Jesse was such an underrated character in the first Fast & Furious movie, spouting such gems as “overnight parts from Japan” and his prayer to the car gods. Sadly, he didn’t survive to the sequels. But a shop in Canada recreated his car, and the stoke is strong with nostalgia all around here.
Arguably one of the most quoted phrases of all-time, “Too soon, Junior” from the original 2001 film The Fast and the Furious was set into motion all thanks to a famous race sequence featuring Johnny Tran’s (Rick Yune) Honda S2000 and Jesse’s (Chad Lindberg) Volkswagen Jetta. Now, 16 years later — thanks to the car gods — one of the Fast & Furious franchise’s most beloved characters is finally reunited with his Jetta courtesy of a tuning shop in Quebec, Canada that rebuilt one to the exact specs of the original.
If Chad Lindberg wasn’t so taken aback, he probably would’ve said the prayer from the film. Instead, he is filled with emotion as he makes a couple of rounds to check out the car and fires it up before taking photos with everyone — one of the guys even jokes with him about the Tran scene and Chad takes it like a champ. Since the original Jetta from the movie was sold to actor Frankie Muniz, it’s a joy for fans of the F&F franchise to watch the video above as Chad is reunited with an exact replica.