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Weekend Needle Drop-The Roots of Rock & Roll ROCKABILLY!

Weekend Needle Drop-The Roots of Rock & Roll ROCKABILLY!

WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP-52 WEEKS 52 RECORDS The Roots of Rock & Roll ROCKABILLY! Imperial House Records WU3590 Released 1982 It is Graffiti Summer in Modesto and so I thought I would listen to a music that owes a debt to it’s origins right here in Modesto. Rockabilly and the sounds of the Maddox Brothers and […]

By June 12, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop The Monkees

Weekend Needle Drop The Monkees

THE WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP 52 WEEKS 52 ALBUMS THE MONKEES S/T Released October 10 1966 It has been 50 years since the Monkees first hit the TV and Radio airwaves. They have a new album out and will be coming to the fabulous Gallo Theatre for the Arts on September 20th. I know I am […]

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2016 Graffiti  Summer Schedule – Print and Save

2016 Graffiti Summer Schedule – Print and Save

Graffiti Summer 2016! Do you have your poodle skirt? Got your hair greased up? Here are some of the fun events that you can enjoy in ModestoUSA, the “Home of American Graffiti”. Fri & Sat nights, A&W Root Beer, Classic Car Show – Karaoke Wed nights May 18th through August 31st, Velvet Creamery, Classic Car […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
Happy Graffiti Summer Friends

Happy Graffiti Summer Friends

Greetings Modesto Friends: This is my favorite time of the year. I love Graffiti Summer. It brings back the memories of those weekends in high school and the summer fun for me and many of the cruisers and the classic car owners here in Modesto USA each year. From the class of ’45 through today, […]

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Meet Modesto Graffiti USA’s Rodney

Meet Modesto Graffiti USA’s Rodney

Hi there! I’m Rodney! I want to introduce you to the reason Modesto is so awesome! It’s our classic cars like me! We are all shined up, ready to cruise and are all powered up for Graffiti Summer. I hope you enjoy everything we have going this year and make sure to check out the […]

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2016 Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame

2016 Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame

The Walk of Fame By Chris Murphy When I approached George Lucas a few years ago about getting involved in the Modesto Historic Cruise Route, I explained that our mission was to tell the stories behind the story that he told. Our efforts here in ModestoUSA are to share the people and the places that […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
Graffiti Summer Lives!

Graffiti Summer Lives!

The BigView – Graffiti Summer Lives! By Chris Murphy You are here, you have found the home of Graffiti Summer here in Modesto USA. Modesto is the home of classic cruising, celebrated in George Lucas’ classic award winning film American Graffiti. Set in 1962 Modesto, American Graffiti captured a moment in time and asked “Where […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
Interview – The Future Of American Graffiti – Eli Lester

Interview – The Future Of American Graffiti – Eli Lester

InterView Eli Lester The future American Graffiti Culture By Chris Murphy Few people walk the walk and live like Eli Lester. Eli is an accomplished Lubrication Consultant with Hydrotex and amazing family man, but most people know Eli as one of the best guitarists in the region, many have taken lessons from him and they […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
RockabillyView – Graffiti Rockin’ Summer

RockabillyView – Graffiti Rockin’ Summer

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Graffiti Rockin’ Summer in Modesto June becomes an even more community-based city for Modesto, with hot rods, rockabilly, rat rods, cruising, milkshakes, spring dresses and high profile sunglasses. As another hot summer approaches the valley. This is where I start dreaming of that beautiful 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V convertible, cruisin’ […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
Sunrise Senior Living & Huskyshows Present Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

Sunrise Senior Living & Huskyshows Present Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

Sunrise Senior Living & Huskyshows Present Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers in a Concert Benefitting Music & Memory   As part of the 16th Annual Huskyshows summer concert series, powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers will perform a benefit concert on Saturday, July 23rd at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, 500 Leisure Lane.  Their performance […]

By May 23, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop I Love Rock ‘n Roll

Weekend Needle Drop I Love Rock ‘n Roll

WEEKEND NEEDLE DROOP 52 WEEKS-52 RECORDS JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS I LOVE ROCK ‘N ROLL(Remastered) Originally released in December of 1981,I Love Rock ‘n Roll cemented Joan Jett’s Rock and Roll legacy. The album has sold over  million copies and went to #1 in the US and around the World. Mixing Punk with straight […]

By May 15, 2016 Read More →
ModestoView Downtown Diner

ModestoView Downtown Diner

Have you been to our downtown diner? ModestoView is set up smack dab in the middle of the action downtown at 13th and J Streets. We have teamed up with the Peer Recovery Gallery and Project YES and have our very own downtown Graffiti-style diner. You can find all of our current magazine issues there, […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →
2015 Cruise Parade – Bigger Than Ever

2015 Cruise Parade – Bigger Than Ever

The Cruise Parade is Huge! Friday night June 12, the cruising days are back with the registered cars of the American Graffiti Car Show will be parading on the original cruise route from 7 – 9 pm. You can see all your favorites as they loop the circuit downtown and then take a drag up […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
Gene Winfield Still Creating Classic Cars

Gene Winfield Still Creating Classic Cars

Gene Winfield By Chris Murphy Beginning in a chicken coop converted to a garage on Modesto’s west side at 1309 Figaro Street, the legendary Gene Winfield honed his skills in designing amazing car creations and pioneered world-changing paint finishes and creating custom hot rods. His shop behind MJC at 451 Tully Road was the birthplace […]

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Graffiti Summer 2015

Graffiti Summer 2015

Graffiti Summer 2015 By Chris Murphy This is who we are Modesto USA. We need to let our Graffiti flag fly all year long and welcome this feeling that takes us back to the class of ’62. We need to tell our friends, or business travelers, our students, our senators and everyone that will listen, […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →