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The Fast And The Furious Filming Locations – Echo Park, Malibu, Simi Valley / 2001

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The Fast And The Furious Filming Locations – Echo Park, Malibu, Simi Valley / 2001

Have you ever been curious about the filming locations of the action-packed blockbuster “The Fast and The Furious”? Look no further than! We’re excited to take you on a thrilling tour of all the iconic spots where the movie was filmed.

Los Angeles is home to some of the most popular locations that were featured in the movie, and we’ve curated a list of the must-visit spots for you. From the bustling city streets to the breathtaking views of the coastline, the city has a lot to offer. Here are just a few of the top locations that you’ll get to explore:

Our tour is designed to transport you into the world of “The Fast and The Furious,” and to give you an insider’s look into the movie’s production. So buckle up, and get ready for an adventure through some of the most unforgettable locations in Los Angeles.

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Welcome aboard The Fast and The Furious tour! Our first stop takes us to Echo Park, California, where we’ll get to visit the iconic Toretto’s Market and Cafe on Bellevue Avenue.

As you drive down the street, you’ll immediately recognize the building that served as the exterior of Toretto’s Market and Cafe in the movie. You’ll get to walk in the same footsteps as Dominic Toretto (played by Vin Diesel) and the rest of the crew, as they did tons of filming in this iconic location.

But that’s not all – the Bob’s Market on Bellevue Avenue is also famous for being one of the most photographed liquor stores on Instagram. You’ll see why when you step outside and witness the stream of guys pulling up in their sleek rides and snapping a quick pic in front of the store.

With its vibrant murals and colorful architecture, this location is a feast for the eyes and an essential stop for any fan of “The Fast and The Furious.” So grab your camera and get ready to capture some amazing memories as we explore the first stop on our tour! MAP IT!!

Racer’s Edge Auto Parts Store – “I Need Nos”

As you continue your journey through the tour, you will get to visit “The Racer’s Edge,” the auto parts store where Paul Walker’s character works in The Fast And The Furious movie. This iconic location is located in Hollywood on Orange Drive, at the southeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Orange Drive, just north of Melrose Ave. While the building’s address faces Santa Monica Blvd., the filmmakers shot the west side of the building, which faces Orange Drive.

Although the race car that was once on the roof is now gone and the signs have been taken down, the building still stands as a testament to the movie’s legacy. The plain-looking warehouse-style building now sits in its place, and visitors can imagine the excitement and adrenaline that must have been coursing through the building during the filming of the Fast and Furious.

Contact The Racers Edge @ 2710 Hammond Street Los Angeles, CA (213) 555-0157

Adjacent to “The Racer’s Edge” is a brick building that is also featured in the film. Its address is 1046 N. Orange Drive, and it’s just north of the auto parts store. Together, these buildings serve as a reminder of the movie’s lasting impact on Hollywood and popular culture.

As you visit “The Racer’s Edge,” you will get to see the location up close and learn more about the movie’s production and the significance of this iconic location. A walking or driving tour is the ultimate way to experience the thrill and excitement of the Fast and Furious franchise and discover the real-life locations that served as the backdrop for some of the most memorable scenes in the movies. MAP IT!!

Dodger Stadium

Next stop on the Fast and Furious tour, we’ll take you to the legendary Dodger Stadium located in the picturesque Elysian Park, which played a prominent role in the opening scene of the movie. It’s where Brian, portrayed by the late Paul Walker, raced his Mitsubishi Eclipse Turbo against a rival gang.

This iconic stadium has hosted countless baseball games and other sporting events over the years. But it’s also famous for its appearance in movies and TV shows, including “The Fast and the Furious.” As we explore the location, you’ll get to relive the excitement of the opening scene, imagining the high-speed chase as it unfolded in front of the stadium’s grandstands. MAP IT!!

Mazda FD-RX7 vs Civic vs Integra vs Eclipse

Our next stop takes us to the heart-stopping street race sequence that featured Vince’s super-tuned Mazda FD RX7, a Honda Civic, an Integra Type-R, and Brian’s Mitsubishi Eclipse Turbo.

As we venture into Hawthorne, California, we’ll visit the intersection of Prairie Avenue and 120th Street, where this epic race unfolded. This is where Brian, played by the late Paul Walker, challenges Vince, played by Vin Diesel, to a race that ultimately results in Brian losing his car.

Stand where the action took place and immerse yourself in the intensity of the scene. Picture the revving engines and the screeching tires as the cars raced through the streets. With our expert guide, you’ll learn all about the behind-the-scenes details that went into the making of this unforgettable scene. MAP IT!!

The Toretto Home

The next stop on the tour takes you to the world-famous Toretto home, a location that has captured the hearts of countless Fast and Furious enthusiasts.

Located in the vibrant Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Toretto home is an integral part of the Fast and Furious franchise. It is just a few blocks away from Toretto’s Market, another famous location from the movie series.

As you explore the Toretto home, you will get a sense of the movie’s fast-paced, high-octane energy that has made it such a huge success. With its unique architecture and stunning surroundings, this location will transport you into the world of the Fast and Furious and leave you with an unforgettable experience.

So come along and join us on this exciting journey to discover the real-life settings of your favorite Hollywood movies! MAP IT!! google street view: Kensington Rd, Echo Park Los Angeles

Fun Film Fact: The yellow Nissan driven by Leon in the below scene is a 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33

Mia and Brian On A Date at Cuban Restaurant

As part of the tour, you will get the chance to visit one of the most iconic restaurants featured in the Fast and Furious franchise. In the film, Vince Toretto’s sister, Mia, played by Jordana Brewster, goes on a date with Brian, to spite Vince. They go to a restaurant called “Cha Cha Cha,” which is an actual popular restaurant in Los Angeles known for its Caribbean cuisine.

Located at 656 N. Virgil Avenue, at the east end of Melrose Ave., in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, Cha Cha Cha is a must-visit destination for any fan of the Fast and Furious movies. As you step inside, you will feel like you are reliving the scene from the film, and you can almost imagine Mia and Brian sitting at one of the tables. The vibrant decor and the delicious food will transport you to the Caribbean, making this a truly unforgettable dining experience.

So, if you want to experience a taste of the Fast and Furious universe, be sure to visit Cha Cha Cha on the tour. You won’t be disappointed! MAP IT!!

Update: 2017 – Unfortunately, it seems that Cha Cha Cha restaurant has permanently closed its doors, and is no longer available for visits or dining. It’s always sad to see a beloved establishment close down, but the memories of its role in the Fast and Furious franchise will live on.

Motorcycle Gang Scenes

As you delve deeper into the world of the Fast and Furious on the tour, you will get to visit the filming location for the Asian motorcycle gang scenes. These scenes were shot in a vibrant area of Orange County known as “Little Saigon” situated in the city of Westminster, CA.

The Asian motorcycle gang scenes are an important part of the film, and visiting the filming location will give you a chance to immerse yourself in the world of the movie. You’ll have the chance to witness the actual filming location and relive the exhilaration of the scene where the gang unleashes a barrage of bullets on the eclipse and sets it ablaze. MAP IT!! 9681 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, California

Toretto’s Garage

The Fast and Furious franchise is known for its thrilling car chases and races, and one of the most iconic locations in the movies is Toretto’s garage. As you explore the world of the Fast and Furious on the tour, you will get the chance to visit this legendary garage, which is located just two miles away from Toretto’s home in Echo Park.

The garage, which is situated on Huron Street, has become an essential part of the Fast and Furious franchise. It is the place where the main characters work on their high-performance cars, and where they plan and execute their daring heists.

On the tour, you will get to see the garage up close, and you can even take a closer look at the tools and equipment used by the characters in the movies. You will also get to learn more about the history of the garage and how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most iconic locations in the Fast and Furious franchise.

So buckle up and get ready to explore the world of the Fast and Furious on this exciting tour of Hollywood’s most famous filming locations! MAP IT!! 2640 Huron St, Los Angeles

Toretto’s House To Toretto’s Shop

Below is a map from Toretto’s House to Toretto’s shop.

The Supra Creator

The year 2001 saw the birth of what is arguably the most iconic Supra in the world. This legendary vehicle made its on-screen debut in the blockbuster movie “The Fast and The Furious” and has since become a household name among car enthusiasts worldwide. What many may not know is that this exceptional vehicle was crafted right here in El Segundo, California by the skilled hands of Eddie Paul, the mastermind behind E P Industries.

Located at 1330 E Franklin Ave, El Segundo, E P Industries has been a hub for automotive innovation and excellence for decades. Eddie Paul’s expertise and passion for automobiles have garnered him a reputation as one of the top custom car builders in the industry. His attention to detail and commitment to quality are evident in every vehicle he creates, including the 1993 Supra featured in “The Fast and The Furious.”

Today, the legacy of this iconic Supra lives on, inspiring car enthusiasts around the world and serving as a testament to the ingenuity and skill of Eddie Paul and the team at E P Industries. MAP IT!!

Johnny Tran’s House

Our next stop takes us to Simi Valley, California, where the scene of Johnny Tran’s busting was filmed. This scene was shot in a private neighborhood located in the northwest of Simi Valley, specifically at 5777 Tonopah Court, Simi Valley, California. MAP IT!!

Supra & Ferrari Race In Malibu

After the dramatic race with the train, “The Fast and the Furious” takes us to another iconic location – the stunning Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Here, we see the Supra and Ferrari engaging in an exhilarating high-speed race, weaving through the scenic coastal roads with the picturesque ocean in the background.

The Pacific Coast Highway, also known as PCH, is a world-renowned highway that stretches along the California coast from Dana Point in Orange County to Leggett in Mendocino County. It is famous for its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, rocky cliffs, and winding roads, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

In the film, the Supra and Ferrari race along a portion of PCH in Malibu, showcasing the highway’s beauty and providing an adrenaline-fueled experience for the audience. This scene has become one of the most memorable moments of the movie, and a must-visit location for fans of the franchise. The race starts at the intersection of Trancas Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway. MAP IT!!

Neptune’s Net

Approximately 7 miles from the starting line of the Supra and Ferrari race, the group arrives at Neptune’s Net on Pacific Coast Highway. This location is known for being one of the most frequently used filming locations in movies, TV shows, commercials, and music videos. MAP IT!! 42505 Pacific Coast Highway

The Final Race

As the engines rev and the adrenaline pumps, the climactic final race between Vin and Brian in “The Fast and the Furious” film takes place in a breathtaking location near the bustling Los Angeles harbor in San Pedro. The race course winds through the area near Terminal Island, offering an exhilarating backdrop for the high-speed chase.

The intensity of the moment reaches a fever pitch as the speeding race cars come dangerously close to colliding with a massive train. The heart-stopping near-impact takes place on the railroad tracks at the intersection of Terminal Way & Earle Street, creating a gripping scene that has become an iconic moment in the Fast and Furious franchise. MAP IT!!

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Behind The Scenes | It Was Filmed Here | Where Was It Filmed?

‘The Fast And The Furious’ aka ‘Racer X’ (pre-production name)

Filming Dates: Summer of 2000

When: 06/22/2001, Universal,

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez

Written By: Ken Li (“Racer X”), Gary Scott Thompson

Directed By: Rob Cohen

Tips Provided By: Jason T,

First Published: Jan 13, 2023, 11:20

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