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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 Cruise Route, where the people of the true cruising route inspired George Lucas’ film.  People across America and all over the world are invited to have a rockin’ good time as the “Walk of Fame” Class of ’21  is unveiled on the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route on Thursday, August 19, on 10th Street between J and K Streets in conjunction with the Mid Valley Chevy Club’s Park ‘n Shine that hosts approximately 300 classic cars and hot rods.


The Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame sidewalk markers celebrate the Legends of the Cruise that made it all happen.  They are the cruisers, the racers, the musicians, the students, the DJs and the dreamers that brought Modestocana to life then and now.


Six local legends will be added to the Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame:

Car Club:  The Modesto Area Street Rod Association

Mike Fenley

Jack Flower

Sam Gottshall

Jack Kearney

Marvin Narbaitz


Founding Legends of the Cruise from 2013-2019:

George Lucas, Leroy Applequist, Bart Bartoni, Chuck Billington, Candy Clark, Pete Hischier, Bo Hopkins, Paul Le Mat, Terry McGrath, Gene Winfield, Century Toppers Car Club, Bennie Furtado, Gerry Ramirez, Wendell Reed, Dennis Wilson, Charlie Reynolds, Don Monaco, Judy Felix Walk, Glen Wild, Dwight Trammel, Frank Burnett & The Faros, John Sanders, “Big Jon” Enberg, Rick Walker, Worth Weldon, Bobby Gaines,  Bell & Gaines, Modesto Throttlers, Ecurie Awol Racing Club. Don Wood, Allen Grant, Paul Corgiat , Roy Farriester, Jack McCoy, Steve Pedego, Dub Kyle Bill Terpstra, Bob Piccinini, Jerry Sauls, Road Rebels Car Club


Kick off Graffiti Summer- enjoy the Walk of Fame and know that you are walking on the legendary Historic Graffiti Cruise Route of 10th and 11th Streets in Modesto that inspired the film American Graffiti and brought the nostalgia of the 50s and 60s to the world.  Fantastic music will be provided by Third Party.  Host of the evening is ModestoView’s Chris Murphy.


The Legends of the Cruise “Walk of Fame” and Modesto Historic Cruise Route was created by Chris Murphy in partnership with the City of Modesto.  The Walk of Fame markers and were fabricated and donated by ModestoView, Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, and the amazing team of Mat Rogers and the Flying Turtle Concrete team and installed by the City of Modesto Streets Team. 


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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.