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Hall Of Fame View – Gene Winfield

Hall of Fame View – Gene Winfield
By Chris Murphy

Modesto legend Gene Winfield, class of 1945 is being inducted into the Modesto High Hall Of Fame. There is an amazing roster of people that have graduated from Modesto High and now the celebrated car customizer will be added to the Hall of Fame along with the Gallos, Harve Presnell and others. Gene Winfield revolutionized car customizing at his old Chicken Coop shop on Figaro. He later moved to 451 Tully where he created masterpieces like the Jade Idol. He later went on to develop concept cars for TV and film and many of the early Hot Wheels were modeled after Winfield creations. His cars also appeared in movies like Star Trek and Blade Runner. Gene was Grand Marshall of the Kiwanis Cruise Parade and was inducted on the Modesto Graffiti Walk of Fame in 10th St Plaza. Gene is still creating cars and attending shows around the world and we are so pleased Gene is in the Hall of Fame. He will be inducted by his fellow Legends of the Cruise. There will be a special induction ceremony on February 23 at the Elks Club Hall in Modesto.

Here are the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees:
Don Adams – 1954
Richard Bare – 1931
Charles (Tony) Buffington – 1968
Joseph DeWees – 1943
Dick Jarvis – 1947
Jeremy Stolle – 1994
Gene Winfield – 1945
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See the complete list of the Modesto High Hall of Fame here,
February 23

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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.