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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 […]

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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 →
GreetingsView – I Love Graffiti Summer!

GreetingsView – I Love Graffiti Summer!

Greetings Modesto Friends, I look forward to Graffiti Summer every year. We are just coming off our May the 4th Star Wars day celebration. Characters from all over the galaxy came to celebrate. So now we go from one George Lucas hit to another. There is so much energy in our community as the classic […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
2017 Legend of the Cruise Bobby Gaines

2017 Legend of the Cruise Bobby Gaines

Bobby Gains Downey High – 1962 Robert N Gains has one of the best reputations for making the cars of the Modesto Graffiti era go as fast as possible. Born in Missouri, he came to Modesto in 1949, attending Orville Wright, LaLoma and Downey. His dad had Gaines Texaco on Yosemite. Bobby worked at the […]

Legend – Rick Walker

Legend – Rick Walker

Rick Walker – Al’s Furniture Downey High School – 1969 Rick Walker got the automotive bug from his grandfather Bill Walker. He was an LA Mechanic with this own shop grinding cams for famous racers. He got a ¼ midget when he was six and raced it at Playland on Kansas. “When I was growing […]

2017 Legends of the Cruise – Modesto Throttlers

2017 Legends of the Cruise – Modesto Throttlers

Modesto Throttlers This legendary car club is alive, well and racing. This club was there at the birth of our car culture. Founded in 1949 with club bylaws as old as 1952, it was the second car club in our read and it is still active today. At the time, the other car club was […]

2017 Legend of the Cruise – Worth Weldon

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 […]

2017 Legends of the Cruise – Big Jon Enberg

2017 Legends of the Cruise – Big Jon Enberg

“Big Jon” Enberg Modesto High – 1953 “Big Jon” Enberg moved to Modesto as a teenager. He graduated from Modesto High School in 1953 and attended Modesto Junior College. He was a good student and played football for both schools. Big Jon was part of the local “hot rod” scene. He was the youngest member […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
RockabillyView- Rods and Rockabilly

RockabillyView- Rods and Rockabilly

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Graffiti Rods N’ Rockabilly Graffiti is now well on its’ way in Modesto, the home of the American Graffiti Movie and home to George Lucas as a young man. We have been paying tribute to Graffiti in Modesto for many, many years. Some events are all old school car shows and […]

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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 […]

By June 5, 2016 Read More →
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, […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →