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American Graffiti Car Parade and Festival Cancelled

American Graffiti Car Parade and Festival Cancelled

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, the North Modesto Kiwanis Club will not hold its annual American Graffiti Festival & Car Show this year.This cancellation includes the popular car parade (classic car cruise) and the two-day show and festival that had been scheduled June 12-14. If the public health crisis has subsided sufficiently by […]

By April 3, 2020 Read More →
GraffitiUSAView – New Museum Coming

GraffitiUSAView – New Museum Coming

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy Where were you in ’62? American Graffiti, one of the 100 greatest movies of all time was made about growing up in Modesto USA. Those who where were there will tell you, the film got it right. Others will tell you that it was the greatest time to grow up, the […]

BigView – Vintage for the Future

BigView – Vintage for the Future

The BigView Vintage for the Future History and Civic Pride 101 History is for the young? Why, you say? It’s all part of civic pride and you don’t have to be old or retired appreciate the history of where you live or where you go. In fact, the earlier people learn about their city, the […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
BigView – The Great Outdoors

BigView – The Great Outdoors

The BigViewBy Chris Murphy This is a big world and Modesto USA is a Classic American City. Yep that’s what we are, we have the best of both worlds, our small town community feel and the amenities of a big city and as a bonus, we are close to two of the most beautiful places […]

GeekView: Graffiti-Con 2 the Electric Boogaloo

GeekView: Graffiti-Con 2 the Electric Boogaloo

GeekView: Graffiti-Con 2 the Electric BoogalooBy Middagh Goodwin When you think about it having a pop culture convention that features a classic car show is a no brainer when you live in Modesto; especially when it takes place in June. Growing up I loved the vehicles in movies, tv shows and comics just as much, […]

By May 30, 2019 Read More →
Stray Cat Lee Rocker

Stray Cat Lee Rocker

Interview: The Stray Cat Lee RockerBy Middagh Goodwin Lee Rocker is celebrating 40 years of music with his band the Stray Cats with a new album 40 which just came out and a world tour scheduled. Before he embarks on this momentous occasion, he will be bringing his band to the Gallo Center on June 8th right […]

By May 28, 2019 Read More →
Graffiti Summer 2019 Preview

Graffiti Summer 2019 Preview

Graffiti Summer is Coming By Chris Murphy Just in case you didn’t know, Modesto USA is the Home of American Graffiti and the Home of George Lucas. Everyone who calls Modesto home should be proud of this. Even if you don’t want a ’57 Chevy or wish you had hair like Elvis, it is something […]

LegendsView – Calling our Legends

LegendsView – Calling our Legends

Call out for Legends ! Modesto USA is the home of American Graffiti and the streets of 10th and 11th were the home of the stories captured in George Lucas’ legendary film American Graffiti. The Modesto Cruise Route tells the stories of the people and places that inspired the film and the Legends of the […]

By April 1, 2019 Read More →
Hall Of Fame View – Gene Winfield

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 […]

By January 30, 2019 Read More →
Local Racer Wins 2018 NASA Championship

Local Racer Wins 2018 NASA Championship

Local Racer Wins 2018 NASA National Championship Modesto’s James Devenport drives to victory in Super Unlimited class  Austin, Texas, September 21, 2018 — James Devenport of Modesto, Calif., won the Super Unlimited class championship last weekend at the 2018 National Auto Sport Association National Championships presented by Toyo Tires. More than 450 amateur and professional drivers […]

By September 23, 2018 Read More →
Graffiti-Con Review in Prose

Graffiti-Con Review in Prose

Graffiti-Con Review By Dave Storm Well hello loyal readers of “MView” It is I Dave Storm, staying IN-TUNE. IN-TUNE with our readers In tune with our town. In tune with tomorrow Everywhere, all around. Let’s start up our engines And stomp on the gas. And color our worlds, With Comic-Art flash. Steering our way, through aisles of […]

By July 20, 2018 Read More →
Positive Living In Modesto

Positive Living In Modesto

Greetings Friends! There is so much more to ModestoView than just our ModestoView.com and the ModestoView magazine. Not only do we promote all of the positive issues, events and people in the 209, we also create many of the events that make this a place we call home. We hope you will take time to […]

By July 18, 2018 Read More →
BigView – Red Hot Summer Fun!

BigView – Red Hot Summer Fun!

The BigView By Chris Murphy Red Hot Summer Fun is the plan for July. There are so many things to do and July is buzzing with fairs, music, festivals, tomatoes, cocktails, and so much more. You really need to plan things out this month as July will be done before you know it and we […]

AllAmericanView – Don Monaco

AllAmericanView – Don Monaco

Modesto All American – Don Monaco Don Monaco is one of the fastest men in Modesto. Don Monaco has been racing fast all of his life. Don’s first car was a Model T that be bought when was 12 for $ 7. Son of a peach farmer, Don was a self starter all of his […]

WalkofFameView

WalkofFameView

Walk of Fame View By Chris Murphy Modesto USA is famous around the world as the Home of American Graffiti and the Home of George Lucas. We celebrate this history during Graffiti Summer and all year long. The Modesto Historic Cruise route is where it all happened. This is a 25 marker walking tour on […]