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Greeley Muffler Man - Greeley, Colorado
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
N 40° 25.745 W 104° 40.705
13T E 527277 N 4475432
Quick Description: A classic Muffler Man stares blankly at the road in front of him.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2009 11:37:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM6G04
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Firefrog69
Views: 17

Long Description:
As I visited the Greeley Muffler Man, I noticed something peculiar about his face. I had read somewhere that he had been shot a number of times,(even a report of an arrow sticking out of him) so I expected to see holes and/or patches. What I saw were nicks in metal.. METAL?... I thought these things were made of fiberglass! Even as I felt his leg (no jokes, please) I could feel that he was quite solid to the touch and drumming my knuckles on his leg didn't convince me he was made of fiberglass. Although, I did notice that to make him more bottom heavy his lower half is filled with gravel, which is leaking from his left shoe.
So, the question is; Were some of the Muffler Men made of metal?
Well, no, according to the author of Roadside America, Doug Kirby. He thought that maybe the owner was fed up with the vandalism and added a thin metal dermis under the paint... he also thought that would be unlikely, as it would be highly expensive and too much trouble to do.

So, I called the business that currently resides in the building behind our stoic friend. I spoke to Bob of "JUST BOB'S" and he told me the Muffler Man "has been there forever". He also confirmed that the MM is made of fiberglass and wasn't sure why he seemed to be impervious to bullets. There is a pointed metal rod sticking out of his left front shoulder, and it could very well be an arrow. He says the Muffler Man once held a giant wrench in his hands and also a muffler... go figure.
Bob also says that the owner, Don Carlisle, has willed the Muffler Man to a hospital somewhere in Wyoming... and Don is now in his 80's.

So, it would be wise to soon take a trip to Greeley and take a picture of the quiet giant who sits at the corner of Highway 85 (1st Ave, not 8th Ave) and 5th street, before he heads north for kids to enjoy while they stay in a hospital.
Muffler Man Type: Classic

Address:
Corner of 1st Ave (Highway 85) and 5th Street.
Greeley, CO USA
80638


Web Address: Not listed

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