As a kitty cat rolls onto the set making its presence noticed, we then turn our focus back to Danny O’Conner S13 onevia which was looking pretty under the halogen lights at the back of the shopping plaza. We had left the busiest Golden Squats to date, like three of the main rows of the gallery where packed and started to spill into the forth. However, we left to shoot our first “Cars of Golden Squats” feature. Golden Squats being our weekly meet held every Thursday at the historic spot where the old SFLDrifters meet use to be (we took over and move the day to Thursday instead of Wednesday)
Who is Danny, and what does he do? Well Danny as he puts it “I’m just a basic dude who loves cars and skateboards”. I was like ahh… ok… but how? He further explained he has always been into cars and bikes since forever ago. He admits he wasn’t really into the whole drift scene from the beginning but what really changed this New Jersey native, who moved to Miami (cue Will Smith’s,Miami song) was an old Nissan 300zx z31 he got. This was his catalyst to all drifty things. But sadly this moment of change was short lived as someone who couldn’t respect his property decided they needed to have that car and stole it.
Luckily the passion didn’t die with that incident, because more than anything this lead to him acquiring the beauty s13 we have set up for the shoot. The incident catapulted him to dive deeper into scene, from watching old hot version and option videos. He then found a bunch of friends who were down with the sickness(drifting) and that was it.
What about the car you must be asking yourself at this exact moment? Well it’s a Nissan 240sx s13 onevia drift car, hey there. Powerplant a bone stock Sr20det, a standard issue pignose front bumper, XXR wheels, Origin type 25 cm thicc overfenders and side skirts. As he stated “It’s a pretty basic fun car”.
I then asked him what were his thoughts on Golden Squats? He responded “It’s nothing but good, good vibes, nothing but cool people. It’s every Thursday and it’s cool and I look forward to it every week”. Well damn thanks man, there you have it our first Golden Squats feature. Hope you lot liked it.
Photo x shane prescod
Location @ GOLDEN SQUATS