Better be warned for in case you stumble upon 23-year-old AJ Alrumaihi and need to be somewhere—do NOT get him started in cars. Boy, does this kid got us thinking if we really got the guts behind them wheels. Looking like the
average boy-next-door, this extreme gear-head first drove a car at nine, is legitimately in love with classic cars, and built his wife for life: a 1993 Toyota Supra MK4.
As children of the younger AJ’s age would respond to having dreams of becoming a
doctor, lawyer, or of any one of the commonly aspired professions, the younger him would always say ‘race car driver’. “I am a racer at heart,” he says. “While it [professional racing] is an expensive business, I join the Qatar Mile whenever I can.” There is a shared hunger and pleasure in going fast behind the wheel amongst car enthusiasts. AJ confirmed his longing as early as the Gran Turismo video game days. “I’m not a video game kind of guy,” he admits, “but since it was illegal for me to drive, and to drive is what I wanted to do, I resorted to Gran Turismo.” It was in the same series of racing video games that AJ saw a red Toyota Supra. “I told my self and some people that I am going to get myself a Supra. Of course, there we some who said I wouldn’t make it.”
Being extremely dedicated and passionate about cars, for AJ, is a learning opportunity that is able to show you the world. “The passion for cars is a culture that breaks barriers, like a language shared within a supportive community of the same breed.”