Without the F&F series, car culture today would be very different - F&F is the franchise that started it all. I grew up watching the films (god knows how many times) and it undoubtedly influenced the way I thought about cars and it definitely helped spur on my love for cars. I know for sure that it made me respect and appreciate all types of cars. For some, it’s inspired people to live their lives by cars.
For those who do not know that much about Paul Walker outside of F&F, off-screen he contributed a lot to the SoCal car scene and car culture in general through his passion for racing cars and managing a performance parts shop amongst many things. He is a guy that appreciated all types of cars, and as car enthusiasts we can look up to this. JDM, muscle, whatever type of car - don’t hate. Of course we’ll always know that he had an affection for Skylines ;)
Paul Walker. We all owe you a 10 second car.
I told myself I wouldn’t do this, like I said ‘everybody is doing this, don’t do it it’s stupid we all know you love him just don’t’ but i found a couple pictures of Brian’s Hakosuka and I just… I’m doing it.
I hope you have a thousand of these with you right now man, drive the shit out of them for all of us.
I propose we set up a day for us, car enthusiasts, to meet up and form one big group and cruise from one point to another on the highway for his sake. Let’s make it a memorable day to show our gratitude for how much he’s influenced the car community. Ultimately, as an actor or not, he was family in my eyes and I feel it’s the least we could do.
No racing, no funny business, just a cruise in dedication to Paul Walker.
Whenever I think of Paul Walker, I think of this video. Not many people realize it but Paul was a real life car enthusiast, his roles in the fast and the furious just highlighted his real life passion. Although Fast and the Furious made me fall in love with the r34, it was this vid that made me give the r35 a chance and it was this vid that highlighted him to me as a great person who wasn’t just acting but doing what he loved when he was on screen. So from all car enthusiast alike, I wanna say thank you and may you rest in peace. R.I.P Paul Walker