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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 of some of the most famous car creations for TV and movies and even developed custom space ships for Star Trek.

Modesto is still home to classic car customizer shops and newer shops like Neville Brothers, Burnside Body Shop, and Graffiti Classic Customs in Turlock. Customizing cars is in the blood and never fades and Gene Winfield is still active and cutting up cars and pushing his creations to the edge. Gene visits Modesto regularly and remains close friends with many Century Toppers.

Gene will be attending the unveiling of the Walk of Fame for the Century Toppers on the 10th, will be a champion of the Kiwanis Cruise Parade on the 12th and he will even be chopping a car live at the Kiwanis American Graffiti Car Show on the 13th and 14th out at Muni Golf Course

 

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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.