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Paul Walker from Fast and Furious died in a wreck...

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  1. El Wayne

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    Thanks. Didn't want to step on anyone's toes if they had posted something in the Silver thread that they didn't want to be visible to the general public.

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  2. niklas

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    Sad. Really enjoyed his movies. I, as well, was looking forward to the next FF film.

    Rip :(
     
  3. plastique999

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    Very sobering....I just picked up a CGT - really a wake up call.
    Prayers to his family.
     
  4. PaulK

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    RIP. Looks like it was a CGT and not a GT2.
     
  5. TheBigEasy

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    Just saw this as well. I was a fan. RIP.
     
  6. DesertDawg

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    I was never a huge F&F fan, although I've seen a couple of movies in that series, and found them enjoyable - from what I can tell, he seemed like he was a true "car guy", and not just being a poseur for the purposes of his movie roles... it's kinda like this younger generation has just lost its version of Steve McQueen, in a way. Not trying to compare the two people nor their careers directly, but does that make sense, sorta?
     
  7. yoda

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    Roger Rodas was the driver, he has some racing and track experience. I hope he wasn't driving recklessly because the Carrera GT is already a handful to drive.
     
  8. Killing Time

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    Yes, very sobering. A few years ago another pair in a CGT was killed on the track at Fontana Raceway though that accident did involve a 2nd car. Be careful out there.

    Carrera GT Crash Settled for $4.5 Million
     
  9. swilliams

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    RIP. Can't believe it. The Widow Maker Carrera GT strikes again.
     
  10. rnelson

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    Did you see the crash photos? That ain't no low speed collision. They must have been absolutely flying through that industrial park.

    RIP.
     
  11. BLUROAD

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    Sad
     
  12. rnelson

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    "Is married with two children and strongly believes family comes first to all endeavors"

    Walker has a daughter also.

    Just a reminder to think of your kids before you go decide to go pedal down.
     
  13. Killing Time

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    Makes sense. Even after the first movie he bought some cars, kind of stayed in the scene whereas Vin when asked if he got into the cars, he said no, he was off to do some other characters. The franchise, in my opinion really started working again when those two were reunited.
     
  14. NürScud

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    Yes rnelson. The impact looks heavy in high speed.... I still can't believe it.....
     
  15. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    I used to commute to work with a guy who had a picture of his family (family portrait) taped to the dash next to the speedo. Perfect way to keep them in mind imo.
     
  16. Jdahlstrom

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    I get where you are coming from. I grew up with these movies. While these were not the start of my love for cars it was always nice seeing movies being made about cars. RIP Paul
     
  17. Webby

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    RIP. Definitely guilty pleasure movies. Sad for both of their families.
     
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    Our kids went to the same school and the few times I saw him he seemed like a pretty straight up guy and definitely loved cars. He was a regular Dad always waiting in line to pick up his daughter just like the rest of the parents.

    Very tragic and our hearts go out to his daughter.
     
  20. Arminti

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    Just devastating news. One of my favorite actors of all time, and one of the reasons I got in to cars.

    R.I.P Paul Walker/Brian O'Connor
     
  21. Killing Time

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    Look at pictures of the mostly intact Fontana raceway crash back in 05 and pics of this crash.
     
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    Another CGT got away from the driver and killed someone too young!

    So sad. He was even on one of those Shark Men shows from Guadalupe Island.

    RIP Paul.
     
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