Modesto, California: American Graffiti Sculpture

Sculpture of the 1950s weekend cruising scene for teens in Modesto and a thousand other American towns. A nod to hometown boy and American Graffiti director George Lucas, sculpted in 1997 by Betty Saletta.

George Lucas Plaza

Mchenry Ave., Modesto, CA
George Lucas Plaza. Five points intersection Mchenry Ave and J St.
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American Graffiti sculpture.

American Graffiti Sculpture

Statue is in the middle of a complex intersection. There's free street parking on the side road next to Jack in the Box.

[Kim Wheeler, 04/02/2013]

American Grafitti cruising culture statue.

American Graffiti Sculpture

You've already listed this and its location, but here's a picture. The sculpture is dedicated to the cruising culture idolized in the George Lucas film American Graffiti.

[Joe Boulter, 04/09/2007]
American Graffiti Statue

A statue in downtown Modesto commemorates the home town of Star Wars creator George Lucas. The statue, depicting a teenage couple circa 1960 leaning on the hood of a car, pays homage to the cruising culture idolized in the Lucas film American Graffiti. The movie's action ostensibly takes place in Modesto although it was filmed [in Santa Rosa, CA].

[Cindi Billington, 07/20/2003]

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In the region:
Moaning Cavern, Vallecito, CA - 41 mi.

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