Monday, July 09, 2018

Upcoming Events: The 7th Annual Art Of Speed Malaysia 2018 Powered by PETRONAS Will Be Happening At MAEPS, Serdang on 28 & 29 July 2018

The Art of Speed is back for the seventh time this year. The Art of Speed Malaysia 2018 (AOS 2018) is what the organisers claim is Malaysia's very own homegrown Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture automotive event. As always, this unique event will be showcasing the local custom mod scene comprising of customised cars and bikes, art galleries as well as interactive activities and exciting lucky draws. 

Members of the media were recently briefed at the pre-event event in downtown KL on the upcoming event. The Art of Speed 2018 (AOS 2018) will be held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS), on 28 – 29 July 2018 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. 

The show is expecting 40,000 visitors across both days. This is one of the most highly anticipated automotive events as it showcases different types of custom mods from everywhere, not only locally but globally. There will be international guests from the United States of America, Japan and Australia as well as local gurus from the Malaysian mod scene. 

Asep Ahmad Iskandar, Founder of Art of Speed Malaysia said, “This year’s edition is definitely our best installation yet, with a variety and complexity of not only participating vehicles, but an expansion of 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, NEAT Fest occupying Hall C curated by NoEqual, an art gallery called Moto Circus with local and international artists, expanded “LIVE’ acts for Sound Circus, as well as children and family friendly activities such as House of Vans workshop, Soapbox Show & Go!, marketplace and a youth arena featuring an indoor skate & BMX park by VANS” he added further elaborating on the events that will take place during AOS 2018.

There are a whole lot of things happening at this year's AOS. It is huge in many ways, from Hot Wheels toy collectibles, the AOS invitational bike build off, food, drinks and so much more. I've taken the press release details and you guys can have a look on what's going to happen in the two days the show will take place. 

Firstly, car and bike enthusiasts will have the chance to meet international guests:
James Ken Blackmon and Wilburlavard Thomas III from Trico; USA
Dean Ian Micetich and Jimmy Dean Horn Jr. from Dice Magazine; USA
Mark Arcenal from Illest/Fatlace; USA
Jeff Holt from V-Twin Visionary Magazine; USA
Nau Shima and Yuki Hitomi from Tokyo Indians MC; Japan
Ray Luke Matthew Bellerby from Fuel Tank Magazine; Australia
Geoffrey Douglas Baldwin from Return of the Café Racers; Australia
Makoto Watanabe from Chopper Journal Magazine; Japan
Yoshida Shinya from YENC Magazine, Japan
Kanda Manabu from Kalifornia Look Magazine, Japan
Dino Dalle Carbonare from; Japan
The Nash from Burnout Magazine; Japan
Shige Suganuma and Hiro “Wildman” Ishii from MOONEYES
Gen from Love Ear Art; Japan
Ken Sugihara from Fustyworks; Japan
Mr. G Tiki Art & Pinstriping; Japan
Makoto M&K Custom Signs; Japan
Cynar from Japan
Daisuke Sakon from Kustomstyle; Japan

Special Highlights for AOS 2018 & Event Details (and ticket prices are stated below):

Art of Speed Invitational Bike Build Off 2018 powered by PETRONAS, 
8 builders from Malaysia & Singapore vying for RM10,000 cash prize (jury selection) & RM5,000.00 cash prize (public choice). 
The competing builders are:
Rusty Factory from Ipoh, Perak
Soul Garage from Sungai Petani, Kedah
JZ Engineering & Services from Pasir Gudang, Johor
No Die Cycles from Ampang, Selangor
Beautiful Machines from Kuala Lumpur
Dstreet Customs from Singapore
Kenstomoto from Kuala Lumpur
Skateture Custom Works from Kuching. Sarawak

Hot Wheels will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary at Art of Speed 2018
Dmitriy Shakhmatov, Global Hot Wheels Product Design Manager will be travelling to Malaysia from the US as part of the Hot Wheels Southeast Asia Tour and will hold a meet and greet at the event. He will also be unveiling the Car Culture 2019 designs made in collaboration with RWB Porsche as well as celebrating the life-sized RWB Porsche 911 which has been made into a Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary model. The model's preview at Art of Speed will be the first time it will be revealed to the public.

The HOUSE OF VANS Skateboard & BMX Competition and art workshop will be an exciting section with plenty of activities for children, teenagers and basically kids aged from 1 to 199.

Hail Vintage 2018 
There will be a vintage and collectible market as well as a vintage denim exhibition where there will be denim from 1870 and a collection valued at over RM1,000,000.00. 

Art Of Speed X Dice Magazine Party,
This is the event's the official weekend party in collaboration with Dice Magazine. Malaysia joins London, Tokyo, Los Angeles & New York to host the Dice Magazine Party. Bands performing will be Gerhana Ska Cinta and Black & Blues Band with a DJ set by Disko Santan. DICE Magazine Party will be held at Jenerator, KL City Walk on 28 July 2018, Saturday night at 10pm – 1am. Invitations will be sent out to our participants & vendors while members of the public can acquire invitation by registering online (Limited to first 100 person only). Link to register is as Official Motorcycle Marketplace will feature a special collaboration with Pa’din Musa who built a custom streetcub that will be unveiled at the show.

With music being an instrumental segment of Art of Speed and aside from the AOS X Dice Magazine Party, the main stage of AOS now known as ‘Sound Circus’ will feature Fox Wanna Fly as the opening act on Saturday launching the event’s official theme song entitled “Inspirasi”. AOS 2018 visitors will also be treated to popular bands Plague Of Happiness who will be the main act on Saturday and a comeback concert by Bittersweet who will close the event on Sunday.

Daily Lucky Draws
There will be daily lucky draws on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
The winner will win a paid package trip for ONE (1) to visit the 27 th Annual Yokohama Hotrod Custom Show 2018 & a fully custom ONE (1) unit C600R Streetcub by FNG Works. The prizes will be given away on Saturday & Sunday respectively.

The 'Souped Up' Vintage and Custom Vehicle Display
Keeping up with its tradition of inspiring locals, the organisers will once again bring in ‘souped up’ vintage & custom vehicles for the show from overseas. This is one of the main attractions to any AOS show. This year, highlights include:
1. NAU SHIMA & YUKI HITOMI from Tokyo Indians MC feat. 2 units of 1947 INDIAN CHIEF (JAPAN).


Another highlight vehicle will be specially flown in from USA to be featured at the House of Vans booth inside HALL A is.....

Other Art of Speed 2018 activities include:
Motorcycle test rides by Indian Motorcycles & Royal Enfield

Roda Rumble 2018 - Two Wheels Gathering & Outdoor Festival

Food Park featuring Food Trucks, Outdoor Marketplace & Vintage Flea Market

Art of Speed 2018 will also organise its fourth Mega Club Gathering and Roda Rumble by the Retro Mania boys that will inject new excitement to all classic, retro and ol'skool vehicle owners.

The winner of Best of Show motorcycle and automobile categories will win package trips to the 27 th Annual MOONEYES Yokohama Hotrod and Custom Show this coming December as the Guest of Honour.

Event Details:
Event: 7th Annual Art Of Speed Malaysia 2018 Powered by PETRONAS
Date: 28 & 29 July 2018
Venue: MAEPS, Serdang
Time: 10:00am* - 7:00pm

Do note that this year AOS 2018 will introduce a tier ticket system. Speed lane ticket can enter the halls at 10am & General Admission at 11am.

According to the organisers, they are implementing this to manage collector-based fans that usually attend the event earlier than the rest. 

But do note that the Speedlane tickets cost double the general admission tickets:

Speedlane ticket: RM30*

General admission: RM15*

*Both tickets are valid for both days. Ticket counter will open at 9am to sell Speedlane & General Admission tickets.

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