2017 Legend of the Cruise – Worth Weldon


Worth Weldon
Modesto High – 1955
By Dawn Brinkhaus, Daughter

“He never had a favorite car, he loved all of them”
Worth Weldon went to Modesto high school and graduated in 1995. He had a passion for cars his entire life. He had a collection of amazing cool cars, and he loved racing, and even had a team with a dragster.
As children we always had show cars and enjoyed going with him to all the shows, not to mention his dragster and going to the Fremont raceway or San Jose speedway every Friday night as children. We used to laugh and say that he liked his cars better than us. When he was still alive and I would go to visit him in Modesto we always would go down McHenry and he would talk about American Graffiti and all of the fun times he had.

He had a beautiful wife Kathryn Lee Smith, and everyone called her Kaye. Worth loved fast cars and everything fast. He was definitely a car lover through and through. In the midst of him purchasing different cars, he and our mother also Bred Bull Terriers which we also showed. Later in his life, he had a beautiful Mercedez-Benz AMGs, and true to Worth’s racing spirit, they were gloss black with flames.

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.