Uncle Sam Muffler Man – Happy Fourth of July

While I was cruising around the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, I stopped to visit the Rockwood, PA Muffler Man at the Scottyland RV Resort. Kenny and I passed there once before a few winters ago but the resort was closed so we had no muffler man joy. Persistence finally paid off.

fuzzygalore at scottyland muffler man uncle sam

The muffler man is on private property and is not visible from the road. You must get a pass to enter the campground. So, I parked and went in to the camp store to see if I would be allowed to enter.

rv resort map

“Hi, I was wondering if I could visit your muffler man.”

“Our what?”

“Muffler man?”

::puzzled pause, sizing up the nut who just walked in the door::
“Oh, you mean Uncle Sam? That’s what we call ’em. He was just painted ’bout two years ago so he looks pretty good.”

fuzzygalore at the scottyland mufflerman in rockwood pa

The woman kindly gave me a pass so that I could go see Uncle Sam. When I presented it to the gate-keeper, he asked “what site are you going to?” I told him I was going to see their Uncle Sam and he responded with, “What?” and looked at the pass for about 30 seconds until the lightbulb went off and said “Oh! Oh, oh, oh. I know what you mean,” and let me through.

fuzzygalore at scottyland muffler man in pennsylvania

You’d think that Uncle Sam would be in the forefront of everyone’s mind at that campground. He’s so awesome!

muffler man feet scottyland

Happy Fourth of July from Uncle Sam… and me!


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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7 Responses

  1. Sumoflam says:

    Gotta love the Muffler Men and Uniroyal Gals! Love your pic of the eastern U.S. Guys Rachel. I have a “collection” of about 50 or so. If I don’t see at least one on a road trip I am disappointed!!

    Thanks for Uncle Sam!!!


    • Fuzzygalore says:

      I know exactly what you mean. I always check to see what’s around wherever I’ll be passing though. They’re always a bright spot in any trip 🙂

  2. Kathy says:

    I’m so glad you shared details on this guy. 🙂

    It’s really funny that they didn’t immediately respond to Muffler Man or even the Uncle Sam. I guess those poor, sad folks take their Uncle Sam MM for granted. He IS awesome.

  3. Shybiker says:

    What a quirky story to go along with the quirky statue. People are strange. As strange as large statues.

  4. Folks who don’t know the Muffler Man story must wonder about the hand positioning…

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