Paul Walker, who starred in the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious, which has gone on to become a series of six feature films, passed away on Nov. 30 around 3:30 p.m. PST when a vehicle he was a passenger in crashed.
The film series, which centers around street racing, has become in institution of many who are involved with such activities.
According to an nj.com report, hundreds of cars filled the IKEA parking lot in Paramus on Sunday night as a memorial to Walker. Social media played a major role in the organization of the event. #PaulWalker and #Memorial were combined by hundreds on Sunday afternoon.
Vehicles being raced in the film series were often affordable cars, such as a Honda Civic or Volkswagen Jetta, that had been improved upon.
“This guy brought the racing mentality to a compact car,” said Rigo Rodriguez, the Paterson city councilman who owns a speed shop, Dayton Auto Parts on Grand Street. “The Fast and Furious movies made a lot of money for people in this industry,” Rodriguez said in the report.
Police dispersed the rally and the vehicles moved on to another location, said the report.
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