ABOUT THE PHAROAHS...
The Pharoahs Car Club was founded in 1948,
and is celebrating it's 75th anniversary in 2023. With
chapters located throughout the USA, and abroad, the reach of the club
is truly a global celebration of cool cars. The Pharoahs started
in Modesto, CA, where the story of the movie American Grafitti is set.
The younger kids in Modesto formed the fraternity called The Faros in
1957. They were too young to be in the adult car club,
which was made up mostly of WW2 & Korean War veterans called The
Pharoahs. The Faros were the group George Lucas wrote about in
the movie. They were his classmates. Both clubs trace their
history back to Modesto, with The Pharoahs going back years prior to
Because of copyright matters, the movie used a different spelling,
The Pharoahs has chapters throughout the US and abroad. Usually
with one mother chapter per state, and several sub-chapters.
The Pharoahs is all about:
No power struggles
No control seekers
Membership is available to anyone with a qualifying vehicle (pre-1975
for the original group, and 1975-1988 for second generation), for a one
time $75.00 membership fee. There are no annual dues.
Membership will give you the right to purchase Pharoah's gear
(T-shirts, jackets, hats, and more). These items are not
available to non-members. You will also receive a starter kit of
gear when you pay your membership. This kit includes a drag
plaque (plate topper for second generation), window stickers, and other
logo'd swag, based on what is currently going out.
Officers. Officers in a chapter are who keep the chapter going,
organizing events, updating social media, keeping up with memberships,
and generally making sure the trains all run on time. There are
no "extra" perks for being an officer, but you should acknowledge the
officers in your club who keep in all going. They are also your
first line of contact if you have a club related problem.
If you are intersted in joining the club, just come out to one of our
cruise-in events. Even if you're not interested in joining at
this time, come out and cruise with us and get to know us!! The
cruise-ins are not shows, they are just social gatherings that allow
people of similar interests to gather and chat amongs ourselves, and
meet new people.