‘In Memory of Paul’ Car Event Coming to SoCal, May 20
Late Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker to be honored at charity event hosted by his family & benefiting his foundation, Reach Out Worldwide.
Although Paul Walker started out in the teen-oriented comedies She’s All That and Varsity Blues, his career sped up immensely when he played undercover police officer Brian O’Conner in The Fast and the Furious. He would reprise this role in several popular sequels. Tragically, he died in 2013. But his friends and family are honoring his memory with a car hangout event.
His family has planned the memorial car show called In Memory of Paul, which is to be held in Santa Clarita, California, on May 20 and is the first U.S. event sanctioned by the late actor’s family. Proceeds from the event will go toward Walker’s charity, Reach Out Worldwide, an organization that sends relief assistance to assist in the wake of natural disasters.
The event centers on Walker’s passion for cars, and will include a car show featuring exotic rides, classic cars, and some star power. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous Hummer will be on display, and the show will feature other celebrity cars, as well as cars built in Santa Clarita for the Fast and the Furious movies. “For anyone who loves cars, and loves the Fast and The Furious movies, this is a dream come true,” event organizer Chris Lee tells KHTS FM.
Walker was killed on November 30, 2013, when the 2005 Porsche Carrera he was driving crashed in Valencia, California. At the time, he was in Santa Clarita for a Reach Out Worldwide fundraising event. Furious 7 would resume filming with the aid of CGI, and Paul’s brothers Caleb and Cody acting as his body doubles and stand-ins. His brothers will also attend the memorial event.
‘For anyone who loves cars, and loves the Fast and The Furious movies, this is a dream come true.’
“The car hangout in memory of Paul is such a great event because it will bring people together for a wonderful cause while they have a great time seeing all kinds of special, one-of-a-kind cars,” says Lee. Wonderful indeed, and a generous way to keep alive the memory of a talented actor the world lost far too young.
For additional information on the event, go to In Memory of Paul.