Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man in Springfield, Illinois

Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man in Springfield, Illinois

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Fiberglass Muffler Man number two this week has stood in the parking lot outside Lauterbach Tire & Auto Service in Springfield, Illinois since 1978. While the Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man (also known as the Lauterbach Giant) looked perfectly fine when I met him in 2007 (as pictured here), he had earlier undergone some tragedy: he lost his head when a tornado flew through town a year earlier in 2006. Thankfully the Lauterbach muffler man’s decapitation was clean cut and the fiberglass giant has since been restored to beyond his former glory. He used to hold a tire, but after his muffler man surgery, he now proudly waves an American flag, beckoning roadside travelers to come say hello.

Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man in Springfield, Illinois
Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man in Springfield, Illinois
Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man in Springfield, Illinois
Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man in Springfield, Illinois
Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man in Springfield, Illinois

While you’re road tripping through Springfield, Illinois, be sure to also check out these other Illinois roadside attractions: Abraham Lincoln’s Lucky Nose in front of his grave at the cemetery and the Abraham Lincoln The Railsplitter Statue.


Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man

Location: Lauterbach Auto Service, 1569 Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62704
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: July 15, 2007


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Photos of the Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man, a weird roadside attraction in front of Lauterbach Auto Service in Springfield, Illinois who was once decapitated. Visit this thing to do in Illinois on your road trip through Springfield and add it to your Illinois travel itinerary and bucket lists.
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Photos of the Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man, a weird roadside attraction in front of Lauterbach Auto Service in Springfield, Illinois who was once decapitated. Visit this thing to do in Illinois on your road trip through Springfield and add it to your Illinois travel itinerary and bucket lists.

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Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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