Finally at long last we have completed and released the first episode of the series “American Giants” The episode covers the details of how muffler men got their name as myself and two of my friends head north in the state of IL near old route 66 in pursuit of muffler men. We discover the soda jerk in Macon and learn about it’s connection to the shorter muffler men that International Fiberglass built. This episode has been a long time in the making and I just want to thank everyone who was involved for your help. Big thanks to the guys at Roadside America for helping me get my facts right and for what they started so many years ago. Also to Debra Jane Seltzer for all her help and countless e-mails in helping me in my research and also for the use of many of her pictures she has taken on her travels. The episode runs 15min and because it was the first one we needed a bit more time to lay some foundation. Future episodes will run closer to 8-10 minutes in length and now that the groundwork is done there should be a new one every 3 to 4 weeks.
That is so cool! We can’t wait to watch it! BTW, did you know there is now a Muffler Man in Colorado Springs? He’s been here for a year or so but I only just now got to photograph him and blog about it (http://csdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2013/06/theres-muffler-man-in-colorado-springs.html). You’d like him, he’s holding a giant beer! LOL!
Ahh yes the new muffler man from FAST. I first saw him on RoadsideArchitecture.com and then Roadside America did a story on him. Looking forward to getting out that way sometime for a visit. Thanks for sharing your pictures!