Here we are 15 years and 6 sequels later.
Driver, teen passenger die in crash during street race in Milwaukee. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/23/2016)
The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 7000 block of N. 91st St., where a Pontiac was northbound racing a black Camaro. The Pontiac driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the road and hit a tree.
Fast and Furious fuels increase in street racing. (The Guardian, 6/26/2001)
Police in Los Angeles have had their hands full containing real-life street racers over the weekend on which new US chart topper The Fast and the Furious opened to the public.
At least the characters in Rebel Without a Cause had the good sense to drive toward the edge of a cliff.