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Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame 2015 Inductees Celebration

Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame 2015 Inductees Celebration


The spirit of “American Graffiti” still endures today on 10th and 11th Streets in Downtown Modesto, which are the origin of the stories and the people of the true cruising route that inspired hometown hero George Lucas’ film.  People across America and all over the world are invited to have a rockin’ good time as the “Walk of Fame” is unveiled on the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route.  This new and exciting addition to Downtown Modesto will be unveiled at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, on 10th Street between J and K Streets in conjunction with the Mid Valley Chevy Club’s Park ‘n Shine which will host approximately 300 classic cars and hot rods.

There are 25 information kiosks along the Cruise Route that educate and illuminate the important people and places that shaped Modesto and our history.  The Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame sidewalk markers celebrate the Legends of the Cruise that made it all happen.  They are the cruisers, the racers, the musicians, the students, the DJs and the dreamers that brought Modestocana to life then and now.


You won’t want to miss this event as we present the Class of 2015. There will be six new Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame inductee markers put in place:

Century Toppers Car Club

Bennie Furtado

Gerry Ramirez

Wendell Reed

Dennis Wilson

Charlie Reynolds


Founding Legends of the Cruise:

Leroy Applequist, Bart Bartoni, Chuck Billington, Candy Clark, Pete Hischier, Bo Hopkins, Paul Le Mat, George Lucas, Terry McGrath, Gene Winfield


Come out to kick off Graffiti Summer, enjoy the Walk of Fame and know that you are walking on the legendary Historic Graffiti Cruise Route of 10th and 11th Streets in Modesto that inspired the film American Graffiti and brought the nostalgia of the 50s and 60s to the world.

The Legends of the Cruise “Walk of Fame” markers were created and donated by ModestoView, Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, and Colin Sparkman of DecoStone and Color Coat.

Want more Modesto Historic Cruise Route information, or have a few cool pictures you want to share?  Visit  Please visit our video gallery for Cruise Legend stories.

Contact Chris Murphy (209) 534-1704 or for event information and interview opportunities.



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