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InterView – John Sanders – 2017 Legend of the Cruise

InterView – John Sanders – 2017 Legend of the Cruise

InterView By Chris Murphy John Sanders 2017 American Graffiti Car Show Parade Grand Marshall and Legend of the Cruise The spirit of American Graffiti in Modesto would not be alive today without John Sanders. John was part of Modesto’s beginning car culture in the 1950’s. Not only that, he has worked hard to continue the […]

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Graffiti Summer 2017 Schedule

Graffiti Summer 2017 Schedule

Graffiti Summer 2017 By Chris Murphy Graffiti Summer is here! Where were you in ’62? Where were you in ’47? Where were you in ’53 ’65, ’79, ’83 or ’92? Modesto has an amazing history. No matter where you go, or what current events happen, one thing sets Modesto apart from every city in the […]

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Big View- Exciting Graffiti Summer Highlights

Big View- Exciting Graffiti Summer Highlights

Summer 2017 Highlights www.graffitisummer.com This is the month to get our your poodle skirts and saddle shoes, leather jackets, slick back your hair, polish the chrome and get into gear. People from all over the world will be heading to Modesto to experience a slice of ModestoCana served up during Graffiti Summer. There are some […]

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GreetingsView – I Love Graffiti Summer!

GreetingsView – I Love Graffiti Summer!

Greetings Modesto Friends, I look forward to Graffiti Summer every year. We are just coming off our May the 4th Star Wars day celebration. Characters from all over the galaxy came to celebrate. So now we go from one George Lucas hit to another. There is so much energy in our community as the classic […]

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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 Roots of Rock & Roll ROCKABILLY!

Weekend Needle Drop-The Roots of Rock & Roll ROCKABILLY!

WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP-52 WEEKS 52 RECORDS The Roots of Rock & Roll ROCKABILLY! Imperial House Records WU3590 Released 1982 It is Graffiti Summer in Modesto and so I thought I would listen to a music that owes a debt to it’s origins right here in Modesto. Rockabilly and the sounds of the Maddox Brothers and […]

By June 12, 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 →
Happy Graffiti Summer Friends

Happy Graffiti Summer Friends

Greetings Modesto Friends: This is my favorite time of the year. I love Graffiti Summer. It brings back the memories of those weekends in high school and the summer fun for me and many of the cruisers and the classic car owners here in Modesto USA each year. From the class of ’45 through today, […]

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Meet Modesto Graffiti USA’s Rodney

Meet Modesto Graffiti USA’s 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 […]

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2016 Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame

2016 Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame

The Walk of Fame By Chris Murphy When I approached George Lucas a few years ago about getting involved in the Modesto Historic Cruise Route, I explained that our mission was to tell the stories behind the story that he told. Our efforts here in ModestoUSA are to share the people and the places that […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
Graffiti Summer Lives!

Graffiti Summer Lives!

The BigView – Graffiti Summer Lives! By Chris Murphy You are here, you have found the home of Graffiti Summer here in Modesto USA. Modesto is the home of classic cruising, celebrated in George Lucas’ classic award winning film American Graffiti. Set in 1962 Modesto, American Graffiti captured a moment in time and asked “Where […]

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Interview – The Future Of American Graffiti – Eli Lester

Interview – The Future Of American Graffiti – Eli Lester

InterView Eli Lester The future American Graffiti Culture By Chris Murphy Few people walk the walk and live like Eli Lester. Eli is an accomplished Lubrication Consultant with Hydrotex and amazing family man, but most people know Eli as one of the best guitarists in the region, many have taken lessons from him and they […]

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RockabillyView – Graffiti Rockin’ Summer

RockabillyView – Graffiti Rockin’ Summer

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Graffiti Rockin’ Summer in Modesto June becomes an even more community-based city for Modesto, with hot rods, rockabilly, rat rods, cruising, milkshakes, spring dresses and high profile sunglasses. As another hot summer approaches the valley. This is where I start dreaming of that beautiful 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V convertible, cruisin’ […]

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