Wednesday, February 26th 2014
It's only been a few months since Paul Walker's death. Thankfully things are starting to settle a little bit for the family. I can't imagine what they must be going through. I know Paul in-addition to being a great actor he was a dedicated father and community figure. He left a huge spot to fill in his charity organizations. But I came across an article today that made me think about Paul. The article talks about a car collector in Bucks County Pennsylvania who decided to honor Pual's life with a recent purchase of a certain Mitsubishi Evo from 2 Fast 2 Furious.
“I didn’t even know the Evo was on the sale list. It was Wednesday night about dinner time. I saw the car and knowing my sons very much admired Paul Walker and that we could give back to the community, just like Paul did, I bid on it and got the car.” “Paul Walker is a hero to many kids today. He drove fast and hard in his movies. The kids today are into these types of cars. He is their hero like Ronnie Sox and Bill Jenkins are mine. Paul’s movies are really popular and I figured we could give back to the community like Paul did, if I bought the car.”Above is a quote from Rob Leipziger, car collector from Bucks County. He said saw the car had went up for sales just before dinner one night recently. Rob remembered how much his own son admired the car and Walker. He wanted to purchase the car to honor his memory. As you remember the car was used in the second installment of the film in 2003. At the time of production the car wasn't available in the states. It had been imported from Japan. This car is one of four cars used in the film. This car was also featured on the cover a book entitled How To Build the Cars of The Fast and the Furious (Motorbooks Workshop) by Eddie Paul. As time goes on I have to say this car will be an example of the golden era of tuner cars. It's got the big wing, low profile tires and big brake package. Not to mention that 305 horse beast of 4 banger feed by a turbo. I know the Fast and Furious films were met with a lot of criticism when it comes to technical accuracy. There were some things that were just flat out wrong. Especially when it comes to discussions about nitrous, fuel management systems, manifold issues, etc. But let's keep in mind. They're just movies. Hollywood screws up all the time. We'll have to just see what it will look like in years to come. Will we scratch our heads and wonder "What were we thinking?" Who knows. We'll see ya next time! http://www.inquisitr.com/1145832/paul-walkers-movie-car-purchased-by-local-collector/#AiIz0IS78IlwC2Xc.99
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