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

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  1. TheMayor

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    I think what's sad is he died in a way that, at least in the movies, portrayed him as invincible in car crashes and random violence. That irony will not be lost to most, including those who disagree with it and the objects, people, and activities that he loved in life.

    May his friends and family have our condolences, including his daughter who is without a father today.
     
  2. texasmr2

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    You are right about the irony and I had wrongly assumed he was the driver but thankfully I was wrong. RIP Paul.
     
  3. Isobel

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    Quick interview and mention of his rides. True car person.
    Interview With Paul Walker - Automobile Magazine
     
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    Very sad to hear this. My prayers go out to his daughter. I think the message here is you never quite know when life can end and how fast it can be taken from you.
     
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    I heard the nickname for the Carrera GT is The Widow Maker.

    RIP Paul Walker!
     
  6. robert biscan

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    The accident scene looks bleak. Terrible.
     
  7. CharlesE

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    The 930 was the original widow maker. I'm taking mine out later today and will keep that in mind.

    RIP Paul.
     
  8. S Brake

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    Also a name applied to the 996 GT2.
     
  9. Bas Jaski

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    The skulls was very enjoying...Also really enjoyed into the blue. He choose his roles well.
     
  10. Innovativethinker

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    I just watched the original last night. Reminded me of a 1970's movie. Very sad to wake up to.

    Condolences and prayers to the family.
     
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    Watching the video of the GT burning live was very uncomfortable. Just knowing the 2 were still inside. Hopefully they did not suffer. Very sad news.
     
  13. Bas Jaski

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    They (Paul and Roger) where both very experienced...Roger also raced in Pirelli World Challenge.
     
  14. Bas Jaski

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    They (Paul and Roger) where both very experienced...Roger also raced in Pirelli World Challenge. That said, as you say the CGT demands the utmost respect.
     
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    I had a Carrera GT for two years and put over 4k miles on it. Greatest car ever made bar none. However, it is NOT a car for average drivers trying aggressive driving.
    RIP both of the victims and my condolences to all family and friends
     
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    Just told my daughter, she was in shock! We all loved the FF movies, he was a pretty good actor. Fell really bad very bad for his family.

    RIP Paul Walker
     
  17. texasmr2

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    So Roger was the driver and also raced in the PWC series?
     
  18. SWB

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    RIP brah! Tragic news. Thoughts go out to his family.
     
  19. adelg88

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    anybody else notice some weird similarities between Paul and James Dean?

    even the photos of the wrecks are strangely the same

    [​IMG]
     
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    Driver Roger was over his head maybe showing off for Paul, I had a hopped up first gen 930 Turbo Carrera drove it hard for years never spun it. The CGT sounds like it has a nasty LTO window maker 2.

    RIP Paul
     
  21. Stevenb

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    RIP He will be missed. He stopped shooting fast and furious 7 a week ago so we will see a last movie :)
     
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    RIP Paul and Roger.




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    sent from Io, innermost moon of Jupiter
     
  23. TheMayor

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    Reports this morning on CNN say the street was covered with skid marks looking like someone was doing figure eights burn outs or drifting.

    If true, it sounds more like driver stupidity. We need to get all the facts but cars don't just crash on their own unless it's a mechanical failure.

    The message: be careful out there guys.
     
  24. TheMayor

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    Eye witnesses say he was unconscious or perhaps already dead. They tried to open the door but couldn't. I'm assuming because it was crushed against the lamp post which made getting to him difficult. He had on his seat belt and they had nothing to cut it with. Eventually the flames were too much and their fire extinguishers ran out. By the time the fire department arrived the car was fully engulfed.

    The 8 year old son of the driver witnessed it all. I can't imagine how horrible that would be.

    A CNN report this morning says that the street was covered with burn out marks like someone was doing figure 8's. It's not sure if it relates to the crash yet but certainly some kind of driver error seems to have happened. It was a very hard impact that sent parts all over the street.
     
  25. texasmr2

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    That's why I asked if it was Roger driving because imho any "Pro Driver" should know better and leave all the "show off antics" for the track not public roads. I wonder if a 'alcohol blood level/toxicity' test can still be performed on the body's since it has been reported that they were burned beyond recognition?
     

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