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Hey, since we are on the subject of movies, who remembers "American Grafitti"? And who would you have liked to be, if you had the chance to play the part? My pick would be "John Milner", pretty cool guy, and he drove a Ford too!!!
 

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brought back memories...I used to live in Modesto Ca...which is where the movies heritage is based. Every year they had 'Grafitti Night' which was a HUGE cruise in for hotrods, etc. Chairs and coolers on the sidewalk and watch the cars drive by. This was 10 years ago...anyone from Ca know whether or not this still exists??
 

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Outstanding film. Milner had it right, too.

We played like those kids every night in high school. Sock hops, brew in the trunk, parkin' and cruisin'. I had more cops 'advise' me how to live my life and send me on my way, and D.U.I. didn't exist.

Now my high school buddies get to watch me live it all over again in my Bullitt! (Well, as much of it as my family will let me get away with.) Do I want to grow up?.....
 

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We still do the cruise thing, however as with everything else, the younger crowd is beginning to ruin it, as they are doing to the Hot August Nights. Heck, I'm still out there on McHenry Blvd. every weekend night I have free, or I drive to Fresno and hit Blackstone.
 

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hey MSWAIM...I lived on Boise Av off of Hatch on the south side of Modesto...you know, down from the Tallow rendering plant that was hell when the winds were blowing west...
 

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woooo wooo WOW, thats alittle before my time but i have a vague memory of it.... dont know the name but ill take the guy in the FORD
 

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Bullitt 3230...Ah the tallow works, it's still a big "hit" when the wind blows just right. Helps clean up your sinuses. I only stay here during the week to cut down on the commute time. On most nights, it takes two hours to cover the distance from Fresno to Modesto, and doing that twice a day is just no fun anymore.

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MSWAIM...I always knew when the winds were about to shift when the dogs started licking their chops!! GAG!
1900 Boise ave...1300 sq'...my first house, sold and moved to GA same money into 1 acre and 3000 sq' house with a basement 200 sq' larger then Modesto. I'm not sure I could ever move back...though I miss the Sierra.
 

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I heard they enacted an "anti-cruising" law in modesto. or maybe i'm thinking of another city. either way, the damn gov't is trying to keep us from having fun.
 

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Yes, they did enact an anti-cruising law here in Modesto, as did the city of Fresno....But the ordinance stinks, and no one obeys it....Long live the freedom to pursue happiness.
 

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The other place that was BIG to cruise in NCal in my day was Walnut Creek..."Cruise the Creek". That tiny burb was SO packed, two hours wasn't enough to go one mile down main.
They cracked down and shut that down in the mid '70's. That's when we went out to the valley to cruise...major hotrods, and then Modesto created the Annual Grafitti Night in the 80's in the belief that a big sanctioned annual cruise would help to reduce the every friday night cruise down McHenry ...ya...right
 

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Yeah,we have some cruising going on around here,but mostly it is of the park and talk variety. Not like the evenings I remember,during 1969-72. I mean damn near evrything on the blvd.was a type of musclecar. Stoplight runs were the thing. Now it's just imports and minivans everywhere. Yes there are new and old musclecars running around on Sat.nights,but it just isn't and won't ever be the same.
 
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