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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, […]

King of the Muscle Cars

King of the Muscle Cars

King of the Muscle CarsBy Middagh Goodwin The world may soon know about Modesto’s legends of the cruise and classic car culture.   Modesto is classic cars and cruising.  This, of course, stems from George Lucas’s 1973 film American Graffiti that focused on the stories of four young men with the backdrop of one last night of cruising 10th Street in Modesto, […]

By July 3, 2020 Read More →
Graffiti USA Museum – Coming Soon!

Graffiti USA Museum – Coming Soon!

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We are bringing 1962 back! There is only one home of American Graffiti in the whole galaxy and it’s here in Modesto USA. This is were George Lucas grew up, went to school, created his stories and raced his cars and then went to Modesto JC before heading off to USC […]

Larry Neville of the Legendary Neville Brothers

Larry Neville of the Legendary Neville Brothers

By: Abigail Murphy and Harrison Power In 1947, twin brothers Willis and Willard Neville opened up the classic institution that we know today as Neville Brothers. Located at 723 Needham Street and recognizable by the beautiful cars and murals that grace the exterior of the building, Neville Bros is known as a historical landmark and […]

BigView – The 1950s

BigView – The 1950s

The BigView by Chris Murphy There is really nothing like the sound of a hot rod motor, the squeal of tires and the sounds of the radio playing your favorite songs. Pulling in to a drive in, attended by a car hop on roller skates delivering a burger, fries and shake to you and your […]

BigView – Late 1940s Modesto – The Birth Of Cruising

BigView – Late 1940s Modesto – The Birth Of Cruising

The Birth of Cruising By Chris Murphy During World War II, gas was rationed, rubber was rationed, food was rationed, metal was rationed and recycled to build planes, tanks and ammunition. In 1945 and 1946, soldiers would return home, the cars of the 30s and 40s now had plentiful tires, fuel and many of them […]

Roots of Rock Legends

Roots of Rock Legends

By Chris Murphy Rockabilly is without a doubt the most exciting, artistic and raw form of early rock and roll today. Originally a term used an an insult, “rockabilly” became the foundation of rock with its simple slapping bass percussion and a boogie beat that’s guaranteed to make you dance, just like it did in […]

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 →
RescheduleView – Events Move to Fall

RescheduleView – Events Move to Fall

RescheduleView By Chris Murphy This has been quite of month. Just 45 days ago, April was loaded with more events that possible to attend. Since COVID-19, the word has turned upside down. Here are a couple of the key events that have been rescheduled to a date in the fall when hopefully we will be […]

GraffitiUSAView

GraffitiUSAView

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We are bringing 1962 back! What’s your story? Were you there? There is only one home of American Graffiti in the whole galaxy and it’s here in Modesto USA. This is were George Lucas grew up, went to school, created his stories and raced his cars and then went to Modesto […]

By January 31, 2020 0 Comments 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 – 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 […]

FoodView – Fast Eddie’s M.O.A.B Since 1952

FoodView – Fast Eddie’s M.O.A.B Since 1952

FoodView By Chris Murphy You can’t create authenticity and you can find loads of it at Fast Eddie’s M.O.A.B., Meal On A Bun. Flat out, this place holds the title of the longest running restaurant in the same location in Modesto, now operating in the same place since 1952. “Fast” Eddie Gibson started there in […]

What If ?

What If ?

What if? We had a way to celebrate our American Graffiti History? We had a museum to share our Graffiti USA history? We had a place where we could show our classic cars and collectibles? We had a showplace for cars, rock and roll history, radio history, educational space, Modesto history? We took our place […]