Muffler Man: Pink Pants

Muffler Man: Pink Pants

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My mom and I just got back from an epic road trip through nine states over four days. When I started planning the road trip, I knew that our main destination was roadside mecca South of the Border, but I also knew that the point of the trip was the journey. I planned nearly 30 stops along the way there and back and we hit almost all of them. 

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If you were following along on my Instagram stories, it may have seemed like we were on a Muffler Man scavenger hunt—we saw five official Muffler Men, in addition to three UniRoyal Gals and numerous other fiberglass sculptures. My mom saw her first Muffler Man (and first UniRoyal Gal) on our trip to Atlantic City last year and she's now just as obsessed as I am. 

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Our very first stop after picking up our rental car at Newark Airport was this Muffler Man in pink pants and suspenders at Royal Tire and Auto in Magnolia, New Jersey. I love his coloring and that he's holding a tire—it's a regular size tire but it looks tiny in his huge hands. My mom pointed out his veiny forearms arms, and I'm always wowed by the detail and care that go into making and maintaining these roadside giants. 


Royal Tire and Auto of Magnolia
301 N White Horse Pike
Magnolia, NJ 08049
Easily accessible

New York State Pavilion

New York State Pavilion

Project 365: 274-280

Project 365: 274-280