Art of Speed, Malaysia’s very own homegrown Ol-Skool & Kustom Kulture event is back with its annual treat for motor heads, showcasing the local kustom scene comprising customized cars and bikes, art galleries, interactive activities, as well as a stunt show.
To be held on the 29 – 30 July 2017 at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS), Art of Speed 2017 (AOS 2017) will be open from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Cars and bikes enthusiasts can expect some exciting international guests including Cole Foster from Salinas Boys Custom Cars & Bikes USA, Jeff Holt from Hot Bike Magazine USA, David “Chopperdave” Freston from USA, Shige Suganuma & Wildman from MOONEYES Japan, Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters.com Japan, Kaichiroh Kurosu from Cherry’s Company Japan, Yuichi Yoshizawa from Custom Works Zon from Japan, Makonabe from Chopper Journal Magazine Japan, Tetsu from Hopping Shower Japan, Sugihara Ken from Fusty Works from Japan, Toshiyuki Osawa from 4th Dimension from Japan, Jeffrey Chang from Air Runner from Taiwan, Shigeo from 420 Kustom from Japan, Chicarockabilly Shima from Singapore, Irvine Jasta & Donny Ariyanto from Indonesia, The Nash from Burnout Magazine Japan, and art collective pinstripe group from Japan; Makoto, Mr. G, Jetwrench and Cynar.
The event will also reward the best talents in the show via the AOS Invitational Bike Build Off 2017, which will see 10 builders from Malaysia and Singapore vying for RM10,000 cash prize (jury selection) & RM5,000.00 cash prize (public choice).
The Invitational aside, will also witness a special collaboration of an iconic brand in Malaysia which is Boon Siew Honda and Art of Speed. The Boon Siew X Art of Speed section also promises to be among the main highlights, where four lifestyle icons such as the Legend Racing Garage, BWB, District Shop Gallery and Ah Ho Motors will be showcasing their creations.
If extreme sports is your thing, the HOUSE OF VANS Skateboard & BMX Competition and art workshop is definitely worth checking out.
Hot Wheels’ lead designer Jun Imai from USA will also grace AOS 2017 with his presence. So, if you’re an avid Hot Wheels collector, this is the best time to meet the man behind your favourite scale models.
While visitors are busy feasting their eyes on all the machinery, entertaining them will be Oh Chentaku who will be opening on Saturday, and popular band Hujan who will be closing the event on Sunday.
Last but not there least, there will also be daily lucky draws, where a CMC XY400 will be given away on Saturday, and a fully custom Yamaha RX-Z twin engine by FNG Works & Beautiful Machines will be given on Sunday.
Keeping up with its traditions, the organisers are once again bringing in ‘souped up’ Japanese vehicles for an exhibition like no other. This year, visitors will be treated with:
- HIDEYA TOGASHI from HIDE MOTORCYCLES feat. 1975 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FL MODEL (JAPAN)
- GEN LOVE ART feat. 1981 IRONHEAD SPORTSTER (JAPAN)
- DAISUKE SAKON from KUSTOMSTYLE feat. 1949 customised FORD “SHOEBOX
According to, Asep Ahmad Iskandar, Founder of Art of Speed Malaysia, “This year’s edition is definitely our best installation yet, with the variety and complexity not only of the vehicles, but we have also expanded the activities throughout the weekend to suit all age groups.”
“This includes a Show and Shine competition in an air-conditioned 150,000 square feet hall with customs and classics in Hall A, while NEAT Fest occupying Hall C curated by NoEqual, an art gallery called Moto Circus with local and international artists, Kustom and Coffee Talk, as well as children and family friendly activities such as Star Wars costumed charity photo opportunities, a Soapbox Show & Go!, marketplace and a youth arena featuring an indoor skate park hosted by House of VANS.”
SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS of Art of Speed 2017 will include:
- Art of Speed Invitational Bike Build-Off 2017
- Cole Foster & friends SHAPING & FABRICATION WORKSHOP
- Drift Taxi
- Motorcycle test rides
- Roda Rumble 2017 – Two Wheels Gathering & Outdoor Festival
- Food Park featuring Food Trucks & Vintage Market
Besides the above, there will also be a wide range of enjoyable activities such as:
- Indoor International Show & Shine community show & competition
- Car & Motorcycle Mega Club Gathering
- International Art Gallery (MotoCircus)
- Pin-Up ladies
- Indoor & Outdoor Marketplace
- SoapBox & GO!
- Indoor Skatepark
- Viewing Deck & Games
- Die Cast Competition
Art of Speed 2017 will also be organizing its third Mega Club Gathering that will inject new excitement to all classic, retro and olskool vehicle owners. The organizer will be hosting these cars at providing a huge exclusive parking lot, which measures up to 3 acres and can fit more than 1,000 vehicles.
The winner of Best of Show motorcycle and automobile categories will win package trips to the MOONEYES Yokohama Hotrod and Custom Show this coming December as Guest of Honour.
For more information about this event, please visit www.artofspeedmy.com or www.facebook.com/ArtOfSpeedMY/