Some of Paul’s fans are reportedly paying tribute to the actor on Dec. 8 by having a car rally near the spot of his fatal accident. However, police will be out in full force to patrol the area for reckless driving, since over 20,000 car enthusiasts are expected.
Paul Walker, 40, was known for his gripping portrayal of car racer Brian O’Conner in The Fast and the Furious franchise — so thousands of fans are rallying together in their cars at noon to mourn the actor’s tragic Nov. 30 death, according to TMZ. However, police officers in Santa Clarita, Calif. are telling locals to avoid the area since the rally is likely to clog the city’s streets.
Paul Walker: Huge Public Car Rally Tribute At Crash Site
The car rally for Paul is slated for noon on Dec. 8 on Hercules Street in Valencia, Calif., which is a community within Santa Clarita. The spot was chosen because Paul and Roger Rodas‘ fiery crash happened off of Hercules Street and Kelly Johnson Parkway — and more than 20,000 drivers are expected to participate.
Police will reportedly be very visible at the rally to make sure that nothing dangerous is attempted, since some fans burned rubber and did donuts near the crash site immediately after his death. Anyone recklessly driving or doing stunts will be cited and could have their car impounded, TMZ reports.
Paul Walker’s Funeral — Family Says It’s ‘Still A Work In Progress’
Paul touched so many lives before his untimely death, and his family wants all of the late actor’s loved ones to unite and grieve his tragic loss together.
“They have not decided when the funeral will take place, it is still a work in progress,” a friend of Paul and his family tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They want to make sure that everyone who wants to mourn will be together and all schedules match. They hopefully will have more of an idea next week.”
It’s sweet that Fast & Furious fans want to pay tribute to Paul by gathering together, but hopefully, they’ll respect his memory by not attempting any stunts. Our thoughts go out to Paul and Roger’s friends and family.
— Ivy Jacobson