By June 4, 2011 Read More →

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 and downtown Modesto lives today in the classic film and in the stories and legends you will read here. This is just the beginning, you will hear more from the Legends of the Cruise as the Historic
Graffiti Cruise Route gets going. Click on photos for a story from each Graffiti Legend.



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.