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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 […]

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 […]

Songwriter View: Songs For My Daddy-O

Songwriter View: Songs For My Daddy-O

Songwriter View: Songs For My Daddy-O By Patty Castillo Davis I was singing before I could walk. My household was made vibrantly alive and musically influential because of my parents. My Father, Alonzo Castillo is a transplant from Corpus Christi, Texas who fell madly in love with a California girl and the California Sound. The […]

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 […]

MoBand Turns 100

MoBand Turns 100

MoBand Turns 100 By Chris Murphy For as long as we can remember, these amazing summer Thursday nights with MoBand and 3,000 of your friends in the Mancini Bowl bandshell at Graceada park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds have made the perfect evening; a hall of fame slice of Modestocana. This 100-year season […]

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]