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.

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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

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.