Owner of the South Florida “Purp” Power People Eater, S13 hatch, with more flavour than your purple Kool-Aid mix on a sizzling summer day, drifter JJ Naico is here to show us some spots along the way to his West Palm Beach residence. Head honcho of the Street Legal drift team, JJ has already been making some really big waves as of recent, he and his team have definitely caught our attention with remarkable performances, and we’ve been on the purple trail for some time now. Jake Downs and I set out to do a gnarly photo-shoot at his home, deciding upon a location once JJ’s drift-bae got a wash.
Our first location turned out to be a nifty little hideaway; I’ve never seen the Floridian landscape deter from its usual relative flatland and tropical flora so drastically, this little secret beckoned a very European oceanic road side setting, featuring overhanging trees and cut rock, reminiscent of the Trail Mountain Race Way in Gran Turismo 3. The scenario was almost dream like! I imagined a school of dolphins playing in the ocean, as sail boats and yachts make their way down the inlet!
After that engaging experience, we got a quick bite at Pizza Girls in downtown WPB. Delicious, New York styled slices, very tasty, and highly recommended if you’re ever in the area. We wanted to try to find another location to shoot before the sun dipped below the golden hour, and came across a warehouse covered in a crazy colourful mural, which actually complimented JJ’s current colour scheme on his car. We wrapped the day with an unplanned hang out with the Street Legal Drift team, it was really cool to get a chance to knock around with JJ and embrace his stomping grounds and all its offerings!
Photo x Jake Downs and shane prescod
Location @ West Palm Beach, FL