Graffiti USA Museum – Time to Start our Engines

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, Car and Music culture at the corner of Coldwell and historic US 99, aka North 9th Street. It will bring to life a night in 1962, immerse the visitors in the sights and sounds of the Graffiti USA experience. Guests will be able to walk the “10th Street”, check out KFIV radio station, check out the stores of the time, see a movie at the Drive In and even eat in a classic diner. We will celebrate our Legends of the Cruise and will create a place that will attract classic fans from around the world and build an educational center that will excite the next generation of little cruisers. This interactive museum experience will tell more of the stories that created the Graffiti days.

The Graffiti USA museum needs you, your donations, your ideas, you collectibles and possibly even your cars. We are looking for community minded people to help up build this museum and make it a reality. Hopefully soon, there will be a new building to house this museum and we need you.

The Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum is a 501(c)3 corporation and is now ready to bring this to life! The museum will celebrate our love affair with the automobile, celebrate the 10th and 11th streets that were home to Modesto’s cruising experience.

Isn’t it past time that we bring our history to life, create this place for the people of the entire world to come visit? You can help us tell our story, change our future and become the Graffiti USA center of the universe. Drive by and take a look at 610 N 9th St. Modesto, Ca 95350

Please visit and see what is happening and to make a tax-deductible donation.
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It’s Graffiti Summer all year long in Modesto USA.
The classic cars gather every Friday night at the A&W at the Cruise in. This is a great way to properly distance, listen to Rock and Roll. Join the new Pharaohs and celebrate our Graffiti history and fun.


About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.