

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a shaft piece of agricultural equipment un arbre en morceau de materiel agricole

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 5/19/2015

last visited: 5/22/2015

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Car Part SculpturesRailtown Bridge Railing - Nelson, British Columbia

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This artwork is located on the Railtown Bridge as you cross the bridge to the Railtown District. The historic railway station is near this bridge. It is being completely restored and in September 2015, it will be the new home of the visitor's center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 3/19/2015

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesAbstract Sculpture - SUNY Broome - Binghamton, NY

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A metal sculpture on the campus of SUNY Broome (formerly Broome Community College).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 1/6/2015

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesOeil de Neige - Hamburg, Germany

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Eine Autoteile-Skulptur an der Beruflichen Schule für Recycling und Umwelttechnik / A carpart sculpture at the professional school for recycling and environment engineering.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Astartus

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 1/6/2015

last visited: 5/8/2016

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Car Part SculpturesMuffler Man and "Scrappers" on US Route 1 - Norwood, MA

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The muffler man greets the drivers on the road by this muffler shop, while, Scrappers greets people at the door.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/9/2014

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesMuffler Creature -- Sallisaw OK

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This friendly muffler creature greets customers at Sallisaw Custom Auto Repair

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/4/2014

last visited: 12/24/2014

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Car Part SculpturesMotorcycle Mania - Cudahy WI

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Mr Motorcycle keeps watch over the rest of the yard sculptures.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/15/2014

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesMellow Yellow

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700 Rosemary Ave. West side of Mellow Mushroom restaurant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BONSAIRAD

location: Florida

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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