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Its very easy! Please refer to the picture above and click on the area that I have marked in red. Automatically, a side panel will appear on the right side of your website screen.

If you are looking for business opportunity at Art of Speed Asia 2014, Citta Mall please click at CORPORATE SPACE & BOOTH.

For those who wants to compete in our Show & Shine, go straight to OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM and read the instruction thoroughly and and then proceed to download the form. The PDF form can be typed in and don’t forget to click SAVE. Send the form and a picture of your vehicle to the e-mail address given for scrutinizing process. Wait for our approval reply.

Deadline for all Show & Shine guests and booth requests is on the 30th April 2014. If you require more information, please call us at 019.373.6798.

Terima Kasih! | Thank you!

 

April 4, 2014

ArtOfSpeed.ASiA 2014 Icon Holidays!

Especially for all our Foreign & Local Guest who wants special privileges at the show!
Stay at the coolest spot in town right next to Hard Rock Cafe and have breakfast with our 14 International Guest for some quality time away from the crowds.

Package includes:
4Day 3Nights stay at Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Transfers to event.
Ticket for our ‘Good Times Party’.
Our Special ‘Visitors Gift Pack’.
Meals according to itinerary.
Dinner with our Special Guest .
Stopover at Harley-Davidson KL.
and much more!
Contact our agents today.

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It’s official! Art of Speed Asia Launches New Vision for Regional Custom Culture!

As you may have heard, the nation’s biggest and hottest ‘Kustom’ lifestyle gathering – Art of Speed Asia 2014 is all set to take centre stage coming 7 & 8 June, and what better way to warm things up than throwing a garage party at one of the most prominent bike builders in the Klang Valley? Last Friday night on March 28, despite the pouring rain in late afternoon and warm weather later, it didn’t dampen the spirits of more than 300 guests from industry people, reps from advertising agencies and gearheads to Beautiful Machines, PJ.

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Besides those who present to witness it, many would have heard of the event that brought the local customization scene to the next level – Art of Speed Malaysia; organized by Switchblade Kuala Lumpur, a rock and roll boutique and avid enthusiast of Kustom Kulture. 

L_R; Elfie Jane (Dickies) Guan & Pat (Beautiful Machines) Asep (Art of Speed Asia) Izam Shariman (Curro)

L-R : Elfie Jane from Dickies, Guan & Pat from Beautiful Machines, Asep Ahmad from Art of Speed Asia & Izam Shariman from Curro. Pictured together after unveiling the official poster and official merchandise design from Dickies.

Since its opening in 2009, SwitchbladeKL, which has been promoting the ‘So-Cal’ sub culture in Malaysia, is now even more vibrant – giving vintage hot rods, choppers, American muscle cars, retro Japanese vehicles, classic cars, and the art and music revolving around this lifestyle more exposure.

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Art of Speed Malaysia was the first Kustom Kulture Show in Malaysia that has progressed via a series of events and also promotional tours at neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and also Japan.

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Past events had recorded tremendous support from local and international movers and shakers of the custom culture scene, as well as the members of the public.

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Events held at Publika, Solaris Dutamas in 2012, Citta Mall, Petaling Jaya and Danga Bay, Johor Bahru in 2013 saw such overwhelming response that the organizers have decided to hold monthly mini events including a Night Cruise at the Sepang International Circuit.

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Art of Speed Asia 2014 now takes things a step further after championing the event on a local scale for two years, the event is now recognized by international players. In fact, the organizer was recently invited to be among the judges at the recent 22nd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod & Custom Show in Japan in 2013, said to be one of the most influential shows in the world.

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Art of Speed Asia 2014 stays close to its roots, retaining the tagline “Celebrating Art in Automotive Culture” that highlights the crossover of lifestyle and art as championed by Art of Speed Malaysia but with more regional relevance.

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Art of Speed Asia 2014 will also be a regional platform for enthusiasts around the region to gather and meet icons from beyond South East Asia. It also aims to inspire and market local creative products to international markets. This year, the event is supported by Tourism Malaysia, recognizing the burgeoning growth of visitors and fans of the custom culture scene from the region. The third installment of the event will take place at Citta Mall, Ara Damansara on this coming 7 and 8 of June 2014.

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The event is a brainchild of Asep Ahmad Iskandar, the Managing Director of Initium Sdn Bhd a turnkey event management company, when met at the Launch Party of Art of Speed Asia 2014 said, “We intend to create an event that takes a giant leap in quality of content that speaks to regional fans and brings them closer together while creating a regional platform to connect with global audience. Art of Speed Asia 2014 will be unique as we will not only fly in the icons of the industry but also their vehicles and art works to inspire in our Show and Shine competition and the Art Gallery. Fellow enthusiast will also be able to chat with our Special Guest in the planned Kustoms & Coffee Talk sessions. All in all, a great interactive day out for all fans and public making it a show not to be missed!”

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International guest for Art of Speed Asia 2014 includes, Mooneyes Japan, Rocky Auto Japan, Flat 4 Tokyo, Kutsom Kulture Produktion Japan, Speedhunters.com, Rough Crafts Taiwan and Air Runner Custom Paint Studio from Taiwan.

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This year installment will also include stage acts and art gallery with local and international artistes, children and family activities, Show and Shine competition, Soapbox Show and GO!, youth arena and also retailers at the marketplace, vintage and jeans market by PintuMerah and local brand bazaar by Tempatan Fest which in overall features more than 150 brands.

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Rajay Singh, owner of Director’s Think Tank and also co-founder of Beautiful Machines, a garage specializes in motorcycle customization works hosted the Launch Party for Art of Speed Asia 2014. He is proud to announce their third year collaboration support for the event. The Launch Party also featured a pool of local artistes that came together to showcase a Mini Art Gallery curated by District Shop-Gallery, a local graffiti movement from Kuala Lumpur. Guests were entertained with our local “Jimi Hendrix” Md Noor, tribute to old school blues and other activities.

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INTERNATIONAL GUEST and VEHICLES FOR ART OF SPEED ASIA 2014

MOONEYES JAPAN – with owner Shige Suganuma, Steven Sare & Pinstripe icon, Wildman

ROCKY AUTO JAPAN – featuring Carbon Hakosuka, the first generation of Datsun Skyline modified with carbon fibre body panels and modern drivetrain shipped in for the show from Japan, owned by Watanabe-San

ROUGH CRAFTS TAIWAN – featuring Stealth Bullet, a Modified Harley-Davidson Sportster and winner of the prestigious AMD World Championship of Bike Building competition with owner Winston Yeh

FLAT4 of JAPAN – featuring EMPI “The Inch Pincher III”, a 1952 Split Window Competition Drag VW Beetle. Originally a demonstration car for EMPI of NEW YORK Dealer, Mr. Richard Guarino. It was recently restored and painted by the legendary, Wildman of MOONEYES JAPAN

DINO DALLE CARBONARE – Japan Editor for SPEEDHUNTERS.COM, recognized as the no.1 Car Culture website from the creators of NEED FOR SPEED franchise

KUTSOM KULTURE PRODUKTION – Spearheaded by the charismatic and jovial The Nash, the art collective features the who’s who in KUSTOM KULTURE ART from JAPAN. The Collective comprises of legendary pinstripe and lettering artiste Mr.G, Makoto, Jetwrench & Boo. Individually they have had solo shows across Europe & USA. All FIVE (5) members of the collective will be in Malaysia for the show

AIR RUNNER CUSTOM PAINT STUDIO TAIWAN – Jeffrey Chang is the rising star in custom paint from Taiwan with his works featured on rides both in Taiwan, Japan & abroad.

Watch our Launch Video here!

 

 

ArtOfSpeed.ASiA X Dickies!

Hi Fans!

We’re excited to announce for the 1st time in Malaysia a true collaboration between Kustom/Ol Skool Scene and a renowned international apparels brand.

We present to you ArtOfSpeed.ASiA x Dickies!

While we work  to ensure participants & guest get a quality experience at ArtOfSpeed.ASiA, it’s only through your support that we are able to do this. Dickies is known for its quality work wear & like you we work hard for every cent we earn and trust Dickies to provide ‘Quality Workwear Since 1922′. To demonstrate that, we will be doing a demo at ArtOfSpeed.ASiA just to show how strong a pair of Dickies truly are! Dickies will also be at the event with their latest products & promotions so don’t miss this golden opportunity.

As Official Event Merchandise, the T-shirts are limited run and are not available at stores so hurry & order yours TODAY!

Find out the latest promotions from Dickies Malaysia at: https://www.facebook.com/dickiesmsia

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March 12, 2014

How to Enter my Vehicle for ArtOfSpeed.ASiA 2014

Hi Fans!

Firstly, Thank You for your continued support through the years.

2014 will be a momentous year for us as we welcome more international guest then ever before creating a platform for fans & enthusiast to connect with a bigger global audience. As always, ArtOfSpeed is about making new friends & reconnecting with old ones.

This year, similar to last we have the Show & Shine competition done in a relaxed manner where the main objective is to showcase to the public our passion for Kustom and to acknowledge outstanding achievements in customising & restoration.

With that, we have prepared a loose guideline as a guide to those participating this year.

Please click the link below:

ArtOfSpeed.ASiA vehicle & category guide.

Once you understand the categories, download the Official Entry Form. Fill it the best you can & once done, PRINT – SAVE AS – PDF and email us with a picture of your vehicle. Once approved, we will contact you for payment details.

Please click link below for Official Entry Form:

AOSASiA FORM FINAL

Space is LIMITED so hurry & register your ride now!

Thank You!

Admin.

 

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March 10, 2014

Art Of Speed. ASiA

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It’s coming hard & fast and before you know it is BACK!

After two years of organising Art of Speed Malaysia, we decided to bring more people together by creating Art Of Speed ASiA 2014.

But why? While we are proud to be Malaysians, we have come to realise that fans in the region may find it hard to travel to places like Japan, USA, Europe & Australia due to travel restrictions and cost. So with that in mind we decided to try our best to bring icons and up and coming personalities to S.E ASIA and provide a chance for ALL in the region to meet and learn from these masters without having to travel far. Heck! AirAsia offers flights about USD150 within the region to get to Kuala Lumpur & hotels here are still reasonably priced. So why not?

We’re also here to support the scene in the Region to flourish in the international scene by creating a place where new friendships are made and with support from MOONEYES, we see a chance to do this. Through MOONEYES & our friends all over the world, we can offer Asians a better understanding of Kustom Kulture and to joe public an opportunity to glimpse into our passion, Our World. With your continued support, we can grow this into a world class event and S.E Asia as a must visit destination!

Kustom Kulture is not entirely about the RIDE but rather an understanding of FREEDOM & LIFESTYLE. We need to protect & promote through the understanding of history and to car & bike fans it definitely trails back to the feel good era of the 50s when Kustom Kulture was born. Today, we see JDM retro vehicles joining the fray and we welcome that because Kustom Kulture does not discriminate nor divides. It’s a celebration of being an individual however like previous years, space is an issue so we pick the best to be showcased at the show. The BEST is not the most glitzy nor the most ‘Rat’ or ‘Radical’ but rather is a complete interpretation of the owners desires & expression.

Art has always been looked upon as a complex medium, hard to understand. We know this and we sought help from individuals like Jailani Hassan & Andrew T Crum to assist and it has proven to be a success! More & more fans are understanding the impact Art has on our passion. Whilst engineering makes it turn, Art turns it into rolling expression. Art also helps us understand colors, design, lines, proportions & enhances our taste so we can create timeless beauties that are not just about trends. Kustom Kulture promotes a ‘Back to Basics’ approach and as a fast moving region, maybe its time to take some time and chill…

ArtOfSpeed.ASiA with its desire to reach new audiences, have decided to collaborate with Tempatan Fest & Pintu Merah (KL Vintage Festival) so that a new generation of fans are born! Our hope is for Kustom Kulture to thrive well into the future!

So, we do hope to see you at Art Of Speed. ASiA at Citta Mall, Ara Damansara 7 & 8 june 2014!

 

P/S We’re not ‘The Biggest’ or even ‘The Car Show’ and we’ll probably never will. We’re just in it for passion & GOOD TIMES!

Thank you everyone!

Asep Ahmad iskandar

 

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February 21, 2014

Art of Speed Malaysia X Creative Fest 2014

Creative Fest 2014 will be held in Johor Bahru on 4th & 5th January 2014. This event is organized by Malaysia Design Development Centre (DDEC) a subsidiary of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) and under the auspices of Ministry of Rural and Regional Development (KKLW).

Art of Speed Malaysia was invited to give the Kustom Kulture touch to bring visitors closer to art & design through automotive craftsmanship.

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Apart from the two days seminar, Art of Speed Malaysia will curate a collection of vehicles that will showcase different aspects of arts through bikes, cars & lifestyle. There will also be exhibitions and sales of various local independent clothing brands at ‘Tempatan Fest 4.0’. These include Abstrax, Legit, Rare, SSCG, District and many more.To add a touch of Heritage, Creative Fest will also present showcase from Kelab Speda Tua Johor and Vespa Johor club.

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This marked another achievement by Art of Speed Malaysia in extending access to Kustom Kulture lifestyle.

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To be apart of the fun & activities, register today by getting your ‘SHOW GUEST’ tag via WhatsApp +6019.373.6798

December 23, 2013

Going “Kure-ji” at Yokohama Hot Rod and Custom Show

Words : MizzDeni and Steven Sare

Picture credits : MizzDeni and MOON of Japan Inc.

TOP VIEW OF EVENT

Art of Speed Malaysia was recently invited as Guest of Honor to attend and check out the 22nd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod and Custom Show on the 1st Sunday of December 2013. Without hesitation we quickly organized our trip to learn more about the “KUSTOM KULTURE”  over there, yes, spelled with a K.

To make our Malaysian presence felt, we created a package with the help of MOONEYES and managed to get 20 participants including from neighboring, Indonesia. We also hoped to promote Malaysia as its Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

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Upon arrival on the set-up day at Pacifico Yokohama exhibition hall, we were floored by hundreds of custom cars and bikes that were getting ready to be displayed. Show contestants and vendors were seen doing last minute detailing to their rides as the set up was only till 5pm on Saturday evening. Not to mention, we were in awe watching all the top-notch and rare bikes parked at the parking lots. By looking at all the custom Harleys in front of us, we realized that the Japanese were really occupying themselves, busy buying and collecting all the real-deal Milwaukee iron from Flatheads, Pans, Knuckleheads to Shovels and other vintage makes. From all out customs to period correct as well. It showed the maturity of Kustom Kulture in Japan.

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This year, the show had visitors not only from all across Japan and USA but Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and others.

On Sunday, 1st December 2013, the 22nd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Show 2013 took place at Pacifico Yokohama exhibition hall. In the past two decades, the show has grown each year.

The organizer of this show, MOON of Japan Inc., headed by Shige Suganuma had a strong pool of dedicated crews to ensure the one-day show will be an astounding success. Suganuma is from Yokohama, Japan born in 1955. The man is responsible for keeping the MOONEYES legacy after taking over the business in the early ‘90s after the passing of Dean Moon, the founder of MOONEYES. The company carries on the traditions of Dean Moon. Today, MOONEYES Japan and MOONEYES USA coexists together under Shige Suganuma as the owner of the company.

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Shige Suganuma pictured above in blue jacket seated 4th from the left with participants from Art of Speed Malaysia.

This year, the show recorded 15,000 spectators (over 500 international and 180 foreign/domestic media), 280 show cars, 650 show motorcycles, 270 vendor booths, 30 collectivities alley, 40 pinstripers, 40 minicar/model car/pedal car, 60 Throne Lid Paint Contestants and surprisingly 96 Show Awards!

Spectators began to line up at the main entrance as early as 6am this year. The doors scheduled to open at 9am but opened at 8:30am showing true Japanese efficiency. All MOONEYES crew and Suganuma himself were on standby to launch the grand entrance to kick-start the event. While spectators were flooding the main entrance, the excitement kicked in when we could hear the bikes and cars being warmed up from the back isle.

Starting off the “Ride In” as what the tradition of this show, we can see a long white isle being partitioned so that spectators can stand on the side. All domestic/international media from all over the world took their positions to capture the best angles by now. Two Best of Show winners from the previous Hot Rod Custom Show 2012 rolled in to awe all the spectators with their winning rides. They are Best of Automotive, T.D.K Mr. Kondo and his 1949 Mercury and followed by Best of Motorcycle, Cherry’s Company and their 2013 H-D Knucklehead.

BEST OF AUTOMOTIVE 2012 T.D.K MR. KONDO

Crowds were becoming more excited. A lot of oohh and ahhh can be heard from the isles.

The first guests to enter the Ride In were Starlite Rod & Kustom. The lead car was Jack Fields’ 1960 Ford Starliner “Agent Orange” followed by Erik Hernandez and his 1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic ’88 “Electric Lemonade”.

STARLITE ROD & KUSTOM, THE RIDE IN

Next was the Old Crow Speed Show strolling the main isle with their Bellytank. As the land speed racer has a very high gear ratio and is not able to drive at low speeds, both Bobby Green and his crew were seen pushing the car.

OLD CROW SPEED SHOW BELLYTANK

The next groups of guests were on motorcycles. They were nine bikes in total. The first to enter was ChopperDave and his 2006 H-D Turbo Sportster “Steel Shoe”, Cro Customs – Caleb Owens on his 1976-78 H-D Shovelhead CX “Yang Yang” (Builder’s Choice at Born Free 4) and Noise Cycles – Scott “T-Bone” Jones with his 1952 H-D Panhead EL “Sneak Attack” which won Best in Show at Born Free 5.

The next group included Powerplant – Yaniv “Neevo” Evan riding his 1956 H-D Panhead “The P-16 Bomber”, followed by Small City Cycles – Todd Asin with a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird and right behind was Joey Cano on his 1947 H-D Knucklehead “Knarrow Knuckle”.

The final group was Jeff Leighton and his 1947 H-D Panhead “Longclaw” followed by Dynamite Joe on his 1942 H-D Knucklehead “White Powder” which received the MOONEYES PICK award at Born 5 and last to enter the Ride In was Cycle Zombies – Big Scott Stopnik riding on his 1947 H-D Knucklehead “Zombie Child”.

All official invited builders are from the USA and they comprised of three automobiles and nine motorcycles. Soon after the last Ride In, all of them were introduced on the main stage and the show was officially opened to public.

During the one-day event, which is from 9am to 5pm, live bands also performed on the main stage and also performed live inside the Rat Island, which hosts pre 1948 vehicles and motorcycles within a free open area enclosed by a fence. The cars and bikes on display don’t have a display space and spectators can pass through all day. The perimeter hosts artist and guests from abroad so it’s a must see location within the show.

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This year, the event’s spotlight for automobiles was titled 60’s Mild Custom “Mild and Wild” which focused on mild custom cars from the ‘60s era. Leading off the spotlight were the two custom cars from Starlite Rod & Kustom.

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As many true enthusiasts of the Hot Rod Custom Show know, the event hosts a broad spectrum of custom cars and this year featured a taste of just about everything imaginable. Both foreign and domestic makes of hot rods and customs, classic VWs, vintage Japanese cars, K-cars and so much more. Each car has own personality and is top-notch show quality. Most importantly, all are in running condition!

PINSTRIPE GATHERING

The show also hosts the Pinstripe Gathering lead by MOONEYES Signs & Pinstriping Hiro “Wildman” Ishii, which housed a talented and famous pinstripers and artists. Live demo and commissioned pinstriping were done all day and yes, they were very busy on their workstations. Each year the show has a custom paint contest and this year it was titled “Throne Lid Custom Paint Contest” where the throne lid referred to the throne none other than the porcelain kind. The contest recorded 60 entries from domestic and international. It was literally a gallery of customized painted toilet seat covers and you might not want to place it in the toilets. Just for art show!

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As time was very limited and the award presentation would commence at 3.30pm sharp, we strolled and chat with all the international builders specially invited for the show. We were very impressed by the dedication of all the domestic and foreign show contestants. All the vehicles brought in to compete in this show are all winners in their own right.

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Winston Yeh, hails from Taipei City, Taiwan is the founder and owner of Rough Crafts. His bike 2008 H-D 1200R “Stealth Bullet” Sportster won the AMD World Championship 2013 and contested in the motorcycle category for this show.

ASEP AHMAD & WINSTON YEH

“It is an amazing show in the region and I will not miss this chance to participate and show off my creations”, said Yeh and further explained how he contacted the organizer and made his way to Japan with his winning bike. Where vehicle customization is somewhat an issue in certain countries, Yeh proved that by not limiting and retraining one creativity and get constrained to what is cool at the time, one should be able to explore and be creative to create a desirable and of course a running vehicle. Jeff Holt, the Editor-in-Chief from Hot Bike magazine, picked his motorcycle as one of the winners in motorcycle category for this show.

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Winston Yeh, on the stage upon receiving his prize from Jeff Holt, the editor of Hot Bike magazine. Seen here in this picture is Satheswaran Mayachandran (on the left), Editor-in-Chief for Cycle World Malaysia and On The Road magazines from Malaysia busy capturing triumphant moment of Yeh.

CONTESTANT 3

By 3pm, Steven Sare from MOON of Japan Inc. announced that the award presentation would start soon. By this time, the MOONEYES crew had already organized and called up all the winners to standby behind the main stage. All 96 winners!

CONTESTANT 8

The judging for Best of Show winners for Automobile and Motorcycle categories was made earlier on previous night by the MOONEYES Japan and USA. This showed how efficient and organized they are to ensure the one-day show will run smoothly. All the invited guests did all other picks on the day of the show from 9 to 11am. They ranged from builders, artists, magazine editors and show promoters from all over the world.

CONTESTANT 9

Art of Speed Malaysia led by Asep Ahmad Iskandar was invited to pick a winner at this show. Art of Speed Malaysia is a movement promoting Kustom Kulture, from custom vehicles including automobiles, motorcycles, lowriders, arts such as low brow, pinstripe, airbrush, graffiti, sculptures plus youth extreme sports and music. Kustom Kulture is a growing scene in Malaysia and is getting stronger with more quality works being shown year after year. In this age of cookie cutter lifestyle, more people are looking at new ways to create their own identity and many have found it through Kustom Kulture.

I am honoured and humbled by this experience to actually be invited to pick a winner at this show. A 22-year-old international event and organized by one of the icons in the kustom kulture industry had invited a 2-year-old event from Malaysia. This is a huge responsibility and this is for all Malaysians that had trusted us and supported us all along. I’ll make sure I pick the best one”, Asep said the night before where the organizer hosted a Little Get Together Party with all the participating vendors and special guests. (Asep’s wife, and co-writer of this article, MizzDeni is pictured below addressing the crowd).

 MIZZDENI ON STAGE TO INTRODUCE ART OF SPEED MALAYSIA

The award presentation kicked start with the picks from all the invited guests and they also include picks from the founder of The Salinas Boys, Cole Foster and Jeff Decker, a sculptor and historian famously known for his bronze sculpture “The Hill Climber” located at on the grounds of the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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The award presentation took about 40 minutes and all invited guests were given about 1 to 2 minutes to explain why they picked the winner.

The crème de la crème of the awards were the Best of Show Automobile, which was won by Ace Automotive Mr. Nakamura, a 1960 Buick Invicta and Best of Show Motorcycle won by Cherry’s Company, a 1967 H-D Shovelhead. The Best of Show Motorcycle award was also picked and received astonishing nods from Cro Customs/Caleb Owens (USA), JDA/Two Wheels Terrors (USA), Boccin Custom Cycles (ITALY) and also by Art of Speed Malaysia (MALAYSIA).

BEST OF SHOW AUTOMOBILE 2013, ACE AUTOMOTIVE

The show also marked another achievement when the organizer of Born Free had stepped in and announced that they are bringing their Born Free Pick winner and motorcycle to California next June at Born Free 6. For the past two years, MOONEYES has been bringing in the Best in Show bikes from Born Free in USA to Japan for the Hot Rod Custom Show.

ASEP AHMAD EXPLAINING WHY AOSMY PICKED THIS BIKE AS WINNER

What we had seen at the show is a large pool of traditional style choppers from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s as well as full-on restorations. Not forgetting all the American cars. From Fords to Buicks, the scenario tells you that the owners know their stuff by combining hand made parts and accessories that builders outside Japan would never think of. Even with the high cost of importing & parts, the vehicles were World Class. Very refreshing in an age where buying new and throwing away is a norm.

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Many builders also go to great lengths to ensure roadworthiness of their vehicles and that is something we want to share as well with Malaysians.

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From our experience in Japan, we realize that dedication to the craft is something that we can share with Malaysians regardless of type of vehicle. It is the passion to build something by hand and understanding its rich history that sets the Japan scene apart. We do hope however to see more kustom classic american cars & bikes on Malaysian roads as that is the true heritage of Kustom Kulture!

Congratulations to all winners of the Hot Rod Custom Show 2013! This show is one event not to be missed, as there are tonnes of amazing builds, thousands of visitors and yes, there were so much things going on that you might get sensory overload big time!

Hope to see you at Art of Speed Malaysia event on 7th & 8th June 2014!

For more information about this show, you might want to check out this site www.yokohamahotrodcustomshow.com

 

Art of Speed Malaysia 2013 Video Clip Teaser

Hey all,

We know that everybody keep on asking and waiting for the official video from #AOSMY13 and yes, here it is! Thanks again to all sponsors and brand partners – Citta Mall, MQQNEYES Japan, Quest, BCP Lubricants, Hotwheels, HWC Malaysia, Moto Guzzi Malaysia, Bikes World, Vision Motorsports, Coca-Cola Malaysia, Triumph Malaysia, Beautiful Machine, Nirve Malaysia, KickAss Chopper Indonesia, Thor Chops & Kustoms Thailand, Playhouse Garage, District Shop-Gallery, Fotografia de Lyzard, Reign In Black, Moments of Truth Projects, Wakaka Entertainment, Von Dex, Abah & Sons, and EVERYBODY!

We can’t thank enough as this event has been amazing with all the support throughout from all of YOU who had made it happened, all blood, sweat and tears goes to the efforts and your achievements.

Enjoy this teaser clip and we will announce the full-length video in DVD that will be available on sale soon!

Till we see you back at Art of Speed Malaysia 2014 on 7 & 8 of June next year!

 

Are you ready for 2014?

Hey folks, how was your Raya holidays? We hope that everyone had a good time with your beloved families and friends and of course all the amazing sumptuous food!

I bet by now, you know that we are celebrating our #AOSMY13 Best of Show winner  and taking him to Japan later this year for MOONEYES Yokohama Hot Rod and Custom Show and just to get things moving ahead, we had kick-start our teaser campaign for #AOSMY14 and we already have the dates.

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Art of Speed Malaysia 2014 will be happening in June on the 7 and 8 so keep those dates locked! Keep yourself posted!

VIVA KUSTOM KULTURE!

August 16, 2013