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Lowrider Culture Takes Center Stage at Graffiti USA

Lowrider Culture Takes Center Stage at Graffiti USA

Lowrider Culture Takes Center Stage at Graffiti USA By Middagh Goodwin and Carly Russell     On the heels of Hispanic heritage month, and as the Modesto Crusier’s Council works towards recognition for their community and cultural pastime, (gatherings that commingle their love for classic cars and a celebration of family and support for the […]

By October 29, 2022 Read More →
Pony Car Stamps and Car Show

Pony Car Stamps and Car Show

Pony Car Stamps and Car Show By Carly Russell On Friday, September 16th the US postal service is holding a special event in honor of the Pony Car Commemorative Stamp release at the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum in Modesto, CA.  Open to the general public from 10 AM-4 PM, attendees of this community event […]

By September 5, 2022 Read More →
Where Were You In ’62 

Where Were You In ’62 

Where Were You In ‘62  By Middagh Goodwin On August 1st, 1973, American Graffiti, the coming of age film co-written and directed by George Lucas, premiered at Los Angeles’ Avco Center Triplex. The film’s release was staggered across the country, opening on August 12th at New York City’s Sutton theatre and, on August 15th, 23 more theatres, including […]

By August 22, 2022 Read More →
TDHS Class of 62 Celebration

TDHS Class of 62 Celebration

Where were you in ’62?   Thomas Downey High School Class of 1962, If you happen to receive a “Save the Date” postcard in the mail that the TDHS 60th Reunion has been delayed, that is for a second Reunion party next year.   Happening soon, The TDHS Class of 1962 Celebration of our 60th […]

By July 6, 2022 Read More →
KFRC Sturgeon in Modesto USA

KFRC Sturgeon in Modesto USA

AM Radio! The 610 KFRC Mobile Studio, “The Sturgeon” comes to Modesto on 6-10 Growing up in Modesto, the “other” AM radio station we listened to most in the 60s, 70s & 80s was 610 KFRC from San Francisco with Dr. Don Rose, Bobby Ocean and more! The KFRC Sturgeon was a mobile broadcasting studio, […]

Legend of the Cruise: Jenny Kenoyer

Legend of the Cruise: Jenny Kenoyer

Jenny Kenoyer Modesto High  –  1953 Jenny has been honored by the North Modesto Kiwanis as the Grand Marshal of the 2022 American Graffiti Festival Cruise Parade.  As Modesto High’s first woman yell leader, Jenny has been a champion for Modesto’s Graffiti scene for as long as she can remember.  Born in Patterson, she moved […]

By June 7, 2022 Read More →
Legend of the Cruise: Ron Pippin

Legend of the Cruise: Ron Pippin

Ron Pippin Downey High – 1975 His high school car was a 1929 Ford Model A with a Flat Head 8BA V8. After high school, Ron went to work in the construction industry while attending what would become the Construction Management Program at Sacramento State. Ron would continue his career in Institutional and industrial construction, […]

By June 7, 2022 Read More →
Legend of the Cruise: Bob Rose

Legend of the Cruise: Bob Rose

Bob Rose Downey High – 1973 He got his love of cars and street rods at a very young age from his father, Luis Rose. His first car was a 1947 Ford pickup. Bob married his high school sweetheart Jackie and will be married 47 years in August. His first “ground-up” street rod build was […]

By June 7, 2022 Read More →
Legend of the Cruise: Dan Vierra

Legend of the Cruise: Dan Vierra

Dan Vierra Our Lady of Mercy High, Merced – 1961 Dan grew up on a dairy east of Turlock and attended Our Lady of Mercy High School in Merced. One of his earliest memories was receiving his first car – a pedal car – at age four. Since then he’s owned Studebakers, Pontiacs, Chryslers, Corvairs, […]

By June 7, 2022 Read More →
Legend of the Cruise: Vern Silva

Legend of the Cruise: Vern Silva

Vern Silva Turlock High School- 1965 My car was a 1957 Chevy. My senior ditch day was spent at a friend’s working on his car. Now I am helping friends with repairs and building cars from the ground up. I went to Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 and came back and started a family with […]

By June 6, 2022 Read More →
Legend of the Cruise the Deacons

Legend of the Cruise the Deacons

Deacons The Deacons car club was established 60 years ago and still meets as a group.Founded at Downey High School in 1962 by a group of young men who were interested in hot rods, cars, and drag racing. They were affiliated with the International Car Club of America. They all loved to cruise 10th Street […]

By June 6, 2022 Read More →
Legends of the Cruise 2022 Walk of Fame Inductees

Legends of the Cruise 2022 Walk of Fame Inductees

Legends of the Cruise 2022 Walk of Fame Inductees By Chris Murphy As George Lucas once said about American Graffiti, these were the stories that he grew up with cruising on 10th and 11th Street in those formative high school years.  Everything was about your boyfriend or girlfriend, being seen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, driving, racing, […]

By June 6, 2022 Read More →
GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the ConBy Middagh Goodwin First things first, if you have not bought your tickets to see Star Wars: A New Hope with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at the Gallo Center on June 3rd or 4th, do that now. You do not want to miss a live performance of John William’s Score while […]

By June 2, 2022 Read More →
BargainView: Summertime Fun

BargainView: Summertime Fun

BargainView: Summertime FunBy Monica Barber Say hello to summertime! It’s Ms M’s favorite season, and she loves to enjoy a nice cold brew. Today she’s sipping fat one of downtown’s favorite vegan spot, The Farmacy. While her schedule doesn’t allow time to enjoy much of the menu, it is highly recommended that you do. Summertime […]

By June 1, 2022 Read More →
Graffiti Car Art Exhibit

Graffiti Car Art Exhibit

Kruse Lucas Art Gallery hosts a Graffiti Car Art Exhibit to celebrate the upcoming Graffiti Parade and Car Shows. The exhibit will feature the photography work of Rick Raef. Rick began photographing local Graffiti events to capture the celebration of California’s car culture. His work will be exhibited in June, July and August at Kruse Lucas Imports, 525 […]

By May 26, 2022 Read More →