In December of 2016, I traveled south along Route 111 on my way towards Salvation Mountain near the town of Mecca, California. At the time, the only thing on my mind was racing the setting winter sun so that I could have enough time to visit the attraction.
To my surprise, a muffler man came in to view as I motored along. All decked out in his cowboy finery, he was a handsome surprise.
Fast forward to 2017. The Mecca Muffler Man was sold and removed from his perch along the Salton Sea.
After being out of sight for almost a year, in 2018 he returned to view with a spiffy new paint job in the town of Joshua Tree. You’ll find him now a hop, skip, and a jump from the World Famous Crochet Museum standing outside of The Station.
In addition to his spiffy new livery, he’s also got himself a new name: Big Josh!
Say hello to Big Josh – The Joshua Tree Muffler Man.
Big Josh the Joshua Tree Muffler Man stands outside of The Station, welcoming visitors from far and wide with his rugged, handsome exterior..
61943 29 Palms Hwy
Joshua Tree, CA