Massive fiberglass statues dominate the parking lots and roadside attractions where they live along Route 66. Bunyon's Statue in Atlanta, Ill., once stood guard over a local cafe. He now tempts travelers with a large hot dog.
The Harley-Davidson Muffler Man on Route 66 in Livingston, Ill., isn't as tall as his relatives, the Gemini Giant and Bunyon's Statue. Amanda Kooser, the author of the Geek's Guide to Route 66 reaches up for a handshake.