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Where Were You in 62

Where Were You in 62

Where were you in ’62?On August 1st, 1973, American Graffiti premiered at the Avco Center Triplex in Los Angeles. The coming-of-age film was co-written and directed by George Lucas. The film was released in stages across the country, opening on August 12th at New York City’s Sutton Theatre. On August 15th, an additional 23 theaters, […]

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Donation and Consignment Services

Donation and Consignment Services

Donation and Consignment ServicesBy Carly Russell On Sunday, August 6th, Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum will return to the 16th Annual Del Rio Country Club Car Show with our Museum community outreach booth and a very special 1937 Ford Deluxe Coupe recently donated to the Museum. George Vincent generously donated this beautiful car to the […]

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Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum Celebrates 4th of July with Grand Marshals and Museum Preview

Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum Celebrates 4th of July with Grand Marshals and Museum Preview

Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum Celebrates 4th of July with Grand Marshals and Museum PreviewBy Carly RussellWe’re excited to announce that this year’s 4th of July Parade in Modesto will be led by a very special group of Grand Marshals – the current and past chairmen of the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum, Brent Burnside, […]

By June 28, 2023 Read More →
Join the Graffiti USA Museum for Summer Fun

Join the Graffiti USA Museum for Summer Fun

Join the Graffiti USA Museum for Summer Fun! By: Carly Russell Get ready for a summer full of fun and excitement with the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum! We are thrilled to announce that we are participating in over ten classic car-themed community events throughout June! The Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum volunteers offer free […]

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Join Graffiti USA Mailing List and Classic Car Registry

Join Graffiti USA Mailing List and Classic Car Registry

Join our Mailing List and Classic Car Registry By Carly Russell With the almonds in full bloom and the rain subsiding, we’ve seen an uptick in Classic Cars out, cruising our city streets, enjoying the sunshine on the outskirts of a very wet winter.   In March, our volunteers were at the Modesto Certified Farmers […]

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Bree Fitzpatrick: Modesto Marathon Flat and Fast

Bree Fitzpatrick: Modesto Marathon Flat and Fast

Interview: Bree Fitzpatrick: Modesto Marathon Flat and Fast By Carly Russell On March 26th, thousands of runners, joggers, and walkers will participate in the Modesto Marathon, a fast and flat road race course designed for everyone from elite runners with goals of qualifying for the Boston Marathon to first-timers looking to conquer their first road […]

By March 1, 2023 Read More →
<strong>2nd Annual Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner Fundraiser</strong>

2nd Annual Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

2nd Annual Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner Fundraiser Saturday, March 25th, from 2PM-6PM Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum 610 North 9th St, Modesto, CA 95350 On Saturday, March 25th, Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum will host their 2nd Annual Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner Fundraiser following the Modesto Marathon Packet Pick-up Event at 610 North 9th Street, Modesto, CA.  […]

By February 20, 2023 Read More →
Calling All Classic Cars to the 2023 Modesto Marathon Race Course!

Calling All Classic Cars to the 2023 Modesto Marathon Race Course!

Calling All Classic Cars to the 2023 Modesto Marathon Race Course! Sunday, March 26th, from 6 AM-2 PM Bringing a unique spin to this year’s race as only Modesto can, the 2023 Modesto Marathon will feature Classic Cars parked throughout the 5k, 10k, half, and full-marathon course!  This year’s Marathon theme, “Graffiti USA,” aims to […]

By February 20, 2023 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 →
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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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