Published on July 4th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Art of Speed 2019 Aims to Achieve 40,000 Visitors
Art of Speed, Malaysia’s premier Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture event, returns for its 8th iteration in 2019, featuring a showcase of locally-built customised cars and bikes, art gallery, interactive activities and exciting lucky draw giveaways.
With a high crowd expectation exceeding 40,000 visitors across two days, Art of Speed 2019 (AOS 2019) will once again take center stage at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS), on 27 July 2019 (10:00 am – 11:00 pm) and 28 July 2019 (10:00 am – 7:00 pm).
This year’s event will feature international custom community and media as the major highlights. They are:
- Shige Suganuma, Hiro “Wildman” Ishii & Masakazu “PAN” Sumi from MOONEYES
- Oliver Jones Grayson a.k.a. The Cutrate; USA (Winner of Born Free 2019)
- Shaik Ridzwan a.k.a. The Mighty Motor; USA
- Geoffrey Douglas Baldwin from Return of the Café Racers; Australia
- Christopher Cooper Raymond from Fuel Tank Magazine; Australia
- Matthew Everingham from Speedhunters.com; Australia
- Marlon Slack from Pipeburn; Australia
- Makoto Watanabe from Chopper Journal Magazine; Japan
- Makoto Ukai from Model Cars & Let’s Play VW Magazine; Japan
- Daisuke Katsumura & Satoshi Furuuchi from Kousoku Yuen Magazine & Street VW Magazine; Japan and many more.
Every year the organiser aims to inspire locals by bringing in highly modified ‘kustom’ vehicles from overseas, and AOS 2019 continues this tradition with several CQQL bikes and cars from Japan for the show. This year’s featured vehicles include:
- HEIWA MOTORCYCLE (JAPAN) with their BMW R9T Custom commissioned by BMW Motorrad
- MOON OF JAPAN 1961 Ford Falcon Sedan Delivery “PANTASTIC”
- HOT DOCK CUSTOM CYCLES (JAPAN) with their 1948 FL Harley Davidson Custom “StG Nautilus”
The AOS 2019 will also see the Art of Speed Invitational Car Build Off 2019 powered by PETRONAS, which will feature 7 builders vying for the RM10,000 cash prize (jury selection) & RM5,000 cash prize (public choice). The competing builders are:
- The Classic Garage from Johor Bahru with builder Ravinder Singh
- Naza College Motorsports Team from Shah Alam with project leader Jagjeet Singh together with 5 students
- Carazee Artwork from Klang, Selangor with builder Ajie
- WakSam Garage X RebanBlackbird from Subang with builders Odie & WakSam
- Kazuto Garage from Klang, Selangor with builder Kazuto Soon.
- Faroib Autosport from Klang, Selangor with builder Ismail Ibrahim
- Garage 63 from Bukit Jalil, Selangor with builder Shawn Foo
Hot Wheels will be at AOS 2019 with Global Hot Wheels Lead Designer (Premium and Collector Segments) Steve Vandervate. Steve will hold a meet and greet, and unveil the Japan Historics 3 series, which will be released in 2020 under the theme “Legendary Japanese Cars”.
Hausboom, in collaboration with Hot Wheels, will present an official 1:1 scale New Beetle Gen 1 as a prize give away for a lucky Hausboom customer at the show.
VANS will be showcasing a tribute to “Era”, a line of shoes that goes back to 1976, in Hall A. The brand will be hosting a skate clinic which is open to families with children.
Hail Vintage is back in AOS and will be hosted in Hall C, featuring a vintage work wear exhibition and 16 specialist vendors. This year’s exhibition will feature even more collectible vintage items to the tune of RM2 million.
Completing the show on Sunday will be the highly coveted lucky draw giveaway where a lucky winner will go home with a Hayabusa-powered Mini Cooper fully customized by FNG Works. On the other hand, the winners of Best of Show for motorcycle and automobile categories will win package trips to the 28th Annual MOONEYES Yokohama Hotrod and Custom Show this coming December as the Guest of Honour.
AOS 2019 will be introducing the Speed Lane ticket, which allows visitors to enter the exhibition hall one hour earlier at 10am. The ticket is priced at RM50 and valid for both days. Ticket holders are also entitled to enter the Sound Circus outdoor concert.