Thousands honor Paul Walker at impromptu car rally in Los Angeles

During the course of the week gone by a series of ugly stories surrounding the actor’s death came up: from the individual who had somehow managed to obtain pictures of Walker’s corpse, to the fanatic Christian sect that threatened to picket his funeral. And all I could think was, “wow, humanity sure can stoop low.”

So it gladdens my heart to know that, in the midst of all the sickos, there are still millions out there who not only appreciated Paul Walker in life but are also determined to celebrate him in death.

The story below is heart warming.

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Up to 20,000 were  expected to show up at a rally in the Los Angeles suburb where Paul Walker died  on November 30 in an impromptu memorial rally. The 46-year-old “Fast &  Furious” actor’s business partner, Roger Rodas, was also killed in the car  crash.

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“We’re huge Paul Walker fans and car enthusiasts. So we’re all just trying to  go there and pay our respects,” said fan Chris Ho, of the Los Angeles  area.

An impromptu memorial rally for Paul  Walker on Sunday produced a slow and furious traffic jam as thousands of  fans in souped-up cars paid tribute to the actor.

Streets in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita were turned into parking  lots as fans of the “Fast & Furious” star flocked to a makeshift shrine near  where he lost his life Nov. 30 in a fiery crash.

Up to 20,000 people were expected to show up to the rally, as word of the  event spread quickly on Facebook and Twitter.

Many of the mourners drove to the scene in modified Porches, Corvettes and even Toyota Camrys. A sign in the rear window of one white Honda Accord read, “Race in Paradise Paul Walker.”

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Many of the mourners drove to the  scene in modified Porches, Corvettes and even Toyota Camrys. A sign in the rear  window of one white Honda Accord read, “Race in Paradise Paul Walker.” 

“We’re huge Paul Walker fans and car enthusiasts. So we’re all just trying to  go there and pay our respects,” said fan Chris Ho, of the Los Angeles area.

Ho was bogged down in traffic about a mile from the spot on Hercules St.  where Walker was killed. Fans piled flower bouquets and left condolence notes at  the spot.

Thousands of “Fast & Furious” fans held a memorial and rally Sunday for Paul Walker (above inset), some even leaving messages on pole (r.) scorched by Walker’s burning car.

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Thousands of “Fast & Furious”  fans held a memorial and rally Sunday for Paul Walker (above inset), some even  leaving messages on pole (r.) scorched by Walker’s burning car.

Fans were undeterred by bumper-to-bumper traffic that stretched several  miles from Interstate 5 to Hercules St.

Many of the mourners drove to the scene in modified Porches, Corvettes and  even Toyota Camrys. A sign in the rear window of one white Honda Accord read,  “Race in Paradise Paul Walker.”

Streets in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita were turned into parking lots as fans of the “Fast & Furious” star flocked to a makeshift shrine near where he lost his life Nov. 30 in a fiery crash.

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Streets in the Los Angeles suburb of  Santa Clarita were turned into parking lots as fans of the “Fast & Furious”  star flocked to a makeshift shrine near where he lost his life Nov. 30 in a  fiery crash.

“I think he represents a lot of us,” fan Andrew Kellogg said of Walker, as he  slowly made his way to the memorial.

“He had the same mantra we all live by: We enjoy the kind of lifestyle we  have with the cars and the kind of passion we all have for them,” Kellogg  said.

A parade of car drive past the make shift memorial for actor Paul Walker, star of the "Fast and The Furious", on December 8 in Valencia, California.

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A parade of car drive past the make  shift memorial for actor Paul Walker, star of the “Fast and The Furious”, on  December 8 in Valencia, California.

Sheriff’s deputies were posted at nearly every intersection leading to the  memorial, directing traffic and enforcing traffic laws.

Jeff Baynes, 22, parked his souped-up Ford Mustang miles away and walked to  the memorial.

“I grew up watching him. He was my superhero,” Baynes said of Walker. “I’m  very, very saddened.”

Walker was a passenger in a high-performance red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when his friend and business partner, Roger Rodas, lost control and smashed into a light pole and tree. The car burst into flames and both men were burned beyond recognition.

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Walker was a passenger in a  high-performance red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when his friend and business  partner, Roger Rodas, lost control and smashed into a light pole and tree. The  car burst into flames and both men were burned beyond recognition.

Walker, 40, starred in five of the six “Fast & Furious” movies and had  been filming the seventh when he was killed.

He was a passenger in a high-performance red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when  his friend and business partner, Roger Rodas, lost control and smashed into a  light pole and tree. The car burst into flames and both men were burned beyond  recognition.

Police suspect the car was speeding when it crashed.

Walker and Rodas had just left an event for Walker’s charity, Reach Out  Worldwide, when tragedy struck.

Culled from nydailynews.com

 

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