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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 […]

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 →
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 […]

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 →
Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Jack McCoy

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Jack McCoy

Jack McCoy By Pete Hischier In 1950 Jack McCoy’s family moved to a ranch in Ceres, CA and opened a tire shop on 9th Street in Modesto. Jack plowed a loop around the corrals and barn to race horses and later bicycles. This is where he learned his first lessons about suspensions and gear ratios. […]

By May 27, 2018 Read More →
Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Roy Farriester

Legends of the Cruise 2018 – Roy Farriester

Roy Farriester By Pete Hischier, Chris Murphy & Farriester family There is a part of Roy Farriester in most Modesto street rods. For decades, Farriester Auto Wreckers was the hangout. The car guys and clubs used to pick and pull the parts to rebuild their cars. Roy lived most of his life in Modesto. From […]

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 […]

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 →
InterView – John Sanders – 2017 Legend of the Cruise

InterView – John Sanders – 2017 Legend of the Cruise

InterView By Chris Murphy John Sanders 2017 American Graffiti Car Show Parade Grand Marshall and Legend of the Cruise The spirit of American Graffiti in Modesto would not be alive today without John Sanders. John was part of Modesto’s beginning car culture in the 1950’s. Not only that, he has worked hard to continue the […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
Big View- Exciting Graffiti Summer Highlights

Big View- Exciting Graffiti Summer Highlights

Summer 2017 Highlights www.graffitisummer.com This is the month to get our your poodle skirts and saddle shoes, leather jackets, slick back your hair, polish the chrome and get into gear. People from all over the world will be heading to Modesto to experience a slice of ModestoCana served up during Graffiti Summer. There are some […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
2017 Legend of the Cruise Bobby Gaines

2017 Legend of the Cruise Bobby Gaines

Bobby Gains Downey High – 1962 Robert N Gains has one of the best reputations for making the cars of the Modesto Graffiti era go as fast as possible. Born in Missouri, he came to Modesto in 1949, attending Orville Wright, LaLoma and Downey. His dad had Gaines Texaco on Yosemite. Bobby worked at the […]

RockabillyView- Rods and Rockabilly

RockabillyView- Rods and Rockabilly

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Graffiti Rods N’ Rockabilly Graffiti is now well on its’ way in Modesto, the home of the American Graffiti Movie and home to George Lucas as a young man. We have been paying tribute to Graffiti in Modesto for many, many years. Some events are all old school car shows and […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →