The Texaco Big Friend

  This figure is a hand painted resin cast of an original polymer clay sculpture based on the rarest of giant Muffler Man statues.   The Texaco Big Friend was a giant fiberglass statue built by International Fiberglass as part of an ad campaign for Texaco back in the 60’s.  They made hundreds of these guys to be distributed to gas stations around the country in an effort to promote their friendly service.  “Trust your car to the man who wears the star” read the patch on the giant’s left shoulder.   The campaign didn’t quite work out as envisioned […]

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