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Graffiti View- Own a Business on 10th St

Graffiti View- Own a Business on 10th St

GraffitiView By Chris Murphy Own a Business on 10th! Have you always dreamed of having a cool business on the Historic Cruise Route of 10th Street? This dream can come true! How, you ask? The Graffiti USA Museum is building a re-imagined 10th St inside the building. We are talking magic here. Think CarsLand, Disney […]

Walk of Fame 2021 Inductees Celebration

Walk of Fame 2021 Inductees Celebration

Greetings Friends and Happy Graffiti Summer!   Please join us on Thursday evening.    Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame 2021 Inductees Celebration August 19, 2021  6:30  pm – 10th St Plaza Modesto The spirit of “American Graffiti” is back in downtown Modesto and endures today on 10th & 11th Streets in Downtown Modesto on the Historic […]

By August 17, 2021 Read More →
Walk of Fame Legends of the Cruise 2021

Walk of Fame Legends of the Cruise 2021

The Walk of Fame By Chris Murphy Back in 2012, when I approached George Lucas about getting involved in the Modesto Historic Cruise Route, I explained that our mission was simply to tell the stories behind the story that he told. He liked the idea and made a video that you can view at www.modestocruiseroute.com […]

2021 Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame – Modesto Area Street Rods

2021 Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame – Modesto Area Street Rods

Modesto Area Street Rod Association by Ray Lee 46 years ago, a group of guys and gals with a passion for street rods started our club, the Modesto Area Street Rod Association. Remember the year 1975? Cruising the streets of Modesto was still legal and cruising we did. This was our form of communication. What […]

2021Graffiti Legends of the Cruise  Sam Gottshall

2021Graffiti Legends of the Cruise Sam Gottshall

Sam Gottshall By Gayle Gottshall Sam Gottshall was born and raised in Modesto. Sam attended Downey High School and Modesto Junior College. He has been involved with old cars and hot rods since the age of 12. Sam’s cousin, whom was 6 years older, had a 1941 Willies Quarter mile car, and from that time […]

2021 Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame – John Kearney

2021 Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame – John Kearney

John Kearney My family moved to Modesto, CA in 1949. I attended Thomas Downey High School and graduated in 1961 one year ahead of George Lucas. Upon graduation I joined the United States Air Force and served 4 years in Strategic Air Command as an MP. While I was still in high school I started […]

2021 Graffiti Legends of the Cruise  Walk of Fame –  Jack Flower

2021 Graffiti Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame – Jack Flower

Jack Flower Jack Flower was one of Downey High class of 1960s fastest graduates. Driving a 1955 2- door Chevy Bel Air, his car was known around the region. Soon after graduation, Jack went to work for George Reed, Inc, essentially building the streets he was cruising and driving on. In 1969 he had the […]

2021 Legends of the Cruise  Mike Fenley

2021 Legends of the Cruise Mike Fenley

Mike Fenley By Chris Murphy Mike Fenley met his future wife Lisa when she picked him up to cruise McHenry in 1968 and the rest is history. Mike worked in his family business of the 5 Minute Car Wash since he was 12 years old. The first location at McHenry & Mensinger opened in 1963 […]

2021 Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame –  Marvin Narbaitz

2021 Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame – Marvin Narbaitz

Marvin Narbaitz By Dennis Wilson Marvin moved to Modesto in 1958 and was a classmate of George Lucas in Downey 1962. At 16 he started driving his mom’s car that he took to Smitty’s muffler where they’d heat your coils for $2 a side to lower front but only did one coil hoping she wouldn’t […]

ArtView: May Day

ArtView: May Day

Art View: May Day By Jim Christiansen May Day brings more flowers and good news than alarm bells this year, as venues and events starting to bloom and open. Summer class registration and schedules going at Chartreuse Muse, Dragonfly Art for Life, Queen Bean, Mistlin Gallery and the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Kaila Kindley […]

GraffitiView – Graffiti USA Museum Making Progress!

GraffitiView – Graffiti USA Museum Making Progress!

GraffitiView We are making progress. Thank you to all that have donated your time and money to the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum. It is time for all of us to get involved and we have a big job ahead of us. We need donations, volunteers, cars, construction skills and so much more. We hope […]

By December 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GraffitiUSAView – Ready to Rock

GraffitiUSAView – Ready to Rock

Graffiti View We are ready to ROCK! Graffiti Summer lives on here in Modesto USA! The Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum had our first car show last month with the American Graffiti Festival Quarantine Edition show. A special limited edition T-shirt was sold to raise funds for the North Modesto Kiwanis. But best of all, […]

By September 30, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Ceres Drive-In Returns!

Ceres Drive-In Returns!

The Return of the Drive In! This is exciting news. The Ceres Drive In will be reopening later this month! In this day, the drive in has emerged as the safe way to do things and now, you can experience a real full sized screen, concessions, digital sound and a real drive-in experience. How cool […]

By September 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GraffitiUSAView- Time to Start our Engines

GraffitiUSAView- Time to Start our Engines

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We have a new fresh look, we are getting things cleaned up and we are all working hard to bring the Graffiti USA Museum to life. We are rolling up our sleeves and ready to start our engines and celebrate our Graffiti, Car and Music culture at the corner of Coldwell […]

Graffiti USA Museum – Time to Start our Engines

Graffiti USA Museum – Time to Start our Engines

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We have the keys! It is time to start the engines. It’s time to rock and roll and build the Graffiti USA Museum located near downtown Modesto on historic US99. A group of local businesspeople and car and history fans have gotten together to create a place to celebrate our Graffiti, […]