Joel and the giants
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The man rescuing America's roadside models from ruin

For anyone making road trips across the US, giant statues at the roadside are a familiar sight.

Some of the most recognisable models are now known as Muffler Men. They were made by a Californian company in the 1960s as eye-catching adverts.

But after decades of neglect, they are beginning to crumble and collapse.

One man and his friends are determined to bring them back to life.

Filmed and edited by Peter Murtaugh. Produced by Jasmine Taylor-Coleman

  • 13 Jul 2016
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