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Legends of the Cruise
Legends of the Cruise

Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route

Walk of Fame 2018 Inductees Celebration

June 6, 2018, 6:30  pm - 10th St Plaza Modesto

The spirit of “American Graffiti” 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 ’18  is unveiled on the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route on Wednesday, June 6, 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:

Ecurie Awol Racing Club

Don Wood-Cruise Parade Grand Marshal

Allen Grant

Paul Corgiat

Roy Farriester

Jack McCoy

Interviews will be available on the 6th.

The Families of Roy and Jack will be representing posthumously. Allen Grant will have his Lucas Designed AC Cobra on display at the event.

Founding Legends of the Cruise from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017:

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, Worth Weldon, Bobby & Bell Gaines and the Modesto Throttlers.

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.  The host of the evening is ModestoView’s Chris Murphy.


The Legends of the Cruise “Walk of Fame” markers were created by Chris Murphy and were fabricated and donated by ModestoView, Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, and Flying Turtle Concrete.


Want more Modesto Historic Cruise Route information, or have a few cool pictures you want to share?  Visit  www.modestocruiseroute.com and www.graffitisummer.com Please visit our video gallery for Cruise Legend stories.


Contact Chris Murphy (209) 534-1704, Jennifer Mullen (209) 526-5588 or Middagh Goodwin 209-279-3600 for event information and interview opportunities.

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