Welcome to Roadside Icons Midwest. In this section of Roadside
Peek, check out the Muffler Men from the great Midwestern part of
the United States.
Wilmington, IL Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Wait, who's this 20ft tall fellow in the spaceman outfit standing outside
the Launching Pad restaurant? It's none only than the Gemini
Giant standing watch over the Mother Road.
Ozarks, MO Photo courtesy Tim Thompson
This lumberjack poses on Route 66. Perhaps you can request his help the
next time you need to chop down some firewood. Mr. Lumberjack Products
Man is located at Lumberjack Products near the Ozarks. It tough to
catch him under good weather though as it constantly rains in these parts.
Stan the Man Uniroyal Girl
Mt. Vernon, IL Photo courtesy Don Gardner
This Uniroyal Girl is similar to the Roadside
Men that dot the country. This rather fashionable figure features
a doo and looks like she's doing a step to the Lovin' Spoonful's Do You Believe In Magic.
Lauterbach Big Man
Springfield, IL Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
This big man stands in front of the Lauterbach
Tire business near Route 66 in Springfield. He appears rather happy holding
his tire at the smallish travelers passing by.
Chicago, IL Photo courtesy Kelly Coalier
This Hot Dog guy is carrying a huge hot dog in bun alongside Route
66 in Chicago.
Sparkle Lube Man
Connersville, IL Photo courtesy Dave Huber
If you're ever on a road trip in Indiana, make way over to Sparkle
Lube Center in Connersville. Sparkle Lube is home to the Sparkle Lube
Man, looking dapper in a fitted red sports coat and red hat. A visit to
the Sparkle Man is worth the trip alone, even if your car doesn't need
the lube and tune.
Many thanks to Dave Huber for the photo.
Along Route 66 in MO Photo courtesy Tim Thompson
Strong enough to hold cars, Big Jack stands advertising what
look to be campers and motor homes.
Jack RV (The Rental Store)
Muncie, IN Photo and info courtesy Ross Trimboli
Muncie, IN is home to this roadside man with a Jack RV on his shirt. He stands guard over a Mac Allister equipment dealer called The Rental Store at the intersection of I-69 and Indiana 332. The current business is a heavy equipment dealer and rental outlet. The previous business was Jack Smith and Sons RV Sales, hence "Jack RV". 05-06