Art of Speed Malaysia 2017, Engineered for Better

Sixth Edition to treat motor heads and Average-Joes

SERDANG, 13 JULY 2017 – Art of Speed, Malaysia’s very own homegrown Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture event is back with its annual treat for motor heads, showcasing the local kustom scene comprising of customised cars and bikes, art galleries, interactive activities, as well as a stunt show.

Art of Speed 2017 (AOS 2017) was held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS), on 29 – 30 July 2017 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. The show recorded over 40,000 visitors for both days.

Cars and bikes enthusiasts had the chance to meet 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, Shigeo from 420 Kustom from Japan, Chicarockabilly Shima & Theresa Tay from Cherry Bomb Singapore, Irvine Jasta & Fahmi Freeflow from Indonesia, The Nash from Burnout Magazine Japan, and the art collective pinstripe group from Japan; Makoto, Mr. G, Jetwrench and Cynar.

The event also rewarded the best talents in the show via the AOS Invitational Bike Build Off 2017, powered by Petronas, which saw 10 builders from Malaysia and Singapore vying for RM10,000 cash prize (jury selection) & RM5,000.00 cash prize (public choice).

The overall jury pick winner was an astonishing well customised Honda CX500 built by Muhammad Khalid Musa from Rusty Factory. The 30 years old Ipoh lad also walked away with the Public Choice award with the most cast votes beating out the other 9 builders.

Invitational aside, visitors also witnessed a special collaboration between Boon Siew Honda, an iconic brand in Malaysia, and Art of Speed. The Boon Siew X Art of Speed section were among the main highlights of the event, featuring four lifestyle icons such as the Legend Racing Garage, BWB, District Shop Gallery and Ah Ho Motors to showcase their creations.

The HOUSE OF VANS Skateboard & BMX Competition and art workshop was an exciting section to visit with plenty of activities for children, teenagers and the young at heart.

Hot Wheels’ lead designer Jun Imai from USA also graced AOS 2017 with his presence.

While visitors were busy feasting their eyes on the machines, Oh Chentaku performed the opening act on Saturday, while popular band Hujan closed the event on Sunday with a bang! The presence of local celebrities such as Nora Danish and Alif Satar also added to the merriment of the event.

Last but not there least, there were daily lucky draws, where a CMC XY400 was given away on Saturday to Abdul Halim Mat, and a fully custom Yamaha RX-Z twin engine by FNG Works & Beautiful Machines was given on Sunday to a lucky chap from Perlis, Mohd Fadly Mohd Zerain.

Keeping up with its traditions, the organisers once again brought in ‘souped up’ Japanese vehicles for an exhibition like no other. This year, visitors were treated with:

  1. HIDEYA TOGASHI from HIDE MOTORCYCLES feat. 1975 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FL MODEL (JAPAN)
  2. GEN LOVE ART feat. 1981 IRONHEAD SPORTSTER (JAPAN)
  3. 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 included:

  • 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 was also 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 also organized its third Mega Club Gathering and Roda Rumble gathering by the Retro Mania boys that injected new excitement to all classic, retro and olskool vehicle owners.

The winner of Best of Show motorcycle and automobile categories won package trips to the MOONEYES Yokohama Hotrod and Custom Show this coming December as the Guest of Honour.

List of AOS2017 winners:

  1. BEST OF MEGA CAR/BIKE CLUB GATHERING – KELFOLKS
  2. BEST OF MARKETPLACE – TRIUMPH MALAYSIA
  3. BEST OF MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY – Mohd Faiz Rushdi from Rachun MC
  4. BEST OF CAR DISPLAY – Abdul Wahab Bahari

AOS Invitational Bike Build Off

  1. Jury Award – Rusty Factory – Muhammad Khalid Musa – HONDA CX500 (Malaysia)
  2. Public Award – Rusty Factory – Muhammad Khalid Musa – HONDA CX500 (Malaysia)

Best Of Show Automobile

Najib Kamaruddin – 1982 Merc 190E EVO2 DTM Replica (Malaysia)

Best Of Show Motorcycle

Nodie Cycles – 1972 Shovelhead Harley-Davidson (Malaysia)

International Invited Guest Pick

  1. Cole Foster – Salinas Boys Custom Cars & Bikes Pick

RWB Yamato Nadeshiko (America)

  1. Jeff Holt – Hot Bike Magazine Pick

Destreet Customs Harley (Singapore)

  1. David “Chopperdave” Freston Pick

Beautiful Machines – Dirty Fellow Ducati Scrambler (Malaysia)

  1. Kaichiroh Kurosu – Cherry’s Company Pick

Beautiful Machines – Kuro Suzuki GS550 (Malaysia)

  1. Yuichi Yoshizawa – Custom Works Zon Pick

Beautiful Machines – Mentadak Yamaha SR400 Supercharged (Malaysia)

  1. Makonabe – Chopper Journal Magazine Pick

Oneway Machine – Destreet Customs Harley (Singapore)

  1. Hideya Togashi – Hide Motorcycles Pick

Kenstomoto (Malaysia)

  1. Gen Love Art Pick

Beautiful Machines – Little Monster (Malaysia)

  1. Daisuke Sakon – Kustomstyle Pick

Elden – VW Air Rde Beetle (Malaysia)

  1. The Nash – Kustom Kulture Produktion Pick

Allan Netto – Volvo (Malaysia)

  1. Cheetah CC Pick

Ah Ho Motor – Honda MSX (Malaysia)

  1. Fusty Works Pick

Sirajuddin – Lowrider (Malaysia)

  1. Andrew Jones – Pipeburn Pick

Rusty Factory – Honda CX500 (Malaysia)

  1. Dino Dalle Carbonare – Speedhunters.com Pick

Najib Kamaruddin – Merc 190E EVO2 DTM Replica (Malaysia)

  1. Shige Suganuma – MOONEYES Pick

Beard Brothers Cycle Co. – Shovelhead (Singapore)

AOS2017 Show & Shine winners

Lowrider Category

  1. Best of 12”, 16” & 20” Wheel Lowrider

Rohaizad Zakaria (Malaysia)

  1. Best of 24”, 26” & Open Wheels Lowrider & Limousine

Mohd Royzilee Mustaffa (Malaysia)

OPTIONAL CATEGORY

  1. BEST PAINT – Rohaizad Zakaria (Malaysia)
  2. BEST FABRICATION –Rohaizad Zakaria (Malaysia)

 

Automobile Category

  1. BEST OF 60’s

Vijay (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF 70’S (HIGHLIGHT)

Rajinder RM Restorations (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF 80’S

Mohd Hafiz Ibrahim (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF JDM PRE-1992

Mazlan Chong (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF POST-1992 JDM

Adam (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF CUSTOM RETRO PICK-UP

Backwheels Bitches (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF RADIKAL (CLASSIC & MODERN)

Muhammad Izaaz Haziq Md Zaidi (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF CUSTOM VW AIR-COOLED

Max Ranjit Singh (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF RACE/DRAG CAR

Choo Kok Sing (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF CUSTOM & RESTORED VW VAN

Muhammad Triumph (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF RAT LOOK

Mujahid Che Hamid (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF CUSTOM CONTINENTAL

Najib Kamaruddin (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF KCAR

Azaman Hamat (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF STANCE

Boey Wai Sun (Malaysia)

 

OPTIONAL CATEGORY

  1. BEST PAINT

Fairul Irwan (Malaysia)

  1. BEST INTERIOR

Rajinder RM Restorations (Malaysia)

  1. BEST ENGINE BAY

Alex Liew (Malaysia)

 

Motorcycle Category

  1. BEST OF OPEN CLASS

D-Street Customs (Singapore)

  1. BEST OF CHOPPER

Beard Brothers Cycle Co. (Singapore)

  1. BEST OF BOBBER

Nodie Azmil Abd Wahab – Nodie Cycle (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF CAFÉ RACER

Beautiful Machine (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF MODIFIED HARLEY-DAVIDSON INC. SPORTSTER, SOFTAIL & PRO STREET

Indracitra Ibrahim (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF CUSTOM BAGGER

Kicap – KKMG (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF JAP STYLE & TRACKER (HIGHLIGHT)

Muhd Izwan Jelani – D.I Motorsports (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF RESTORED CLASSIC SCOOTER

Muhd Razlan Isman (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF STREETCUB

Amirul Hakimi Ahmad (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF RADICAL RUCKUS

Muhd Amirul – Royal Auto Grooming (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF RESTORED RETRO JAPANESE

Sundares A/L Nadarajan (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF RESTORED CLASSIC CONTINENTAL & AMERICAN

Meer Al-Rashid – Rachun MC (Malaysia)

  1. BEST OF CUSTOM STREET BIKE

Kenny Yeon Oon Siak – Kenstomoto (Malaysia)

 

OPTIONAL CATEGORY

  1. BEST PAINT

Rizal VSMG (Malaysia)

  1. BEST ENGINEERING

Beautiful Machine (Malaysia)

  1. BEST FABRICATION

Kenstomoto (Malaysia)

 

For more information about this event, please visit www.artofspeedmy.com or www.facebook.com/ArtOfSpeedMY/

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