Need for speed! 93-y/o Japanese ex-taxi driver becomes YouTube legend at racing games
11 June 2021 | 4:17 pm
He's 93 years old, but he's as fast as he ever was. After retiring from taxi driving, Ryuji Urabe gave up his driver's license, sit in the cockpit and became a YouTube sensation after his grandson started sharing online videos of grandpa racing in fancy sports cars.
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