Burnley car fans call for second Paul Walker tribute event

This Is Lancashire: Fans at the car rally at Trafford Park Fans at the car rally at Trafford Park

CAR fans have taken to social media to ask a Burnley man to organise a second car rally, after his first event was a roaring success.

Andy Lockey organised the tribute evening earlier this month at the Trafford Centre in memory of Hollywood actor Paul Walker who died in a car crash at the end of November.

The 40-year-old actor was well known for his role in The Fast And The Furious film franchise and was a favourite of car fans across the world.

Thousands of avid modified car fans from across the north west descended on the shopping centre, just outside Manchester, to honour their idol.

Mr Lockey said: “The evening was amazing, about 2,000 people turned up with another 1,000, according to police, who couldn't get there due to them having to close roads.”

Fellow organiser Rikki Jones said that the evening had raised £431.93 for Help for Heroes.

He said: “Would like to stay a huge thank you to everyone who attended, supplied, donated and bought H4H or Paul Walker merchandise.”

Andy initially said that he didn’t intend to organise another event.

But car fans have since taken to Facebook to ask Andy and Rikki to organise another meet.

Liam Gaskell said: “The event was my first car meet and it was a fantastic evening. I look forward to the next!”

And Tom Judge said: “It was well good, needs to happen again!”

Rikki has responded to the calls on Facebook, and said he is now considering putting on another — even bigger — event in the summer.

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10:45pm Fri 27 Dec 13

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

How about hosting a legit event with event insurance, a proper venue (as in not a supermarket car park) and try actually supporting the charity the person you are 'remembering' was known for!
How about hosting a legit event with event insurance, a proper venue (as in not a supermarket car park) and try actually supporting the charity the person you are 'remembering' was known for! HelmshoreMan2010

3:33pm Sat 28 Dec 13

s4awx123 says...

HelmshoreMan2010 wrote:
How about hosting a legit event with event insurance, a proper venue (as in not a supermarket car park) and try actually supporting the charity the person you are 'remembering' was known for!
Insurance! half of them wouldn't know what that is.
[quote][p][bold]HelmshoreMan2010[/bold] wrote: How about hosting a legit event with event insurance, a proper venue (as in not a supermarket car park) and try actually supporting the charity the person you are 'remembering' was known for![/p][/quote]Insurance! half of them wouldn't know what that is. s4awx123

3:47pm Sun 29 Dec 13

turbo5 says...

I went to the event and obviously the keyboatd warriors know nothing about the modified car scene, firstly these people spend most of their disposible income on their cars with most parts being replaced with newer and much more expensive parts. Police are always at these events so you would have to be an idiot to turn up without proper insurance MOT and tax. The police are pretty keen and will walk around checking tyre depths, dark tinted front tinted windows, looking for illegally modified lights etc.
I would rather see 2000 lads and lasses enjoying this hobby than going out drinking/fighting and taking drugs or trolling the LET comments section because your life is so interesting Not !!!!
I went to the event and obviously the keyboatd warriors know nothing about the modified car scene, firstly these people spend most of their disposible income on their cars with most parts being replaced with newer and much more expensive parts. Police are always at these events so you would have to be an idiot to turn up without proper insurance MOT and tax. The police are pretty keen and will walk around checking tyre depths, dark tinted front tinted windows, looking for illegally modified lights etc. I would rather see 2000 lads and lasses enjoying this hobby than going out drinking/fighting and taking drugs or trolling the LET comments section because your life is so interesting Not !!!! turbo5

5:06pm Sun 29 Dec 13

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

It's not trolling if it's facts.

Did the event have event insurance?
Did the event take place at a proper event venue?
Was the event supporting the charity that Paul Walker was known to be a part of?

Police there checking or not my points still stand. If this was a correctly organised event the police wouldn't have needed to turn 1000 people away. I say bill Andy Lockey for the cost of the police!
It's not trolling if it's facts. Did the event have event insurance? Did the event take place at a proper event venue? Was the event supporting the charity that Paul Walker was known to be a part of? Police there checking or not my points still stand. If this was a correctly organised event the police wouldn't have needed to turn 1000 people away. I say bill Andy Lockey for the cost of the police! HelmshoreMan2010

5:22pm Sun 29 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

turbo5 wrote:
I went to the event and obviously the keyboatd warriors know nothing about the modified car scene, firstly these people spend most of their disposible income on their cars with most parts being replaced with newer and much more expensive parts. Police are always at these events so you would have to be an idiot to turn up without proper insurance MOT and tax. The police are pretty keen and will walk around checking tyre depths, dark tinted front tinted windows, looking for illegally modified lights etc.
I would rather see 2000 lads and lasses enjoying this hobby than going out drinking/fighting and taking drugs or trolling the LET comments section because your life is so interesting Not !!!!
Turdbo 5. Say no more!
[quote][p][bold]turbo5[/bold] wrote: I went to the event and obviously the keyboatd warriors know nothing about the modified car scene, firstly these people spend most of their disposible income on their cars with most parts being replaced with newer and much more expensive parts. Police are always at these events so you would have to be an idiot to turn up without proper insurance MOT and tax. The police are pretty keen and will walk around checking tyre depths, dark tinted front tinted windows, looking for illegally modified lights etc. I would rather see 2000 lads and lasses enjoying this hobby than going out drinking/fighting and taking drugs or trolling the LET comments section because your life is so interesting Not !!!![/p][/quote]Turdbo 5. Say no more! You're not mugging me off that easily

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