L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

L.P. Anderson Tire Co. Muffler Man in Billings, Montana

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Did I ever mention that I have a thing for men with beards? Well, I do. Especially tall (really tall), dark, and handsome men with beards. Men like the L.P. Anderson Co. muffler man in Billings, Montana. He’s just perfect, right?

L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

This dreamboat is a Paul Bunyan-style lumberjack muffler man. Aside from his thick dark beard, he wears a bright green cap, white button down shirt, blue jeans, and black boots. In his right hand he holds an actual, life-size tire, one that looks like a diminutive toy in his giant fiberglass hand.

L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

The giant lumberjack has lived outside of the L.P. Anderson tire store since 1964/5. Frank Bonogofsky, the then owner, paid $200 for this big guy at a national tire dealer convention in California. It was apparently damaged in transit but the shopping company took responsibility and paid to have his repaired.

L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

Created by International Fiberglass, he was one of many advertising giants being cranked out at the time in various sizes, expressions, and themes.

L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

This muffler man has it all. Beard. Check. Impeccable build. Check. Good job selling tires. Check. And, well, he’s even a movie star! The Montana muffler man made his feature film debut in the 2013 film Nebraska, which features a road trip from Montana to Nebraska.

L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

Talk about the perfect man. Sigh.

L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

L.P. Anderson Tire Co. Muffler Man

Address: L.P. Anderson Tire Point S, 3741 Montana Ave., Billings, MT
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See


The Billings muffler man is just one of many roadside attractions in Montana. Check out these other must-see road trip stops in the state: Giant Bull in Miles City, Chico Hot Springs, the American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, and Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

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L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions
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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