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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 SculpturesDeath Motorcycle - Millsboro, Delaware

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Located in front of an artist studio residence along with some other work.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesHarley & Davidson Arch - Peach Springs, AZ

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This sculpture uses motorcycle parts to make this abstract sculpture.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Arizona

date approved: 7/1/2020

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesGrand-Bi - Granby - Qc, Canada

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[Fr] une sculpture Atria qui porte le nom de Grand-Bi [En] A Atria sculpture named Grand-Bi

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 6/18/2020

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesFishing Muffler Man - Moorhead, MN

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Muffler Man claims to be Fargo-Moorhead area’s complete solution for everything an exhaust system needs to work perfectly.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

location: Minnesota

date approved: 3/27/2020

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesOld Louver Flank - Wynnewood, OK

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This metallic horse comes as a surprise as you walk the streets of Wynnewood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/2/2020

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesHjulmanden

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The sculpture is made of rims.../...Skulpturen er lavet af fælge

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 3/1/2020

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesCat and Dog Sculptures - Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL.

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The car parts cat and dog sculptures are located at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: Florida

date approved: 10/13/2019

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesKen Blake car part sculpture - Strathalbyn SA

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Amazing sculpture I spotted while driving through town from a block away and came back for a closer look.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bucketeer

location: South Australia, Australia

date approved: 9/21/2019

last visited: 12/14/2019

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Car Part SculpturesFlying Pig Tree - Carrollton, GA

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go fly a pig....well he did....

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 8/12/2019

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesOktíbolz - Louny, Czechia

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Kinetická kovová plastika Oktíbolz na Suzdalském námestí v Lounech // Kinetic metal sculpture Oktíbolz on Suzdal Square in Louny

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia

date approved: 7/29/2019

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesHorse - Carrollton, GA

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A series of art work along the outside of the Cultural Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/26/2019

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesLa main jaune (Chatelleraut - France)

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La monumentale Main Jaune est devenue un emblème à Châtellerault et ailleurs où elle provoque commentaires et railleries. The monumental Yellow Hand has become an emblem in Châtellerault and elsewhere where it provokes comments and taunts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lamiche37

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 7/17/2019

last visited: 12/16/2018

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Car Part SculpturesElaboratoire - Rennes - France

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A l'entrée de l'élaboratoire, une immense statue réalisée à partir de pièces automobiles. At the entrance of the elaboration, a huge statue made from automotive parts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 6/4/2019

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesForgetting Worries - Lamoni, IA

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Fanciful art piece made from junk parts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Iowa

date approved: 4/10/2019

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesToro - Breckenridge, CO, USA

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Installed near the Riverwalk Plaza in 2016, 'Toro' uses a multitude of reclaimed parts including auto, propane gas bottle, snow mobile, and other items.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 2/5/2019

last visited: 1/25/2020

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Car Part SculpturesDog - Cultural Arts Center - Douglasville, GA

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This car parts dog sculpture is on the front lawn of the center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 12/18/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesThe Hulk - Atlantic City, NJ

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A custom made Hulk made of car parts on display at Ripley's Believe it or Not.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/24/2018

last visited: 2/25/2019

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Car Part SculpturesLa Contorsionniste - Montréal, Québec

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Cette sculpture en métal a été réalisée par Philippe Allard en 2004. This sculpture was created by Philippe Allard in 2004.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 11/12/2018

last visited: never

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Car Part SculpturesLa Raie Manta (Tours, Centre Val de Loire, France)

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[FR] Sculpture représentant une raie mania située à Tours. [EN] Sculpture depicting a ray mania located in Tours.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeBourguignon

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 9/14/2018

last visited: 1/25/2020

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Car Part Sculpturesle rapace, Tours, France

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le rapace et son petit volent dans la nef. the raptor and small fly in the nave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 9/12/2018

last visited: 1/25/2020

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Car Part SculpturesPlatypus - Mirani, QLD

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A larger than life sculpture of a platypus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena

location: Queensland, Australia

date approved: 7/28/2018

last visited: 5/11/2020

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Car Part SculpturesEquinomotive Art - Durant, OK

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Driving along Main, when "Whoa! What is that?"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/26/2018

last visited: never

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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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