B.C. car enthusiasts honour Paul Walker with charity drive
Published Sunday, December 8, 2013 10:22AM EST
Hundreds of car enthusiasts have honoured the late ‘Fast & Furious’ actor Paul Walker with a tribute car cruise in British Columbia.
Drivers took to the streets of Richmond and Vancouver on Saturday, for a 30-kilometre cruise in memory of the actor who died in a high-speed car crash in Los Angeles last weekend.
Event organizer Lorenzo Garcia said the action movie franchise brought significant attention to the car scene and credits Walker with boosting interest in the hobby.
"It made all the difference, and Paul Walker was a big part of that," Garcia, founder of West Coast Car Events, told CTV British Columbia.
The 40-year-old actor was the passenger in a luxury Porsche when the vehicle crashed into a light pole and tree, then exploded in flames.
Garcia said Walker's death is a reminder that no one is invincible.
"We should all be careful on the roads," he said.
Saturday's event raised about $1,300 which will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross to support the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
With a report from CTV British Columbia's Scott Roberts