I was at a restaurant in Colorado Springs back in June of 2011. I was walking to the restroom and saw Paul Walker. I stopped and said hello. I didn't get the celebrity brush-off, he asked me to sit down. We talked mostly about cars. He recounted his run up Pikes Peak in a Porsche 911.

It was terribly sad to hear of his passing today, reportedly in a Porsche Carrera GT. He wasn't out carousing, he was on his way to support a charity event. That is the Paul Walker I was able to meet and get to know a little bit. He was more than an actor. He had a passion for cars and was actually a pretty good driver. Rest in peace Paul.