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Modestination Proclamation

Modestination Proclamation

Modestination Proclamation “Be who you are and it will show the way…” Chris Murphy 2016 Oh yeah, pretty epic quote right? Branding is a very simple process. What is a brand? Why do we do it? What does it mean? It is quite simple really. Branding is taking the thing that is your soul, your […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop The Monkees

Weekend Needle Drop The Monkees

THE WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP 52 WEEKS 52 ALBUMS THE MONKEES S/T Released October 10 1966 It has been 50 years since the Monkees first hit the TV and Radio airwaves. They have a new album out and will be coming to the fabulous Gallo Theatre for the Arts on September 20th. I know I am […]

By June 5, 2016 Read More →
2016 Graffiti  Summer Schedule – Print and Save

2016 Graffiti Summer Schedule – Print and Save

Graffiti Summer 2016! Do you have your poodle skirt? Got your hair greased up? Here are some of the fun events that you can enjoy in ModestoUSA, the “Home of American Graffiti”. Fri & Sat nights, A&W Root Beer, Classic Car Show – Karaoke Wed nights May 18th through August 31st, Velvet Creamery, Classic Car […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
2015 Cruise Parade – Bigger Than Ever

2015 Cruise Parade – Bigger Than Ever

The Cruise Parade is Huge! Friday night June 12, the cruising days are back with the registered cars of the American Graffiti Car Show will be parading on the original cruise route from 7 – 9 pm. You can see all your favorites as they loop the circuit downtown and then take a drag up […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
Gene Winfield Still Creating Classic Cars

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 […]

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Graffiti Summer 2015

Graffiti Summer 2015

Graffiti Summer 2015 By Chris Murphy This is who we are Modesto USA. We need to let our Graffiti flag fly all year long and welcome this feeling that takes us back to the class of ’62. We need to tell our friends, or business travelers, our students, our senators and everyone that will listen, […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
Meet Rodney!

Meet Rodney!

Hi there! I’m Rodney! I want to introduce you to the reason Modesto is so awesome! It’s our classic cars like me! We are all shined up, ready to cruise and are all powered up for Graffiti Summer. I hope you enjoy everything we have going this year and make sure to check out the […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
Gene Winfield Rocks!

Gene Winfield Rocks!

Winfield Rocks! By Chris Murphy In 2012, Gene Winfield told me he was interested in custom making a guitar. He sketched it out on a piece of paper and immediately I said I wanted one. Over a year later, this amazing creation, Winfield Guitar #1 arrived at my office, autographed #1 Gene Winfield. The biggest […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
Graffiti Summer Schedule

Graffiti Summer Schedule

Graffiti Summer 2015 This is the best season of the year! The classic cars are rolling all over town. There will be Marilyn, Elvis and even Storm Trooper sightings all over town. You will find car hops on rollerskates and cool guys and gals all over Modesto. Remember, check the calendar at www.modestoview.com before you […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
InterView – Senator Cathleen Galgiani

InterView – Senator Cathleen Galgiani

InterView Senator Cathleen Galgiani By Chris Murphy Modesto, CA is the epicenter of the central valley. We are at the crossroads of food production, wineries, entertainment, and the home of American Graffiti and one of the birth places of Rock and Roll and Rockabilly music. We have a lot going for us. But we also […]

By April 2, 2015 Read More →
Street View – Classic Mural Tour

Street View – Classic Mural Tour

Magical Classical Mural Tour By Chris Murphy Modesto USA, the birthplace of American Graffiti. Modesto is the home of the original “Where were you in ’62” high school class. Our people and places were the inspiration for George Lucas’ 1973 film that paved the road of nostalgia, changed modern film making and put the soundtrack […]

By February 10, 2015 Read More →
InterView – Bart Bartoni

InterView – Bart Bartoni

Bart Bartoni The Godfather of 10th St By Chris Murphy Bart Bartoni, grew up in Escalon from 1930-1941 and then moved to Modesto. As a kid, Bart was always creative. Sketches and ideas were all over his school books. He lived on River Rd. between Escalon and Ripon and he had very wealthy neighbors. Those […]

By June 2, 2014 Read More →
ChefView – American Graffiti Crusin’ Cuisine

ChefView – American Graffiti Crusin’ Cuisine

Chef View By Dana Johnson American Graffiti Cruisin’ Cuisine! Me, Dana~licious and the Modesto View’s very own sales manager, Blia Vang decided to experience American Graffiti (AG) beyond just cruisin’, we ate it! AG has its very own distinctive classic car collection, guys with slicked back hair, and girls in pony tails and poodle skirts! […]

By June 1, 2014 Read More →
Graffiti Summer is Here!

Graffiti Summer is Here!

Graffiti Summer is Here! By Chris Murphy Whom bom a lu bop a whomp bam boom! Can you believe it has been 52 years since the world famous class of ’62? This is probably the most famous high school graduating class of all time thanks to George Lucas’ film American Graffiti that asked the question, […]

By May 15, 2014 Read More →
InterView-Keeping the American Graffiti Torch Burning

InterView-Keeping the American Graffiti Torch Burning

InterView Steve and Linda Pedego – Keeping the American Graffiti Torch burning since ‘62 Where were you in ’62? So asked the movie poster for George Lucas’ film American Graffiti. If you lived in Modesto during the 50s and the early 60s, you knew exactly where you were in ’62. The Downey High class of […]

By June 3, 2013 Read More →