Friday-Sunday, June 10-12, 2016
Modesto Municipal Golf Course, Modesto CA
WELCOME TO THE AMERICAN GRAFFITI FESTIVAL 2016
Welcome to the 18th annual American Graffiti™ Festival. Festival dates were Friday June 10th (parade night) and Saturday June 11th, Sunday June 12th (Festival show days). The Festival grounds were at the Modesto Municipal Golf Course located at the corner of Tuolumne Blvd. and Roselawn Avenue in Modesto, California.
AMERICAN GRAFFITI-STYLE CRUISE NIGHT
The Parade on Friday June 10th started at 6:30PM and ran from downtown to McHenry Avenue, making a U-turn at Orangeburg Avenue then proceeding back into downtown. You must be registered in the show to be entered in the parade.
ABOVE: Manuel owns a restoration shop in Modesto CA called 70s Auto Body, and he restored this pristine 1968 Pontiac Firebird, but there’s a surprise under the hood. Instead of the usual 350 or 400 V8, this one has the OHC 6 cylinder Sprint engine.
ABOVE: I wonder if he wore that shirt because it matches the car? Either way, this is a very clean 1968 AMC Javelin.
ABOVE: There were more classic Impalas than…I can’t think of a suitable metaphor. There were a lot of Impalas. There’s a big Impala Club in the Central Valley and they make a big showing every year at this event. Nice cars.
BELOW: An entire section of the show was set aside for this wild collection of European exotics. Wow!!
You see the darndest things at the
American Graffiti Festival 2016
ABOVE: It’s not every day that you see a ’53 Corvette towing a trailer.
BELOW: This ’57 Chevy police car was done very nicely. However, I doubt the cops back then would have sprung for the pricey Bel Air model. It would probably have been a 210-series.
ABOVE: This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase: “Drop me at the curb”.
BELOW: If not the most unique, it was certainly the cutest. This is what happens when you drop a ’59 Nash Metro body onto a Suzuki Samarai chassis.
ABOVE: This ’68 Chevelle had a slice-and-dice job, cutting out the entire back seat…and maybe a little more.
BELOW: This guy’s been waiting in line all day!
DON’T MISS THE NEXT AMERICAN GRAFFITI FESTIVAL
It’s a great show, with hundreds of cool cars, in a nice setting. Lotsa sun, but also lotsa shade, nice people, good music. For more info go to: For all the details, visit their website at AmericanGraffitiFestival.com.
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!