Clearview Auto Title & Notary http://wwno.org en Urban Icons: Metairie's Muffler Man, battered and bruised by Isaac, down but not out http://wwno.org/post/urban-icons-metairies-muffler-man-battered-and-bruised-isaac-down-not-out <p>He survived Hurricane Katrina and numerous tropical torments large and small.</p><p>But Isaac proved too much for Metairie’s Big Man statue, knocking him from the perch he’s occupied for more than 35 years near the corner of Clearview Parkway and West Napoleon Avenue, breaking off his head and one arm.</p><p>The two-story fiberglass “muffler man” has served as a landmark and company mascot for Clearview Auto Title &amp; Notary since 1975, when business owner Sal Mortillaro purchased him for $400 from a New Orleans Midas Muffler shop.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:55:41 +0000 Glen Abbott | NolaVie 19861 at http://wwno.org