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06/03/2014 5:23 PM

06/03/2014 5:24 PM


Volunteers are needed for the Modesto Grand Prix, presented by Save Mart Supermarkets, on Aug. 1-3. Sign-ups are being taken online for positions including setup crew, cleanup crew, hospitality, parking, runners, tickets/gates and volunteer check-in. Go to and click on the link. “Just as we couldn’t have a race without the participation of the drivers and teams from around the nation, we simply could not operate this event without the support of volunteers who will help make this race a reality,” said Mary Otten, deputy director of the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department, in a news release. “Being involved in the race as a volunteer allows community members to experience this exhilarating sport firsthand, which is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.” More than 500 volunteers will be needed for the event, also known as the Pro Tour Summer Nationals.


The American Graffiti Parade, featuring an array of classic cars, street rods and hot rods, will rumble through downtown and onto McHenry Avenue beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. This event requires several no-parking zones and street closures.

No-parking zones, street closures:

The following streets will be no-parking zones beginning at 2 p.m. Friday and will be closed to through traffic beginning at 3 p.m. for parade staging. The streets will reopen at approximately 10 p.m.

• I Street between Ninth and Seventh streets
• J Street between Ninth Street at Five Points
• 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th streets between I and J streets
• McHenry Avenue between J Street (Five Points) and Orangeburg Avenue
• The parking garage on 11th Street between I Street and J Street will be affected. Vehicles in this garage will not be permitted to leave after 6:30 p.m., as they are in the middle of the parade route.

The Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade route:

The parade starts at 10th and I streets, follows I Street to 17th, then 17th to McHenry Avenue. It proceeds north on McHenry to Orangeburg Avenue, then returns south on McHenry to J Street, takes J to 10th and then 10th to I Street. For more information regarding the Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade or the American Graffiti Car Show and Festival that will be held at the Modesto Junior College West Campus, visit or call 888-746-9763. For more information regarding Graffiti Summer 2014 events, visit or call the Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau at (209) 526-5588.

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