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Mr. Bendo

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 14 December 2017 in Documentary & Street.

A real muffler man in front of a muffler shop. Even though Buck's Muffler Shop seems to be defunct, Mr. Bendo is still on duty holding a section of tailpipe. He's the first of this genre that I've seen actually in the muffler man role. I think I found Mr. Bendo's cowboy cousin. ;-)

Part of the Roadside Oddities Series

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Ah Yes...I went back to the desert and saw that Muffler Man ;-) So cool!! Great work Steve!! Cheers to you and your family!!

14 Dec 2017 5:21am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Handsome Mister

14 Dec 2017 5:39am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très attrayant. )

14 Dec 2017 6:04am

Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A big man for a big shop. In France we have not shop for just muffler. Interesting idea

14 Dec 2017 9:02am

Devi from Chennai, India

He seems quite at home here !!!!

14 Dec 2017 10:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Looks fun !

14 Dec 2017 10:54am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle publicité pour ce magasin !

14 Dec 2017 10:59am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Impressiv giant ...or is it the house which is small ...for him .... Superb composition.

14 Dec 2017 11:24am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What an experience that must be . . some info here.

14 Dec 2017 11:40am

@Ronnie 2¢: That's an interesting story about Mr. Bendo. Thanks, Ronnie.

Pascale MD from France

Si on est en panne, manifestement voilà un super héros du dépannage.
Bonne journée Steve

14 Dec 2017 12:40pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


14 Dec 2017 1:32pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Yes, I think you found his cowboy cousin! That pose must run in the family. A delightful image

14 Dec 2017 1:47pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel homme un géant quel look géniale compo

14 Dec 2017 2:33pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


14 Dec 2017 2:49pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, a big man. Wonderful capture.

14 Dec 2017 3:11pm

Don from Spokane, United States

He's a great looking fellow. I like the three dimensional effect. A very successful picture.

14 Dec 2017 4:06pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

This is great! Nice shooting angle and framing, too.

14 Dec 2017 4:17pm

willy from Belgium

un vrai géant...

une très belle prise Steve


14 Dec 2017 5:01pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Even though the muffler shop may be defunct, it looks like he is being well cared for. Great find and capture! How ironic that you captured his cousin as well. Although they look like twin brothers. :-)

14 Dec 2017 7:14pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Excellent PoV.

14 Dec 2017 9:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I used to remember more of these statues used for advertising when I was a child. I would be so amazed! I am glad that you are finding these. They make me smile. A great image!

14 Dec 2017 10:37pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting info about Mr. Bendo.

15 Dec 2017 3:20am

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

15 Dec 2017 7:24pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Impressive giant ! Interesting capture!

15 Dec 2017 9:54pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture of Mr Bendo and interesting information. :)

16 Dec 2017 2:27pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


16 Dec 2017 8:22pm