Car fans and “American Graffiti” aficionados young and old turned out Saturday for the annual Kiwanis American Graffiti Car Show and Festival at Modesto Municipal Golf Course. More than 1,200 vintage cars are on site at the event, which continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with bands, DJs, vendors, food and more.
In the city where the legend began, the weekend celebrating all things “American Graffiti” kicked off Friday night. The parade drew hundreds of spectators on a steamy evening; it will be followed by a car show this weekend at Modesto Municipal Golf Course.
In June 2014, just three days after they wrapped up the 16th American Graffiti Car Show and Festival, members of the North Modesto Kiwanis Club met for what John Sanders, the event’s general chairman, called “a debriefing.”
The biggest event of the annual Graffiti Summer June blowout in Modesto will draw its crowds to a different location this year. The 17th annual Modesto American Graffiti Car Show and Festival, sponsored by the North Modesto Kiwanis Club, will be held at the Modesto Municipal Golf Course on June 13-14.