‘Fast and Furious’ actor Paul Walker was definitely loved by his fans. Last weekend, a small, impromptu vigil was held in honor of the fallen star. However, this weekend’s memorial was quite different.
According to CNN, fans have gathered at the crash site ‘by the thousands’ to pay homage to the famed actor.
Many of the those in attendance were not only ‘Fast and Furious’ fans, but car enthusiasts with modified rides similar to the high- performance exotics and muscle cars captured in the film’s street racing scenes.
The sound of revving engines, loud pipes, and custom sound systems filled the air as fans flooded Hercules Street and Constellation Road. in Santa Clarita, CA. Others simply parked several blocks away and walked to the Rye Canyon Business Park where the accident took place.
The event was scheduled to conclude with a honorary cruise through the Santa Clarita area, which is approximately 30 miles north of Los Angeles, CA. A mile-long procession was of vehicles were allowed to ride slowly through the streets surrounding the crash site.
Two small aircraft units circled the parameter of the area towing two banners that read, “RIP God be with Fast & Furious star Paul Walker,” and “Our hearts go out to his friends and family.” Flowers, teddy bears, gift boxes, car accessories, model cars and other keepsakes were all left at the crash site.
A Christmas tree has been situated where the red 2005 Porsche Carerra GT went up in flames. Walker, 40, along with his friend and financial adviser, Roger Rodas, 38, were killed after the high-performance vehicle struck a light standard. The two also partnered in a number of business ventures including an auto racing team coined after Rodas’ auto customization shop, Always Evolving. Walker
Today’s memorial was organized by fans with the help of several Southern California car clubs, and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Walker and Rodas’ families did not have any involvement in planning the memorial.