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Lowrider Culture Takes Center Stage at Graffiti USA

Lowrider Culture Takes Center Stage at Graffiti USA

Lowrider Culture Takes Center Stage at Graffiti USA By Middagh Goodwin and Carly Russell     On the heels of Hispanic heritage month, and as the Modesto Crusier’s Council works towards recognition for their community and cultural pastime, (gatherings that commingle their love for classic cars and a celebration of family and support for the […]

By October 29, 2022 Read More →
Pony Car Stamps and Car Show

Pony Car Stamps and Car Show

Pony Car Stamps and Car Show By Carly Russell On Friday, September 16th the US postal service is holding a special event in honor of the Pony Car Commemorative Stamp release at the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum in Modesto, CA.  Open to the general public from 10 AM-4 PM, attendees of this community event […]

By September 5, 2022 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: 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, […]

By June 7, 2022 Read More →
Legend of the Cruise: Vern Silva

Legend of the Cruise: Vern Silva

Vern Silva Turlock High School- 1965 My car was a 1957 Chevy. My senior ditch day was spent at a friend’s working on his car. Now I am helping friends with repairs and building cars from the ground up. I went to Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 and came back and started a family with […]

By June 6, 2022 Read More →
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 […]

By June 6, 2022 Read More →
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Comes to Graffiti USA

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Comes to Graffiti USA

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” Comes to the Graffiti Museum on April 2nd MODESTO, CA (March 28 2022) – We all know and love the classic 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but we cannot wait to see it performed LIVE by Modesto Christian Performing Arts at the Gallo Center on April 8th. The Modesto Graffiti USA Museum is […]

By March 28, 2022 Read More →
Graffiti View- Own a Business on 10th St

Graffiti View- Own a Business on 10th St

GraffitiView By Chris Murphy Own a Business on 10th! Have you always dreamed of having a cool business on the Historic Cruise Route of 10th Street? This dream can come true! How, you ask? The Graffiti USA Museum is building a re-imagined 10th St inside the building. We are talking magic here. Think CarsLand, Disney […]

ArtView: May Day

ArtView: May Day

Art View: May Day By Jim Christiansen May Day brings more flowers and good news than alarm bells this year, as venues and events starting to bloom and open. Summer class registration and schedules going at Chartreuse Muse, Dragonfly Art for Life, Queen Bean, Mistlin Gallery and the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Kaila Kindley […]

GraffitiView – Graffiti USA Museum Making Progress!

GraffitiView – Graffiti USA Museum Making Progress!

GraffitiView We are making progress. Thank you to all that have donated your time and money to the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum. It is time for all of us to get involved and we have a big job ahead of us. We need donations, volunteers, cars, construction skills and so much more. We hope […]

By December 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
BigView – Rebuilding and Rejuvenation

BigView – Rebuilding and Rejuvenation

By Chris Murphy The 1990s delivered a lot of change to Modesto. Most of it for the good but some that would kneecap one of our greatest and most famous traditions. As our Graffiti Summer and the cruise got bigger and cruisers and famous rockers came from all over the world, the City of Modesto […]

By October 12, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GraffitiUSAView – Ready to Rock

GraffitiUSAView – Ready to Rock

Graffiti View We are ready to ROCK! Graffiti Summer lives on here in Modesto USA! The Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum had our first car show last month with the American Graffiti Festival Quarantine Edition show. A special limited edition T-shirt was sold to raise funds for the North Modesto Kiwanis. But best of all, […]

By September 30, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Ceres Drive-In Returns!

Ceres Drive-In Returns!

The Return of the Drive In! This is exciting news. The Ceres Drive In will be reopening later this month! In this day, the drive in has emerged as the safe way to do things and now, you can experience a real full sized screen, concessions, digital sound and a real drive-in experience. How cool […]

By September 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Graffiti USA Museum – Time to Start our Engines

Graffiti USA Museum – Time to Start our Engines

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We have the keys! It is time to start the engines. It’s time to rock and roll and build the Graffiti USA Museum located near downtown Modesto on historic US99. A group of local businesspeople and car and history fans have gotten together to create a place to celebrate our Graffiti, […]