Paul Walker shot to international stardom with the release of The Fast and the Furious in 2001. In the film, Walker plays an FBI agent who goes undercover in the world of street racing to catch a ring of notorious thieves. But you know all this already, as Walker’s role in the series of films, as well as movies like the surfing romance flick Blue Crush, cemented his celebrity in the public eye even before his tragic death in 2013 while riding in the passenger seat of a speeding Porsche Carrera GT.
In hindsight, public perception of Walker may question the wisdom of his obsession with cars, even though his fame cannot be disentangled from the major part that cars played in both his film career and personal life. In fact, in real life Walker’s success allowed him to amass one of Hollywood’s great car collections – from historical muscle cars to modern sports cars – revealing that the man’s passion spread well beyond The Fast and the Furious.
Shortly after Walker’s death, the custodians of his collection at Always Evolving Performance allowed The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah and chance to explore Walker’s wide range of cars in their warehouse. The video is absolutely incredible, as Farah almost seems to gloss over “lesser” examples (like Ferraris!) on his way around Paul Walker’s collection, as he tries to keep up with both stock and customized versions of some of the world’s best cars.