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ReDc0aT
02-02-2010, 03:41 PM
Anyone know what happened to Atsushi Kuroi?

Seeing signs on facebook that he passed away.

wow.

Slapshotnerd
02-02-2010, 04:33 PM
i've heard motorcycle accident.

RIP :(

Justin Banner
02-02-2010, 04:40 PM
i've heard motorcycle accident.

RIP :(

http://speedhunters.com/archive/2010/02/02/news-gt-gt-rip-atsushi-kuroi.aspx

Just posted today.

Suede Mr. Flash
02-02-2010, 04:48 PM
Sadly this is true. Just happened yesterday in Japan.

RIP Atsushi "Cool Roy" Kuroi. :(

Any of you who know Kazuya "Chunky" Bai might want to send your condolences to him as well. He and Kuroi-san were very close friends and drove together for Signal/Tanabe/BFG in the early days.

Jonny Fonseca
02-02-2010, 08:28 PM
He's car was the s13 with the 700hp RB26? right? The one that was always on those street drifting videos with chunky bai?

Bebop
02-02-2010, 10:17 PM
I'm really really saddened by this....

The first drift video I ever owned featured Kuroi.

street drift legend!!!

INFO
02-02-2010, 11:19 PM
http://www.drifting.com/drivers_S_9.jpg

This was an old photo that was taken at Irwindale

RIP "Cool Roy"

Bebop
02-03-2010, 04:02 AM
I feel bad because he was at RBWDC helping out Takatori when he was with Super Autobacs and I didn't greet him and shake his hand because I felt since he wasn't driving he didn't want to be bothered. I wish I could turn back the hands of time and show my appreciation.

Please FD can we please have a moment of silence at Long Beach for this pioneer of the sport.

This is the first major drifter who has passed away.

YumiSignal
02-03-2010, 12:25 PM
I'm from Team Signal.
I'd been working w/ KoolRoy and Chunky for about 4 years in the US.
We were soooo excited working in Team Signal for BFG, EXEDY, TANABE and more in those days...
It is still unforgettable exciting time for all of us.

Now I'm in Cali and heard the bad news yesterday morning and I thought I was cheated.... but it was true...

I can't believe it yet.

My co-worker in Signal Japan visited the funeral yesterday.


I met and talked w/ him and he was well as usual at TAS though...



I pray his soul may rest in peace.

INFO
02-18-2010, 08:18 AM
Atsushi Kuroi memorial display
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http://noriyaro.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/noriyaro_osaka_auto_messe_kuroi_008.jpg

Jonny Fonseca
02-18-2010, 10:00 AM
I'm glad to see so much support!!!

INFO
02-18-2010, 08:14 PM
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Amanda
02-21-2010, 02:25 AM
That's so sad! I heart his car!