So, I haven't found anyone putting all of the pieces together in a formulated manner yet - so here I go. This take is a perspective that I've been
considering since the incident; and one that I can't seem to let go of for some reason. Before I start; I'd like to say that I'm a big fan of his
work, and strongly support everything he gave back to the community, and his fans.
November 30 2013, Paul Walker leaves a charity gathering for an organization he supports, with a friend, in a high-end sports car.
It is rumored, that he had perhaps found out at that charity event moments before, that the organization was funding some below-the-board actions...
The post at the following link, has no credible sourcing, and is almost entirely negatable - but before we go and ignore it, let's keep it on the
table. It states that shortly before departing the charity event, Paul Walker came to gain information about the organization funding 'hidden' birth
control in inconspicuous mediums.
It's probably best for me to say that I took this information with a grain of salt myself ... at first. Then I started adding some things up.
2005 Porche Carrera GT
- 550 Horsepower Naturally Aspirated, Mid Engine V10
- Front Tires: 265/30 R 19
- Rear Tires: 335/30 R 20
- Traction control
- Tire pressure monitoring
- 4-wheel ABS
- Engine immobilizer
-- Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
-- Eight-piston aluminum monoblock (one-piece) front calipers
-- Four-piston aluminum monoblock (one-piece) rear calipers
-- 14.96-inch (380 mm) discs with involute (spiral) internal cooling passages
This vehicle is designed to be a sports car. It is designed to take hard corners at high speeds. The tires on this vehicle; are wider than on most of
your trucks, the braking and suspension systems rivals many supercars.
( As taken from Mirror.Co.Uk
- Rodas was the co-owner of a car customization business in Santa Clarita, California.
- Rodas was an esteemed race car driver; having raced with Paul in the Pirelli World Challenge Series, as well as the 25 hours of Thunderhill.
was a notable car enthusiast, who clearly enjoyed the adrenaline rush, but most obviously had a respect for the sport in his
personal life - racing on professional circuits in safe environments. Similarly, Walker also had years of experience as a 'professional' driver, and
customizer of cars ranging from M3s to Carrera GTs.
A Moment to Recap
Paul Walker and the driver Roger Rodas, were both established drivers, and more than likely to observe safety - especially in a vehicle with the
capability of the one in question, especially when the vehicle is displaying mechanical issues.
To me it seems unlikely that either one of these gentlemen, would be driving around on bald, or otherwise damaged tires - or in a vehicle that has
other mechanical issues ( such as power steering, which has been speculated ).
In the initial response from law enforcement agencies, the crash was being attributed to the possibility of high speeds and racing - an assumption
that comes naturally with the persons involved; however, it has been ruled out as a possibility that there was a race, and similarly that there was
another car at the site -- the latter portion of which I am skeptical about - but will elaborate on.
Per 'The Hollywood Reporter'
Jim Torp, a car enthusiast who was at the charity event that Walker attended before the wreck, said Walker was smiling as he got into the Porsche
Torp thought he heard a blast in the distance before the car slammed into a light pole, he said. "What the first explosion was, I don't know if their
tire blew up, because it sounded like a tire blew on the car," Torp told CNN Monday.
"The whole premise of taking the car out for a drive was because something was wrong."
The person, who wishes to remain anonymous out of respect for the family of the deceased, was attending the event at Always Evolving Performance
Motors and said Walker and Rodas weren't likely out to test the limits of the Porsche Carrera GT, a car Autoweek called "scary" to handle.
"Roger wasn’t the kind of guy to go max speed on a small street, same thing with Paul. These guys have respect for the car and they wouldn’t do it
like that," the source tells THR. "These guys are business owners and Paul was a celebrity. They are responsible people. It was more like, 'What the
hell is wrong with this car? Let’s see what’s wrong and go for a drive.' These guys were more like, 'That’s weird, the car is stalling, let’s
figure it out.' "
“The race theory is total crap,” said a source closely associated with Walker’s race team.
“If someone pulled up and wanted to race, Roger wouldn't even entertain it. It would be ridiculous. It would be like an airplane versus a car,”
the source said.
“I know Roger and Paul, and they have nothing to prove.”
"When I was little he taught me to walk, taught me to smile, and taught me to never give up. I loved him even before I knew what love was. He was my
hero. My REAL life hero! He will always be in my heart! It brings tears in my eyes as I write this. You're gone, but not forgotten! R.I.P Dad!
Tire marks near the site of the crash may have indicated [hooning](
), but after further investigation it was determined that the secondary marks
were from something with narrower tires, and the consideration that this vehicle was 'doing donuts' was ruled out.
edit on 5-12-2013 by DigitalJedi805 because: (no reason given)