Fans of FuelFest’s inaugural West Chandler event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park this month knew that Cody Walker and Tyrese Gibson from the “The & Furious” action movie franchise were due to appear. But at the last minute, thousands of car enthusiasts were surprised when Vin Diesel joined his co-stars.
In its third year, FuelFest mixes the passion of automotive enthusiasts with celebrities, live music, food, drink and art while raising money for charity.
Co-founded by Cody Walker and Chris Lee, FuelFest donates a portion of its proceeds to Reach Out WorldWide, the nonprofit charity founded by Paul Walker and continued by his brother, Cody.
ROWW was founded in 2010 by the late actor / producer after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti and Walker was inspired to organize a relief team that responded to the disaster. Its mission is to bridge the gap between the availability of qualified resources in post-disaster situations. ROWW completed four deployments in 2020 and continues to operate where needed.
Since Paul’s passing, ROWW continues to be a platform to make a difference in the lives of others. He hopes to transform “Generation I” into “Generation of Goodwill” by giving people not only a voice, but a chance to act.
The West Chandler Show showcased over 600 custom, exotic, rare and exclusive cars and trucks.
There were car shows, drag races and a huge live drift course that spanned the length of the site and a VIP lounge sponsored by Barrett Jackson.