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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 →
HistoryView

HistoryView

HistoryView By Chris Murphy If you have family visiting here in Modesto over the holidays, we have a great suggestion for you. Check out the Modesto Historic Cruise Route. This is a fun walking tour that takes you on a loop of 10th, G, 11th, and K along many of our local fantastic restaurants and […]

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
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 […]

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer By Middagh Goodwin  We are in the midst of Graffiti Summer, and that means that MAMA season is just around the corner.  You might not know that the Modesto Area Music Association is a 501c-3 non-profit, that over the last few years we have been actively booking or helping others to book […]

By June 3, 2018 Read More →
Graffiti Summer Schedule

Graffiti Summer Schedule

2018 Graffiti Summer Where were you in ’62? There is so much to experience in Modesto USA when we celebrate the years made famous by American Graffiti. There are so many experiences unique to Modesto, like the A&W Friday Elvis Karaoke, the American Graffiti Festival Car Show and Cruise Parade, the Legends of the Cruise […]

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Ecurie Awol Car Club

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Ecurie Awol Car Club

Legends of the Cruise 2018 Walk of Fame By Chris Murphy People need to know our fantastic story. In 2012, we created and established the Modesto Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame. This was important in many ways. First, when talking to George Lucas, he refers to himself as a storyteller. With that in […]

The Big View – Where Were You in ’62?

The Big View – Where Were You in ’62?

The BigView – Where were you in ’62? By Chris Murphy Cars, Dating, Cruising and Music. This was living. For Modesto USA, this is one of the most fun parts of our history. No video games, limited TV, a single radio station and a desire to hang out and downtown Modesto was the place to […]

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Allen Grant

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Allen Grant

Allen Grant By Chris Murphy Downey High School 1958 There are some people that are larger than life. Modesto’s connection to the movie American Graffiti has certainly made that case. One of the cool things is that the characters that were created in the film could be so many people in our community and those […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →
Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Paul Corgiat

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Paul Corgiat

Paul Corgiat By Steve Corgiat Paul Corgiat is a life long resident of Modesto. Growing up on the family orchard he attended St. Stanislaus School and graduated from Modesto High School class of 1958. While in high school Paul played football, was on the swim team and was a member of the “Regs”. His love […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →
Interview – Legend of the Cruise 2018 – Don Wood

Interview – Legend of the Cruise 2018 – Don Wood

InterView – Legend of the Cruise and Grand Marshal Don Wood By Chris Murphy Car Shows don’t happen all by themselves. These are put on by dedicated people that care about their cause and want to promote it and Modesto is known for great car shows. This exactly describes Don Wood, the North Modesto Kiwanis […]

GEEKView: Cars and Comics

GEEKView: Cars and Comics

GEEKView: Cars and Comics By Middagh Goodwin      I am sure by now everyone has watched Avengers Infinity Wars, Deadpool 2 and Solo a Star Wars Story(no spoilers to those who are taking their sweet time to watch these.) The Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom are both out later this month and […]

By May 17, 2018 Read More →
Authentic Modesto for the Future

Authentic Modesto for the Future

This is a Modestination Proclamation and a roadmap for the future. “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 […]

By May 14, 2018 Read More →
GeekView: Star Wars and Comics

GeekView: Star Wars and Comics

GeekView: Star Wars and Comics By Middagh Goodwin This month marks the 41st Anniversary of the release of Star Wars. On May the Fourth at 5 pm we will celebrate our connection to this Galaxy Far, Far Away with Star Wars Day in the 10th Street Plaza. Bring the entire family out and be amazed […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →