Art of Speed 2016 (AOS 2016), Malaysia’s own homegrown OlSkool & Kustom Kulture event which is famous for its lifestyle automotive show, customised cars and bikes show, art gallery, interactive activities and stunt show, this year saw massive new highlights never seen before in its previous editions.
Held over the weekend, the event saw utilisation of more space this year, with two halls at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang being used rather than just one hall like last year.
Over 200 customised cars and bikes were displayed in the two separate halls, featuring both classic and modern vehicles from around the world, including two customised Harley-Davidsons and a Chevrolet Malibu “Hopping Lowrider” model shipped from Japan.
This year’s exhibition was dominated by Japanese cars as expected, but also featured cars of all makes and models. The variety of display this year was impressive, and had something for everybody, whether you like customs, muscle cars, sports cars, or whether you enjoy the classics or prefer the more modern models.
There was also a display of skill by Malaysian Prince of Drift Tengku Djan Ley, where he took lucky visitors on a “Taxi Ride”, and Aaron Twite of the USA who performed radical stunts on his high-powered superbike.
Besides that, visitors to AOS 2016 were able to meet and greet international automotive legends as well as vehicles specifically brought in from Japan and also got to enjoy the “MotoCircus” themed art gallery which highlighted local and international artists who offered commission works of pinstriping and lettering to all kustom kulture fans.
AOS 2016 also saw the introduction of Painthead Asia, a regional art show featuring renowned artists from around the region on a single platform showcasing their works of art. The exhibition, which is the first of its kind in Asia, fostered collaborations among local and international artists such as Bacon Decoration “Jun” from Japan, Arkiv Vilmansa and Fahmi Freeflow from Indonesia, Mr. Pinma and Twocs Itthipong from Thailand, Mark SBTG and Feroze McLeod from Singapore, and Adrian Nunis “Affa Project” and Ezudean Ishak “Rolling Ink” from Malaysia. Every helmet designed by these artists were on sale via a silent auction, with all of the proceeds channeled to the artist.
Other attractions this year included a special appearance by Jason Webber from ATR Choppers USA, Jeff Leighton from The Wretched Hive USA, Steve Caballero from USA, Shige Suganuma and Wildman from MOONEYES Japan, Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters.com Japan, Hi-Technix Japan Lowrider Hopping Show from Japan, Koji Hamada from Hammer Sycle Japan, Kaichiroh Kurosu from Cherry’s Company Japan, The Nash from Burnout Magazine Japan, and art collective pinstripe group from Japan; Makoto, Mr. G, Jetwrench and Boo.
Enjoy photos of the event in the gallery below, available for your viewing pleasure: