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The Cruise Route is Open!

The Cruise Route is Open!

Legends of Graffiti The City of Modesto honored the first “Legends Of Graffiti” at the annual American Graffiti Car Show Cruise Parade on June 8. Gene Winfield, Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Paul LeMat, and Wendy Lucas we all inducted into as “Legends” An honorary “Legend” presented to Wendy Lucas for George Lucas for his wonderful […]

By June 30, 2012 Read More →
Greetings Modesto USA – Red White and You!

Greetings Modesto USA – Red White and You!

Greetings Red White and You! We are in the middle of the most amazing Graffiti Summer ever. The Modesto Historic Cruise Route is in place and thousands of people from around the world came to enjoy Modesto USA. The stars of American Graffiti were here and spent time on the cruise route of 10th St, […]

By June 30, 2012 Read More →
The Rockin’ 136 Goes Classic

The Rockin’ 136 Goes Classic

The Music is Back! The Rockin 136! American Graffiti was the first movie that was created around a selection of popular music not written for a movie. These songs were integral to the script and securing the rights to the songs consumed 10% of’s $750,000 budget. This was the soundtrack of a generation and the […]

By June 1, 2012 Read More →
Graffiti Summer Schedule

Graffiti Summer Schedule

Graffiti Summer Schedule Every Friday and Saturday – Classic Graffiti Karaoke – A & W June 1 – 3 Images of the King Contest – Clarion Hotel June 2- The Film American Graffiti – State Theatre – June 3- 7th Annual Graffiti Classic Car Show- Modesto Street Rods – McHenry Village June 4- Mid Valley […]

By June 1, 2012 Read More →
George Lucas Talks Cruising

George Lucas Talks Cruising

George Lucas Interview By Chris Murphy and Ken White Why did you do a movie about cruising? For most filmmakers, if you are a writer and a director, you make movies about the things you know about. Growing up in Modesto, I spent many years cruising 10th St and I was enamored with the experience […]

By June 1, 2012 Read More →
Get Your Grub and Graffiti On!

Get Your Grub and Graffiti On!

Chef View By Dana Johnson Facebook: Dana’s Family Kitchen Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Get Your Grub & Graffiti On! Just what Modesto needed to get this summer started! On May 3, 2012 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened its doors and let the magnificent aromas of barbecue fill the Modesto air. Jerrad Marsh, owner/operator, at the spry age […]

By June 1, 2012 Read More →
Gene Winfield Interview

Gene Winfield Interview

InterView Gene Winfield By Chris Murphy The pictures on this page are owned by Peter Hischier and Gene Winfield 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 like Candy […]

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Graffiti View – Burge’s Live DJ

Graffiti View – Burge’s Live DJ

GraffitiView By Chris Murphy Modesto USA is proud to be the home of American Graffiti, George Lucas’ 1973 film about cruising in 1962. ModestoView is proud to feature the legendary people that were there during those days and that George Lucas built his story upon. As we approach the 50th Anniversary of the Class of […]

By May 1, 2012 Read More →
Where Were You in ’62?

Where Were You in ’62?

Where were you in 62? If you were a part of the original “drag” on 10th and 11th, frequented Burge’s and Al’s, Raced on Blue Gum, Rose Ave or Paradise, shaving creamed car windows or just drove up and down 10th and 11th, we want to talk to you. You are the legends that George […]

By January 22, 2012 Read More →
Why Modesto USA is a Classic American City

Why Modesto USA is a Classic American City

There is no more important voice in Modesto than that people that live here and make things happen. Our people make Modesto, USA a Classic American City.   Our people deliver the way of life we call ModestoCana.  Our people own our local restaurants, create our local music, start our businesses, create our art and culture and give […]

By September 28, 2011 Read More →
Modesto USA, A Classic American City

Modesto USA, A Classic American City

Every 4th of July it is time to celebrate the ways that we are independent, the ways we are special and the ways that the USA and Modesto, USA are amazing. Every 4th of July we think about the ways we can make our country better, our city better and celebrate our national and civic […]

By July 5, 2011 Read More →
Modesto, Home of American Graffiti

Modesto, Home of American Graffiti

American Graffiti was born here. “Where were you in ’62?” asked a movie poster in 1974. It was a simple question that has tugged on our culture ever since. Everything from Grease, Happy Days and the fond feeling of retro- America points back to the George Lucas movie about the end of high-school age in […]

By June 10, 2011 Read More →
DiningView: AMERICAN GRAFFITI SETS THE PACE

DiningView: AMERICAN GRAFFITI SETS THE PACE

& MIKE’S ROADHOUSE IS THE PLACE! By Dana Johnson As June kicks off the summer season, the feeling of American Graffiti’s nostalgia is in the air. Many want to breathe it, but more actually want to taste it! Look no further than Mike’s Roadhouse to find a classic Route 66 dining atmosphere and a menu […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
Legends of Graffiti

Legends of Graffiti

The film American Graffiti was created around the life that these legends of the Cruise actually lived. These people were both classmates of George Lucas and some of these graduated a few years earlier, but all of them were legendary in the things that they did, the trends they started and the love of cars […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
MusicView: The Refuzniks Bring a Love for Rock and Roll to Graffiti

MusicView: The Refuzniks Bring a Love for Rock and Roll to Graffiti

“Now brothers and sisters!” Devon Boyd howls on the opening of The Refuznik’s track “Testify.” “Now you may not believe it…”“Say I’m straight out of my mind / years of pumping gasoline/ and drinking turpentine…”. What follows is a gritty rockabilly anthem driven by a rollicking guitar that could be the soundtrack to a late, […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →