Written by Alex Brackett & AJ Strub
“I’d say it was a real learning experience for me more than anything - Figuring out what was tasteful and what wasn’t, while still being true to me.” -AJ Strub (@strubaj on Instagram)
We’ve all seen our cars go through different iterations and phases. Personally, I’d like to forget some of mine 😬
AJ Strub’s Mini is one of those cars that has worn many outfits during its career in the scene. This particular rendition, aired out nicely atop a very rare set of MTechnica Aero (potentially 1 of 1), is perhaps my favorite version of any Mini I’ve ever seen. A lot of you know him as the meme plug shitposter overlord “Paris Skipper”…or most recently “Mohammed Shrimp” (who up fryin they rice rn 🦐🥣) - but there is a side to AJ that is very real. And that’s what we focus on here.
He is extremely active in the community as an advocate for mental health support & awareness, as well as for suicide prevention. We all struggle with our own internal battles. But internal does not have to mean secret. It is okay to be sad, and it is important to know there is support out there.
We’ve never met in person, but I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for him and everything he stands for. Just a genuine, approachable human being with good intentions who can make anybody laugh.
Remember everyone, you are not alone, and there are people around you, figuratively and physically that love and cherish your existence. Nobody is better off without you 🖤
Photography by Alex Blassingame (@bgames_photo)