Guardian Auto Rebuilders Muffler Man in Evergreen Park, Illinois

The Guardian Auto Rebuilders muffler man in Evergreen Park, Illinois stood atop the auto body shop for many years. Also known as the “super shiny muffler man,” the Bunyan-style giant sported a sleek coat of Du Pont Chroma base glittery red and blue car paint that gave him an extra sparkle.

The muffler man was strapped to the top of the car shop since at least 1997 and he had many makeovers in that time. These photos were taken on a road trip around Chicago in 2007 but previously, he wasn’t so shiny (he was repainted after a tornado toppled him in 1998) and later he carried a hockey stick in his hands.

Shiny muffler man in Evergreen Park, Illinois.

In early 2017, the muffler man was knocked off the roof in a wind storm. The auto repair shop’s owner has declared that this Illinois roadside attraction will be repaired and will one day grace the roof again. But so far, he is still in hiding.

In the mean time, while we wait for the Evergreen Park Muffler Man to return, you can get your Bunyan man fix by visiting the ones at Lambs Farm in Libertyville, Illinois or Roanoke, Virginia.

Shiny muffler man in Evergreen Park, Illinois.

Guardian Auto Rebuilders Muffler Man

Reported (Temporarily) Gone
Location: 8939 S. Kedzie, Evergreen Park, IL
Hours: Always Visible, Auto Shop hours vary
Cost: Free to See


Founder & Head Road Tripper

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 hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!