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'Simply Subies' car club honors man killed by wrong-way driver

Posted: 10:48 PM, Nov 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-06 01:52:08-04
From new souped-up Subarus to classics, the line was at least 130 deep.
 
"I honestly can't believe it," Keaton Fujii, a Simply Subies car club member, said. "I was expecting maybe 60 people."  
 
Fujii helped organize a cruise Saturday night in memory of Tony Shaw.  
 
Shaw was killed by an alleged drunk driver on the Loop 101 near 35th Avenue Tuesday morning.  
 
The event started in Chandler and ended at Scottsdale Pavilions. Police stopped traffic while the cars pulled out on to the Loop 202 then drove north on the Loop 101. 
 
According to the 22-year-old's family, it's exactly what he would've wanted — throttles open then hoods up, strangers with a shared passion coming together.  
 
"It means a whole lot to us and most likely him to see his idol cars and everything he would've wanted done to his (car) out here today," Shaw's younger brother, Austin Shaw, said.
 
Shaw's mother was admitted to the hospital for stress after she learned of his death.  Family members said they are waiting until she is discharged before they finalize arrangements.  
 
The wrong-way driver was also killed in the crash. The suspect's name has not been released.