With the untimely death of Paul Walker last weekend, production of Fast and Furious 7 was put on hold and the future of the franchise has been left in doubt, but showing that even this worst-case scenario means nothing in the grand scheme of things, the creators of the hugely popular car movie franchise have released a touching video tribute to Walker.

The two-minute video is comprised of memorable scenes from the five F&F movies in which he starred, and the finishing shot shows him leaning against the European Mk1 Ford Escort his character piloted in the movie's most recent sixth installment. The video is posted below, and in related news of Paul Walker tributes, fans from around the globe are organizing cruises with hopes of paying homage to the actor and raising money for his Reach Out WorldWide charity.

There are confirmed events happening in British Columbia, Canada and Jacksonville, FL (both with expected turn outs of more than 500 cars) this month, but one planned for February in the UK has already eclipsed 10,000 people who say they'll be attending. There are likely many more such cruises taking place, so if you know of any, let us know in Comments.


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      SpitterGuy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice video... it's too bad that such a good guy had to perish like that. My condolences to his family and close friends.
      Eric
      • 1 Year Ago
      The lesson that should come from this accident is to respect your machine because it can make you dead. We're all fascinated by horsepower but when the fascination takes over that respect, this is the end result. RIP Paul and the others who have fallen before you and will fall after you. Remember Speed Kills!
        over9000
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Eric
        actually street racing kills, not speed, according to the people here
          Jim R
          • 1 Year Ago
          @over9000
          Reckless driving kills. Be it street racing or just flat out being an idiot.
      Car Guy
      • 1 Year Ago
      F&F franchise certainly will not end - so long as there is money to be made.
        tinted up
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Car Guy
        I know it won't be the same but the show must go on. As someone that publicly seemed to be genuinely interested in the culture surrounding the franchise, I am sure he wouldn't want the movies to stop. What about all the fans that hold the car culture dearly.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Quite touching.
      Hybridnetics
      • 1 Year Ago
      The truth is there is no evidence of "street racing" in this incident. Watch the videos. What is "street racing" anyway? Is it speeding? Driving next to another car? Road Rage? "Street Racing" doesn't happen anymore except in movies. True car guys and drivers know the dangers and take it to the track. They have no desire to street race. This was simply an accident. Calling it anything else is disrespectful. There's something odd about this crash: no definitive skid marks. This poses a lot of questions: Why couldnt the car stop? Was there mechanical failure? Any car going even the posted 45mph speed limit directly into a light pole and a tree without slowing will sustain the same "wraping" damage.
        Car Guy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hybridnetics
        The police report the car was going at least 90 MPH. Racing or not it was reckless driving. Your chances of living in a crash at that speed in a street car is small.
        bubciak
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hybridnetics
        http://truthernews.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/fast-and-furious-star-paul-walker-assassinated-by-obama-drone-strike/
        Michael Scoffield
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hybridnetics
        For two such experienced drivers to crash in a straight line, even in a Porsche Carrera GT, I find highly unlikely unless there was a mechanical failure. They were both mature and experienced individuals that I don't think would have taken any extreme risks while on a public city road.
          Jacel
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Michael Scoffield
          It's not about what you doubt... its about what actually happened. They were having a little fun and paid a high price that's it. People can make up all the fairy tales about it all they want but the facts are there. On another note experienced people die in their trade all the time this is not new. The only sort of mechanical failure might be what caused the GT to burst into flames.
          Really
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Michael Scoffield
          If only youth knew, that's all I can say to you!
      Zander McKean
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ertefa is doing a meet on Sunday at 7 at the big ass movie theatre in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada at Hwy 400/7. You can find more info on their FB page.
        ChaosphereIX
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zander McKean
        if it wasn't in the middle of winter, I might have showed...but alas no cars to take to the meet...
      twynbyz
      • 1 Year Ago
      There were reports that the car was running rough and fluid was leaking from underneath the vehicle. The reason they supposedly took the car out was to diagnosis the problem. I'm not sure if this is true, but that's what has been said on other forums. However, the issue I have with this theory is if the car was running rough and fluid was leaking, why not properly inspect the vehicle before taken it out for a drive? If any of this is true, Rodger and Paul put themselves in arms way unnecessarily. This obviously Is an unfortunate accident but it seems it could have been prevented. It really sad..........
        bubciak
        • 1 Year Ago
        @twynbyz
        http://truthernews.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/fast-and-furious-star-paul-walker-assassinated-by-obama-drone-strike/
      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      OK, i am about to offend a lot of people. Don't read this if you do not want to hear the truth. These two guys were street racing, what if they killed somebody? Few months ago we read here on Autoblog about a guy who went drinking and driving and killed a guy............and created a YouTube video about how he has changed and matured and hopes to get leniency. Walkers friends are directors, he has access to the BEST lawyers in the country............if he killed some family while street racing oh you can bet he would have 30 professional YouTube videos about how good of a human being he is for now becoming an anti street racing advocate. Please, save tears, no one cares. Live by the sword, die by the sword.
        Justin L
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        Street racing and simply speeding are 2 different things.
          over9000
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Justin L
          So street racing is bad and speeding is OK?
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        actually your wrong. Police have officially ruled out that they were street racing at the time of the accident so on that fact you are completely wrong. Speed was a factor obviously, as is the fact that the Carrera GT is an extremely difficult to drive, scaring even professional drivers. Theres also the question as to why the car skidded off in a straight line instead of twisting all over the place. I honestly don't know if we'll ever have a good explanation as to what really happened, but I do know that a extremely well respected who has reached many lives through movies and service work has died and frankly for that everybody should care.
        Cursethedawn
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        Read a few facts before you go "stating the truth." Police have said they determined there was no racing involved in the crash. They said speed could have been a factor but they were alone, not racing another car.
        Stevan Cartwright
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        Like I said before nobody has proof they were street racing..just because they were speeding dosnt mean they were racing.. Wait until you have proof before saying things like that
        ChrisD
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        ASS
        Smilez1105
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        As many have stated: "Don't read this if you do not want to hear the truth" IMMEDIATE fail.
        bubba_roe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        Shut up you f****** dork.
        Gordon Chen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        If you're SPECULATING they were street racing, don't call your rant the "truth"
        Gordon Chen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        We don't know if they were street racing.
          Bernard
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Gordon Chen
          @over9000 A race is a competition. Who were they competing against? At best the evidence shows speeding, but there is nothing to indicate that they were doing it as a competition.
          over9000
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Gordon Chen
          They were racing.... racing does not mean it always has to involve another car, moron.
          over9000
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Gordon Chen
          ok so, I guess speeding is OK then. But racing is not?
      Skicat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rodas and Walker were speeding in one of the most dangerous sports cars on Earth – not my opinion, but that of several world class drivers. http://jalopnik.com/porsche-that-killed-paul-walker-dangerous-needs-res-1474240192 It's too bad Rodas didn't have enough respect for the car or skill to manage it that he killed himself and another as a result. As for all you wanna be F&Fers who bring their movie fantasies to life on the street (and I don't doubt you do to go on worshiping an actor and movie franchise so), I only hope you avoid the fate of these two and don't take out any innocent pedestrians.
        KC
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Skicat
        No one knows definitively what happened, there could have been a mechanical failure, I believe the car was being worked on. So lets just leave it at what we know, 2 people died in an accident.
          MotionDesigner
          • 1 Year Ago
          @KC
          That's wishful thinking but c'mon. All indications point to speeding... at a very high rate nonetheless. Police estimate around 90mph on a 45mph local road. The real tragic part is that Paul Walker didn't need to die as he was the passenger, not the driver. He had no control over his own fate besides getting into the car with Rodas.
          bubciak
          • 1 Year Ago
          @KC
          http://truthernews.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/fast-and-furious-star-paul-walker-assassinated-by-obama-drone-strike/
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Skicat
        This is why you need to be really careful with limited run vehicles. They claim to be of "higher quality" but the truth is less people have driven them, meaning that there is far less data on their real world quality to actually measure them by. It may be fast, but is it safe? Is it reliable? Is it's performance consistent? You cannot know that without raw data from real world owners and the owner pool for a rare car is tiny. That's why you put it in a studio garage and only take it out to drive at 25mph. If you want to go fast in one of those, you absolutely need to be on a closed racing circuit. A public road has too many variables especially for such rare and powerful cars.
        ffelix422
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Skicat
        What is that based on? The car came and went out of production some 8 years ago and this is the first fatality of any significance noted. This car is also designed to go 205MPH and stop on a dime. It's actually quite safe. And finally, careless drivers kill- not speed, not sports cars, not fast cars.
      Stevan Cartwright
      • 1 Year Ago
      And where is your proof he was street racing? Exactly you have no proof..sure they might of been speeding but I don't think many people would of challenged them in a Carrera GT.. So save the street racing crap.
        Stevan Cartwright
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Stevan Cartwright
        The first comment was meant to reply to Seals comment
        scocrmch
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Stevan Cartwright
        Police estimate the card was going twice teh legal speed limit which was 45, so that would make the car going at least 90 mph. That is racing.
          CFS.91
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scocrmch
          Racing and speeding are totally different thing. If it was only one car then who he raced against? the wind? I'm not saying that speeding is right but you should know what you saying scocrmch.
      Chas Foraker
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like over 800 are signed up for the Atlanta ride in honor of Paul and Roger. https://www.facebook.com/events/616549971736075/?source=1
      Kevin Tran
      • 1 Year Ago
      InCarNation based in Minnesota is having a memorial charity cruise. This Facebook event has nearly 1000 "going" attendants and is still climbing to that figure. All proceeds from donations, movie ticket sales (for the original Fast and the Furious showing at the Mall of America with approval from Universal Studios), decals and ribbons will go to Reach Out WorldWide.
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