Although portions of American Graffiti were produced in other Northern California locations, most of the memorable scenes in George Lucas’ timeless, coming-of-age movie were filmed right here in Petaluma in June and July, 1972.
Petaluma’s Salute to American Graffiti is an annual celebration of American Graffiti, classic American cars, cruising the “main drag”, rock ‘n roll music and the “happy days” of the ‘50s and early ‘60s. Produced by Cruisin’ The Boulevard, Inc., an all-volunteer, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit California Public Benefit Corporation, Salute proceeds benefit our own community projects; schools; and other community programs that focus on the arts, history, safety and welfare of Petaluma.
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Salute 2008 featured in four page pictorial, September issue of Custom Classic Trucks
The American Graffiti Cop Car &
The May 15, 2008 Destruction
Thousands jam the streets of Downtown Petaluma for Salute 2011!
Website photo contributors include Craig ‘Style’ Counsell, Rhonda Van Patten, Steve Rustad,
John Furrer, Ron & Cynthia Simmons, After 5 Media, Philip Hall, Scott Hess,
Rich Poremba, Sheri Perez, Steve Farley and Jim Johnson.