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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:

Here are a few sites you may find a few Muffler Men and other Car Part Art.
motorcycle art
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more car parts

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 SculpturesRooster Rider - Skaneateles Falls, NY

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Sculpture of a rooster riding a motorcyle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 3/5/2012

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesScrimale's Metalasaurus - West Monroe, New York

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A Car Part Dinosaur in West Monroe, New York

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Canadianzombie

location: New York

date approved: 10/20/2011

last visited: 10/21/2011

Image for Ithaca Commons Horse - Ithaca, New Yorkview gallery

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Car Part SculpturesIthaca Commons Horse - Ithaca, New York

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This car part sculpture is in the likeness of a horse and is located in the Ithaca Commons area of Ithaca, New York. The horse is made up of a variety of automobile parts, such as legs made of camshafts and driveshafts, its teeth made out of a gear.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy

location: New York

date approved: 4/15/2009

last visited: 4/17/2013

Image for Abstract Sculpture - SUNY Broome - Binghamton, NYview gallery

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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

Image for Frog Hut Ice Cream Man - Wellsboro, PAview gallery

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Car Part SculpturesFrog Hut Ice Cream Man - Wellsboro, PA

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Offering you an Ice Cream Cone!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheWildRoots

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: 8/13/2009

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