Art of Speed, Malaysia’s homegrown Ol-Skool & Kustom Kulture event will return this year on July 29 and 30 at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS), Serdang, from 10am to 7pm.
The event will be showcasing the local kustom scene comprising customised cars and bikes, art galleries, interactive activities and a stunt show.
It will also feature 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 Japan, Toshiyuki Osawa from 4th Dimension Japan, Jeffrey Chang from Air Runner Taiwan, Shigeo from 420 Kustom 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 for the jury selection, and RM5,000 cash prize for public choice.
Boon Siew will also be collaborating with AOS in the Boon Siew X Art of Speed section will be one of 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.
Extreme sports enthusiasts can also check out the House of Vans Skateboard and BMX Competition and art workshop, while Hot Wheels’ lead designerJun Imai from USA will also be making an appearance.
Besides that, there will be 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 awarded on Sunday.
Souped up Japanese vehicles will also be on display, including a 1975 Harley-Davidson FL Model by Hideya Togashi from Hide Motorcycles Japan, a 1981 Ironhead Sportster from Gen Love Art Japan and 1949 customised Ford Shoebox by Daisuke Sakon from Kustomstyle Japan.
Other special highlights will include the Cole Foster & friends Shaping and Fabrication Workshop, Drift Taxi, motorcycle test rides, Roda Rumble 2017 – Two Wheels Gathering & Outdoor Festival and Food Park featuring Food Trucks and Vintage Market.
Besides these there will also be a range of activities such as the 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 and Die Cast Competition.
Art of Speed 2017 will also be organising its third Mega Club Gathering, where cars will be hosted at an exclusive parking lot measuring up to three acres which can fit over 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.