You saw the offerings at AOSMY13 and had your personal favourites. But how did they stack up against the judges decision? Here are the full winners this year who win invaluable bragging rights, the cherry on their very sweet rides.
It was an all-Malaysian triumph in this category as our local boys proved their mettle and passion in the competition. There was also drama about the winner of the Best American title…
There were some who protested and decried the irony that a Holden took home the prize of Best American. But historically, Holden has had very close ties with Chevrolets. From Wikipedia, “Following the late-1960s import cessation of the Canadian-sourced Chevrolet Impala and Chevelle in South Africa, the Holden Kingswood and Premier models were badge engineered as Chevrolet Kommando and Chevrolet Constantia, respectively. In 1971, following the dropping of the Holden brand in South Africa, the Holden utilities became known as the Chevrolet El Camino. Between 1974 and 1978, the one-tonne utility was sold as the Chevrolet El Torro. ” As such, we hope this clarifies the judges’ decision.
The bikes came from near and far, as did their owners, but there remains a common thread running through these winners – an undying love for Kustom Kulture!
Lowrider Bicycle Category
Bang Bang Harianto Samsudin’s lowrider bicycle from Johor beat out 40 other bikes in competition to take home the well-deserved plaque.
Awards and Special Recognition
We invited two specials guests, local Prince of Drift, Tengku Djanley, and Shige Suganuma from Mooneyes Japan, to pick their favourites as a special recognition and the following two were their choices.
But of course, with the grand prize of a trip to Yokohoma for the Mooneyes Hot Rod & Custom Show in December, there could only be one ultimate winner. Impressing the judges with the overall appearance, parts used, end-result modification, rarity, engine, proportions of the bike and the fact that most 1947 bikes would be restored rather than customised, Ku Zen and his Harley-Davidson Knucklehead was deemed the ‘Best of Show’.
Did your personal favourites win? Overall, all the participants were highly impressive and we feel that this only sets the stage for a tremendous show in 2014. Viva la Kustom Kulture and as is the new mantra driving us forward, we hope that you too, “don’t stop, don’t give up and keep doing it.”
Look out for the reveal of the #Champbooth marketplace winner on the 24th of June!
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