Car show held at COC in memory of Paul Walker

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This past Sunday, the first car show to celebrate the memory of Paul Walker and what he stood for took place at College of the Canyons.

With over 300 cars entered, and a countless number of people that showed up, this event was everything and more for the Paul Walker fans and car enthusiasts.

“Great variety, I was stoked to see that,” says Caleb Walker, the brother of Paul Walker and one of the event organizers.

The goal of the event was to raise money for Paul Walker’s non-profit called Reach Out Worldwide. With the line stretching around the front of the gated event all the way down Valencia Blvd. from start to finish, their goal was surpassed.

“It’s all about cars,” said Windy Campbell, whose ’74 bright pink Dart Sport was in the show. “Regardless of what kind of car you have, it’s completely irrelevant; it’s the love of cars and the appreciation of cars.”

Some even stated that the movie The Fast and the Furious starring Paul Walker changed their lives.

Cory Rider, another owner of one of the cars being displayed, expressed how grateful he was to be so involved in cars despite what other may think about them.

“I was a knuckle-head, so to work on cars was my way to stay out of trouble,” said Rider.

So for Rider and many others, it’s not just a movie, it’s a way of life.

The live band, food and cars all around brought a diverse crowd together, making the outcome great for the first Paul Walker charity fundraiser.

“This is a wonderful event. I wouldn’t have wanted to miss it,” said Danny Banuelos, a charity worker and owner of a customized 2015 Polaris Slingshot.

Since the event turned out to be such a success, there are talks to bring it back annually, though the event itself has not confirmed a return.

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