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Graffiti-Con Review in Prose

Graffiti-Con Review in Prose

Graffiti-Con Review By Dave Storm Well hello loyal readers of “MView” It is I Dave Storm, staying IN-TUNE. IN-TUNE with our readers In tune with our town. In tune with tomorrow Everywhere, all around. Let’s start up our engines And stomp on the gas. And color our worlds, With Comic-Art flash. Steering our way, through aisles of […]

By July 20, 2018 Read More →
Positive Living In Modesto

Positive Living In Modesto

Greetings Friends! There is so much more to ModestoView than just our ModestoView.com and the ModestoView magazine. Not only do we promote all of the positive issues, events and people in the 209, we also create many of the events that make this a place we call home. We hope you will take time to […]

By July 18, 2018 Read More →
BigView – Red Hot Summer Fun!

BigView – Red Hot Summer Fun!

The BigView By Chris Murphy Red Hot Summer Fun is the plan for July. There are so many things to do and July is buzzing with fairs, music, festivals, tomatoes, cocktails, and so much more. You really need to plan things out this month as July will be done before you know it and we […]

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Allen Grant

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Allen Grant

Allen Grant By Chris Murphy Downey High School 1958 There are some people that are larger than life. Modesto’s connection to the movie American Graffiti has certainly made that case. One of the cool things is that the characters that were created in the film could be so many people in our community and those […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →
Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Paul Corgiat

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Paul Corgiat

Paul Corgiat By Steve Corgiat Paul Corgiat is a life long resident of Modesto. Growing up on the family orchard he attended St. Stanislaus School and graduated from Modesto High School class of 1958. While in high school Paul played football, was on the swim team and was a member of the “Regs”. His love […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →
Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Jack McCoy

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Jack McCoy

Jack McCoy By Pete Hischier In 1950 Jack McCoy’s family moved to a ranch in Ceres, CA and opened a tire shop on 9th Street in Modesto. Jack plowed a loop around the corrals and barn to race horses and later bicycles. This is where he learned his first lessons about suspensions and gear ratios. […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →
Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Roy Farriester

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Roy Farriester

Roy Farriester By Pete Hischier, Chris Murphy & Farriester family There is a part of Roy Farriester in most Modesto street rods. For decades, Farriester Auto Wreckers was the hangout. The car guys and clubs used to pick and pull the parts to rebuild their cars. Roy lived most of his life in Modesto. From […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →
Interview – Legend of the Cruise 2018 – Don Wood

Interview – Legend of the Cruise 2018 – Don Wood

InterView – Legend of the Cruise and Grand Marshal Don Wood By Chris Murphy Car Shows don’t happen all by themselves. These are put on by dedicated people that care about their cause and want to promote it and Modesto is known for great car shows. This exactly describes Don Wood, the North Modesto Kiwanis […]

GreetingsView – Happy Graffiti Summer

GreetingsView – Happy Graffiti Summer

Greetings Friends, First things first. Happy Anniversary to my amazing wife Becky as we celebrate 33 years! Modesto USA is really something special during Graffiti Summer. The sounds of the street rods, the Music in the Plaza, MoBand in the park, the shiny chrome, people filling the patios of restaurants, the cars lined up at […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →
Authentic Modesto for the Future

Authentic Modesto for the Future

This is a Modestination Proclamation and a roadmap for the future. “Be who you are and it will show the way…” Chris Murphy 2016 Oh yeah, pretty epic quote right? Branding is a very simple process. What is a brand? Why do we do it? What does it mean? It is quite simple really. Branding […]

By May 14, 2018 Read More →
InterView – The Force is with Wes Page

InterView – The Force is with Wes Page

InterView The Force is With Wes Page By Chris Murphy There are people in our lives who really make an impact, with vision, wisdom, outlook and integrity. My friend Wes Page has been one of those voices of vision in Modesto and he has the eye of a filmmaker. It might be coincidence that Wes’ […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
Graffiti Fun Coloring Book -FREE

Graffiti Fun Coloring Book -FREE

Hey Modesto Graffiti Fans, Here is a really fun way to celebrate Modesto’s American Graffiti Heritage and help teach the kids in our community how cool we are. We introduce to you Rodney, Tina, Chuck and many more of their friends as they get ready to go cruise.   This has all the fun of […]

By June 24, 2017 Read More →
InterView – John Sanders – 2017 Legend of the Cruise

InterView – John Sanders – 2017 Legend of the Cruise

InterView By Chris Murphy John Sanders 2017 American Graffiti Car Show Parade Grand Marshall and Legend of the Cruise The spirit of American Graffiti in Modesto would not be alive today without John Sanders. John was part of Modesto’s beginning car culture in the 1950’s. Not only that, he has worked hard to continue the […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
Graffiti Summer 2017 Schedule

Graffiti Summer 2017 Schedule

Graffiti Summer 2017 By Chris Murphy Graffiti Summer is here! Where were you in ’62? Where were you in ’47? Where were you in ’53 ’65, ’79, ’83 or ’92? Modesto has an amazing history. No matter where you go, or what current events happen, one thing sets Modesto apart from every city in the […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
Big View- Exciting Graffiti Summer Highlights

Big View- Exciting Graffiti Summer Highlights

Summer 2017 Highlights www.graffitisummer.com This is the month to get our your poodle skirts and saddle shoes, leather jackets, slick back your hair, polish the chrome and get into gear. People from all over the world will be heading to Modesto to experience a slice of ModestoCana served up during Graffiti Summer. There are some […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →