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  Celebrities and their fast and expensive cars' stories.

Who knew that the Adam , Opel’s little compact hatch, would turn out to be sassy ride that has caught the attention of so many athletes and musicians.

We’ve already seen what Valentino Rossi could do to the Opel Adam if you gave him free reign to customize it. Now, the German company is tapping into another famous celeb to customize the Adam: Canadian singer and photographer Bryan Adams.

Yes, this one is the Adam by Adams. Try saying that quickly five times over.

Known for his powerful ballads that dominated the airwaves in the 90’s, Bryan Adams also happens to be a well-respected photographer and it’s through this that Opel decided to team up with the singer, allowing him to take photos of the Adam for a calendar that will be called ’ADAM by Bryan Adams.

More than just taking photos, Opel also granted Adams a chance to design his own Adam, which if you ask us, looks really tantalizing in that dark camouflage finish all over its body. The special-edition Adam also features a black roof, tinted headlights, and a new set of black alloy wheels. Taken all of it together, the model explodes with an identity all its own, the kind you have a hard time getting out of your head, so much so that we wouldn’t waste a minute pouncing on one if we had a chance to do so.

Geography, though, isn’t so kind.

The special-edition Adam will be limited to just 10 units, with proceeds from the sale of all 10 models going to the Bryan Adams Foundation.

Click past the jump to read about the standard 2013 Opel Adam

The Internet went up in a fury after multiple reports indicated that Justin Bieber may replace Paul Walker in Fast & Furious 7, but now another report seems to indicate a replacement that is a little closer to the departed star of the franchise.

According to various outlets, Paul’s similar-looking younger brother, Cody, is in talks with Universal to step in to film his big brother’s final scenes. Cody has previously worked as a stuntman, so replacing one of the most important characters in the Fast & Furious franchise, would be a huge step up in the ranks for the younger Walker.

A report from Daily Mail claims that Cody would not necessarily be a star of the film, but rather shot from a distance and from behind in the remaining scenes that Paul was supposed to be a part of. The report also claims that any closer shots would include CGI to paste Paul’s face onto Cody’s body, The latter of these two rumors seems a little farfetched, but Universal may be desperate to avoid reshooting the entire F&F 7. Additionally, Daily Mail also reported that the Walker family is involved in how Walker will exit the series.

In the above image, you can see just how similar looking Cody (far left) and Paul (far right) are. We can see exactly why Universal would consider using him as the fill-in to complete Fast & Furious 7.

If there is any validity to this report, it would be a far more acceptable step than bringing "The Bieb" into the franchise. Then again, could Cody fill the slot vacated by his brother and not feel like he is profiting off of his sibling’s death? We’re not saying that this is the case; in fact, we feel the exact opposite — it would be a nice tribute to Walker to have his brother fill in — but would his brother be capable of handling the role without feeling guilty?

We’ll keep an eye on the situation to if there is any truth to these rumors.

For now, you can click past the jump to watch the Smoking Tire feature on Paul Walker and Roger Rodas’ awesome garage. It’s certainly a good watch and a fitting tribute to these two car lovers.

Source: Daily Mail
"Fast and Furious" Star, Paul Walker, Dies in a Car Crash

The sudden and unfortunate death of actor Paul Walker opened up a whole lot of questions about the future of the Fast & Furious franchise.

First question is will the seventh movie continue or will the whole franchise be sent to the archives? If it is going to continue, how will writers address his death in a manner that wouldn’t hurt the movie and more importantly, would pay respects to the man who has been the cornerstone, along with Vin Diesel, of the entire franchise?

Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Fast & Furious 7 will go on as planned, except that it will come with a lot of revisions to the original script. The changes center around how to give Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, the proper send-off and doing it in a manner that can be tied into the movie. It’s a task that’s far easier said than done, but Chris Morgan, the man who penned the movie’s first script, is already working on all the rewrites and if everything goes according to schedule, production of the movie will reopen sometime in January

There’s still a strong possibility that the scenes Paul Walker was able to shoot will still be used, making such a dramatic transition that much more important in the grand scheme of things both for Walker’s legacy and that of the Fast & Furious franchise.

Click past the jump to watch first six trailers of all the Fast & Furious movies that have been made

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Many people would do just about anything to get something that was once owned by a celebrity, but what this man — and we use the term "man" loosely — did is beyond imagination. Eighteen-year-old Jameson Witty took it upon himself to to own a piece of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT involved in Paul Walker’s fatal accident .

Wanting to own a piece of the car that a celebrity was killed in is creepy enough, but Witty went a step beyond creepy and entered the complete douchebag realm in the way that he went about procuring this morbid memorabilia. According to the reports, Witty and an accomplice followed the tow truck that scooped up the Porsche’s remains and stole the Carrera’s roof panel (pictured above) while the truck was stopped at a red light. That, folks, is not only stealing, but it is also interfering with a police investigation and tampering with evidence.

According to police officials: "A witness saw a male exit a vehicle that was following the tow truck. The male grabbed a piece of the wrecked Porsche off the tow truck bed.’

Witty was arrested at his residence in California were the police found the red roof panel. Witty’s accomplice has already been identified, and he is currently arranging to surrender to police.

Both of them risk being charged with felony grand theft. We think it is safe to assume that the courts will give them probation, given the fact that they will receive plenty of punishment in the public sector. The comments on Jameson Witty’s iPhoneogram account show just how people feel about his stealing this piece of evidence.

Click past the jump to read more about Paul Walker’s tragic accident.

Source: CNN

The outpouring of support Paul Walker’s family and friends have received has been nothing short of amazing. But it’s not really surprising, considering how beloved Walker was by fans and peers alike.

Recently, Universal Studios — the studio behind the successful Fast & Furious franchise — took its turn in paying tribute to its fallen son , releasing an emotional video that will make even the toughest of you choke up a bit.

Set to the music of "Coming Home," the video shows clips of how Walker has grown in the Fast & Furious movies, from his early days in the first movies all the way to a more mature persona in the later movies. Thinking about how he passed still leaves a bad taste in our mouths, and this video was as emotional a tribute as we’ve seen in the days since his passing.

It’s still hard to come to grips why the whole thing happened and the reason that it did, but it’s comforting knowing that so many people have been positively affected by Walker during his short, yet fulfilling, life in this world.

The outpouring of support his family and friends have received during this dark time is living proof of that.

Click past the jump to watch all the Fast & Furious trailers, from the first one to the sixth installment

It’s been a few days since Paul Walker’s unexpected passing and the details behind the ordeal are still pretty hard to fathom.

One of the things that have been directly affected by Walker’s death is the Fast & Furious franchise, which is actually in the middle of filming its seventh installment with Walker playing a prominent role in it, as usual.

Recently, leaked footage containing a scene from Fast & Furious 7 made it’s rounds in which Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, promises "just one more" funeral while attending one held for another member of the "Fast Family," Han Seoul-Oh. You can see the scene above, though the audio is a little low quality.

Not a lot of details are being released about this particular scene, although a recent report from Movies indicated that the scene is actually a spoiler from the Fast & Furious 6 Blu-ray and DVD.

Either way, it’s a particularly goosebump-raising scene given the unfortunate and truly shocking death of Walker last weekend.

Our thoughts and prayers are still with his family and friends.

Click past the jump to relive all the trailers for all six Fast & Furious movies.

Source: YouTube
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The sudden death of actor Paul Walker came as a massive shock to all of us. Popularly known as Brian O’Connor, his contribution to the Fast & Furious series will always be cherished in the hearts of his friends, family and fans alike.

Walker played the character of an undercover cop turned road racer in the movie and starred alongside Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto). The first installment of the movie featured some of the greatest tuner cars of the 1990s and one such car that caught everyone’s attention was the MK IV Toyota Supra.

One of the most famous scenes in the movie was the drag race between the Supra (driven by Paul Walker) and Vin Diesel in his 1970 Dodge Charger R/T , which nearly ended in a dead heat, but not before some intense high-speed action involving a freight train at a railroad crossing and some serious air time.

We take a look at the orange Toyota Supra that rose to fame thanks to its role in the The Fast and the Furious.

Click past the jump to read more about the MK IV Toyota Supra Turbo

With the untimely and horrific death of a shining star of automotive film, Paul Walker, we are also faced with the reality that the loss of the star could spell the end of the Fast & Furious series. With Fast & Furious 7 already in the works, we were uncertain what would happen with the movie, which is scheduled for release on July 11, 2014, when the news of Walker’s death came out.

According to several reports, Fast & Furious 7 will not be scrapped, but it may be delayed, due to Walkers death. According to the report, Universal executives said that there may be some "rewrites and delays," but as of now, the film is still set to continue with production. A separate report, from TMZ, stated that key scenes with Walker were set for shooting just a few days from now, so this means the rewrites will likely be very heavy.

What weighs on our minds now, besides the tragic loss of this all-around good human being, is what will happen with the Fast & Furious franchise as a whole. Does the studio continue on without Walker’s character (Brian O’Conner)? Do they replace Walker as one of the leads? Do they simply end the series with the seventh installment?

We are willing to put our dollar on the series ending with Fast & Furious 7, as we expect the delays that the a studio rep spoke of — in anonymity, of course — to be a rewrite of the ending to wrap up the entire series.

We’re sure that that studio executives will address the situation, but that will likely not come until after the film’s release.

We’ll keep an eye out for any more details regarding the franchise.

Click past the jump to see the trailers for all six Fast & Furious movies.

Source: TMZ

By now, the tragic news of actor Paul Walker’s untimely death on Saturday, November 30 has spread throughout the media and its audiences. Walker’s involvement in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, California and the details surrounding it have been well covered. What many may not see is Walker’s intense commitment to helping people in need the world over through a charitable organization he started in 2010.

Reach Out Worldwide began as a heartfelt response to the tragedies seen following the massive January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Walker visited the country as part of a disaster response team and felt the calling to continue such philanthropic work on his own. Upon his return, he and a group of friends and started ROWW, whose philosophy is, “by making a difference in just one person’s life, the world has been changed for the better.”

The non-profit organization quickly grew into Walker’s dream of “filling the gap between the availability of skilled resources and the requirement for such personnel in post-disaster situations.” ROWW enlisted the help of doctors, nurses, firefighters, heavy-equipment operators, project planners, and others in building a network of volunteers with the ability to respond to worldwide disasters. The organization even attracted the help of companies like STIHL – America’s number one selling brand of gas-powered, handheld power equipment, like chainsaws – who donates equipment to the team.

To date, ROWW has assisted in the recovery efforts following the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, the Typhoon in the Philippines, the Tsunami in Indonesia, and tornadoes in Illinois, Oklahoma City, and Alabama. Currently, ROWW has members deployed to the Philippines in response to Typhoon Haiyan, which made landfall in early November.

As many of the news reports mentioned, Walker was attending a “charity toy drive and automotive social gathering” on Saturday just minutes before his death. The charity aimed to gather toys and funds to help economically disadvantaged children the world over, and especially in the current Philippine disaster zone.

Paul Walker died not only an accomplished actor and active automotive enthusiast, but more importantly, a legendary philanthropist and activist for just causes and hurting people worldwide. He will be sorely missed.

Click past the jump to see videos of Paul Walker in action with ROWW

Today we come to you with a heavy heart with the announcement that Paul Walker, one of the stars of the Fast and Furious series, has died in a car crash . Earlier on Saturday, there were rumors that he had perished in a car accident, but the horrible news was confirmed Saturday at 10:14 p.m. on his official Twitter page.

According to the report and witness statements, Walker was a passenger in a red Porsche Carrera GT , which was driven by a friend of his. The car was apparently speeding, per the Los Angeles Sherrif’s Department’s report, and it slammed into a light pole.

By the time EMTs and other emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the Porsche was engulfed in flames. Walker and his friend, whose name was not released, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Paul is survived by a 15-year-old daughter and leaves millions of Fast and Furious fans with a heavy heart. Numerous Fast and Furious cast member expressed their emotions through various social media sites, including Vin Diesel, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Tyrese Gibson. He was just 40 years old...

Update 12/1/2013 10:20 a.m.: Reports are suggesting that the driver of the Porsche was Roger Roda, who was a close personal friend of Walker’s and a professional racecar driver who had participated in the Pirelli World Challenge. The crash occurred following a charity event that the two attended.

Source: Yahoo

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