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Route 66 Buck Atom's Muffler Man

$4,040 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 28 days
33134794_1537550901354426_r.jpeg33134794_1537550464878594_r.jpeg33134794_1537549007962210_r.jpeg33134794_1537549083524832_r.jpeg33134794_153754937424282_r.jpeg33134794_1537549598128548_r.jpegWe are raising money to have a Route 66 Roadside attraction built which is a 20 foot Muffler Man of Buck Atom's space cowboy built by artist Mark Cline from Enchanted Sculpture Studios. Some history about the Muffler Men from Roadside America! "Muffler Men.  Stoic sentinels of another era? Or smoldering chimneys of unrest? These colossi were originally created in the 1960s by a California fiberglass company for gas station chains in sizes ranging from 14 to 25 feet. M-Men once beckoned noisy and exhaust-weary vehicles to replace their mufflers. The statues' hands were molded to hold mufflers or tires. As establishments closed or changed owners, the lantern-jawed Muffler Men were transplanted to other locales.  While hundreds have been lost forever, many still stalk the shoulders of highways across the nation." The money raised will go towards building the 20 foot Muffler Man, transporting him, setting him up on historic Route 66, and any additional costs that arise. As soon as we get 50% of the funds the artist can start building the space cowboy giant. By supporting this GIANT dream of mine this will increase tourism in Tulsa, Oklahoma and on historic Route 66 with local and international travelers! WE WELCOME EVERYONE!  This roadside attraction is for our community and the travelers of Route 66! Plus...the 76 foot Golden Driller will now have a buddy!33134794_1537548905118001_r.jpeg
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Howdy Buckaroo's! Buck Atom's and friends would like to thank you all for donating to help bring me ALIVE! We are 15% to our goal. We've been able to present our project to the Route 66 Commission and the Pearl District Association in Tulsa. We are getting some great press on this project! NPR's 1a show did an episode on Roadside Attraction's and our sculptor Mark Cline was 1 of the panelists as well as Doug Kirby with Roadside America, Amy Webb with National Trust for Historic Preservation and Jim Heimann Executive Director of Taschen American. Feel free to share this if you BELIEVE in bringing this GIANT ALIVE! THANK YOU! Mary Beth and Buck
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Dear Route 66, Tulsa, and Muffler Man community,
I want to thank everyone up to this point for donating and checking out this fundraiser to help bring this 20 FT Buck Atom's Giant to life. This roadside attraction will directly impact tourism, shopping on Route 66 (and Tulsa), and destination trips! THIS GIANT IS FOR YOU ALL! Help spread the word! We are almost to $1000 in the first 24 hours! THANK YOU ALL! You can follow the progress on our social media pages too @buckatomson66
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