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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 […]

Go Modesto: Furiously Fast Weekend

Go Modesto: Furiously Fast Weekend

GoModesto: Furiously Fast WeekendAugust 27th-30th at the State Theatre you can watch the first 8 Fast and Furious movies you can buy a weekend pass and watch all 8 movies at a discounted rate. Also part of the FF weekend check out Cars & Coffee 8 am – 10 am on August 28th, they bring […]

By August 7, 2021 Read More →
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 […]

AllAgesView – Happy June Modesto

AllAgesView – Happy June Modesto

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson Happy June Modesto! As we all know, there is nothing that screams Modesto more than cars and American Graffiti. I had the opportunity to take it back to the 1950s and enjoy the drive-in movie of E.T. put on by the State Theater. If this sounds like something you are interested […]

FoodView – Velvet Grill and Creamery

FoodView – Velvet Grill and Creamery

FoodView By Chris Murphy Classic Fresh Tastes for All There is really nothing that goes with classic cars, cruising and rock and roll like a cheeseburger, fries and a milkshake. This is the very foundation of the drive-in, diner or juke joint. As Modesto’s classic history has evolved, so have our diners. The early drive-ins […]

Legends of the Cruise 2019

Legends of the Cruise 2019

Legends of the Cruise By Chris Murphy George Lucas’ American Graffiti was released in 1973 and since then, Modesto USA has been immortalized in one of the top 100 films of all time. There were so many people, cars and experiences that George drew inspiration from and these were all put together for this legendary […]

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 […]

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 →