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putting art back into speed again this year

Putting Art back into Speed again this year

Continuously befuddling by getting better and better every year, prepare to have your mind blown again by the best Kustom Kulture

Dinesh Appavu Photo

Dinesh Appavu

15 Jul 2019

Every year, Art of Speed (AOS) continues to grow rapidly by incorporating new elements into the show and raising the bar through the roof in terms of Kustom Kulture and old-school exhibits and activities that never fails to put Malaysia on the global automotive map.

This year, the show enters its eighth run and will be held over the 27-28 July 2019 weekend. You can definitely count on having your mind blown; especially with the grand prize being a custom original Mini powered by the screamer of an engine from a Suzuki Hayabusa.

Billed as the ultimate Kustom Kulture weekend in the country, AOS 2019 will have a drool-worth line-up comprising custom cars, bikes and anything else on wheels that oozes the custom vibe. Visitors can look forward to amazing prizes as well among the flurry of activities planned.

AOS will be bringing back the staples of its exhibits that include Mooneyes as well as other renowned international figures such as Mighty Motor, Pipeburn and The Cutrate. Global media titles that include Speedhunters will be on hand to document the extravaganza.

During an intimate media preview, the organisers of AOS let slip some of the legendary exhibits that’ll be making their way here. You can count on seeing the Heiwa Motorcycle (Japan) and their custom BMW R9T that was commissioned by BMW Motorrad themselves. Joing them will be Moon of Japan with 1961 Ford Falcon Sedan dubbed “Pantastic,” and Hot Dock Custom Cycles of Japan with their 1948 FL Harley-Davidson Custom “StG Nautilus”.

Petronas is back again this year to power the Art of Speed Invitational Car Build Off 2019. Hot Wheels will be unveiling their Japan Historics 3 series “Legendary Japanese Cars” that should get the Hot Wheels collectors wet in their pants. Furthermore, the collectors can share their prized collections in the Hot Wheels Club Malaysia Custom Contest & Play Zone.

The official beverage of the show; Hausboom, is getting in on the act with its own Hausboom x Hot Wheels official 1:1 scale New Beetle Gen 1 that’s up for grabs as part of the lucky draw.

VANS will be kicking up a storm as they hold a showcase and skateboard clinic while the Kustom & Koffee Talk sees industry experts sharing their thoughts on the scene and its future.

In case you missed it, the Mini marque celebrates its diamond jubilee this year. That’s 60 years for those that have neglected the queen’s language. Make sure to drop by the Mini 60th Anniversary Malaysia celebrations at AOS.

AOS will be held at its usual home for the last few years, the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) from 10am-7pm. Tickets are available online here. Pricing is as follows –
General Weekend Pass – RM20
SoundCircus – additional RM35 on top of pass above
Speedlane – RM50

Speedlane is basically a combo of the weekend pass and SoundCircus as well as earlier entry into the exhibition halls at 10am to get ahead of the crowd. In case you’re wondering, SoundCircus is the afterparty with local acts Hujan, Bittersweet, Gerhana Ska Cinta and more storming the stage.

Don’t forget to grab the official T-shirt and merchandise because as always, the design is plain cool.