Photos by Sean Fox & Mimi Whitacre
Na'Shaun: "Back in 2011, it was time for me to finally get a car. I was
working at Subway at the time, and I always loved the car scene. So you already know that I wanted a car some kind of bad. My uncle told me to put the money I've saved up for that whole year, on a down payment of a car. Since he wanted me to do this on my own, I was more than determined. Well I've had the S2000 for four years. I was 20 years old and didn't know a single thing about the vehicle. Picked it up at an local
Carmax and fell in love at first sight. Was beyond excited because this is actually the first and only car I have ever owned. A few months after I bought the S2000, I remember buying my first modification.. my exhaust. Lol, a little later down the line my boss gave me the opportunity to change the color of the car. I discovered the color on
an S2k forum and I knew it was the one. Took us about 3 tries to actually paint it right, but it eventually paid off. That's when the good ol' drop came into play and I bought coilovers. Installed those bad boys, and that's where it all began. Before the Bradas, I had a set of VSXX'S that barely fit. That's when I was introduced into the fitment lifestyle. Met up with some guys from North Carolina at Tuner Evo, who formed a crew called the TrendSetterzCrew. After selling the Works, and didn't know what I wanted to do next, I ended up plasti dipping the car pearl white. Wasn't the best decision, which is why I peeled it off. I missed the actual fresh paint look immediately. Finally linked up with Brada Wheels, and ordered the BR1s. They fit the car absolutely perfect, and it made me fall in love all over again. It's crazy to believe that the hard work and patience that this car had been through, made it on a website which I follow religiously. This is a blessing and I'm beyond honored for this feature. I couldn't have done it without my uncle's motivation and encouragement.
The S2000 would not be where it's at today if it wasn't for these special people. I have to give a huge shoutout to my main men Darius Stanfield, Nic Gradford, Kyle Huxford, Chris Bailey, Matt Bryant, Derelle Gray, Chris Bucci, Connor Hudgins, Junior Smith, Bobby Bowen, Bryan Slyvester and the crew... TrendSetterzCrew!"
Follow Na'Shaun and his S2000 on Instagram: @NationWide_XD