Published on November 8th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Drive4Paul Malaysia – Paying Tribute to the Late Paul Walker
The late Paul Walker was no stranger to movie buffs and car enthusiasts around the world, having played Brian O’Conner in the hugely popular The Fast and the Furious franchise.
He was not only recognised as a talented actor but also as a genuine petrolhead, which explains why he was adored by many. But beyond all that, Paul was a humanitarian who cared about others.
Together with a team of professionally trained and skilled friends, the late actor founded a non-profit disaster relief organisation called Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW) in the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
As a tribute to Paul and his legacy, Retro Havoc Malaysia held the inaugural ‘Drive4Paul’ event on October 12 and 13. Supported by Tourism Malaysia and The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), the two-day event kicked off with a car show where over 420 cars from the local tuning scene converged in Bandar Malaysia, Sungai Besi.
The main objective of the event was to collect funds for ROWW. All proceeds from the registration fee, tickets sales, as well as merchandise and F&B sales would go to the organisation.
It was no surprise to see people came in droves to have a closer look at their favourite Japanese cars, such as the Nissan GT-R, Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Toyota Supra alongside other European and American machines. Of course, the centrepiece of the car show was a replica of O’Conner’s R34 GT-R.
On top of that, the event also saw the presence of Paul’s brother, Cody Walker who now fronts ROWW. The 31-year-old actor from Los Angeles took the opportunity to mingle with the fans and take some selfies with them.
On the second day, a charity drive was held from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, where the organizers met up with the rest of the participants. The event was rounded off in style with a cruise around the famous Sepang circuit.
Photo credit goes to: @adamphotography_shah