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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, […]

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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 […]

June Greetings from Mayor Brandvold

June Greetings from Mayor Brandvold

Greetings fellow Modestans, I have talked for quite some time about budget difficulties facing our City. We have known what was lying ahead of us regarding retirement and medical insurance liabilities for some time now. What could not have been foreseen is the COVID-19 pandemic we are in, and our City is facing severe budget […]

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 […]

Virtual Graffiti Summer 2020

Virtual Graffiti Summer 2020

It’s Virtually Graffiti Summer! By Chris Murphy @modestochris So much has changed in the last few months and things continue to change daily. There were some really big plans that have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but there are some smaller events that still may happen. We will do our best to keep our […]

Greetings  – Virtual Graffiti Summer

Greetings – Virtual Graffiti Summer

Greetings friends, Well what a long strange trip it’s been. As I write this, the hair salons have just opened, the restaurants opened last week and you hear those little bits of life start coming back to our community. What is the new normal? No one knows, we haven’t done this before. One thing I […]

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 […]

PatioFest

PatioFest

PatioFest By Middagh Goodwin Join us for the second annual PatioFest not to be confused with Porchfest. On June 15th 6-9 pm the streets of Downtown Modesto will be filled with music coming from the patios from 19 participating restaurants, cafes and bars. You are invited to stroll around Downtown and check out not just the music but […]

By June 10, 2019 Read More →
Graffiti Summer 2019

Graffiti Summer 2019

Graffiti Summer 2019 By Chris Murphy Graffiti Summer in Modesto USA gets better every year! There are more fans, more cars, more fun and best of all, more people here in our area and around the world know that ModestoUSA is the Home of American Graffiti, the Home of George Lucas and the Birthplace of […]

Graffiti Summer Eats and Treats

Graffiti Summer Eats and Treats

Classic Summer Treats By Chris Murphy Just like when you go to a baseball game, it is all about the hot dog. When it is Graffiti Summer, it is all about the burgers, fries and shakes, and of course a good hot dog too. Modesto USA has some classic places to enjoy a meal, whether […]

Classic Graffiti Hits

Classic Graffiti Hits

Classic Hits George Lucas built American Graffiti around some of the best songs ever. The music was so important to him, that he spent nearly 10% of the total budget to make the film on music rights. It was the first movie to be built around pop songs as most movies and musicals had songs […]

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 […]

BigView – Graffiti Summer 2019

BigView – Graffiti Summer 2019

The BigView By Chris Murphy The Graffiti Summer sprit of Modesto USA is so much more than classic cars and nostalgia. Who we are today and what we will be, comes from our culture, our people and our sense of community. Communities like Modesto, that have great stories and history, and have a strong art, […]

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 […]