CAR enthusiasts have gathered en masse tonight in a tribute to the film star Paul Walker.

Police were called in as vehicles descended on the car park at WestQuay Retail park as news spread of an impromptu meeting to remember the actor.

The 40-year-old was a passenger in a Porsche car driven by a friend – who also died –when it crashed north of Los Angeles on Saturday.

He shot to stardom when he was cast in all but one of the Fast & Furious franchise of films, popular with car-lovers.

Fans flocked to the WestQuay Retail Park car park after news of a tribute event spread on Facebook on Sunday.

A police spokesman said they were called to attend the “car cruise” but that the event was “good natured”.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing hundreds of people at the gathering.