Art of Speed Malaysia was invited to CustomWar 2016 organized by the Naskleeng Tiga Belas and Hurley in Bali, the island of Gods Indonesia. The event took place on Friday and Saturday on January 29 & 30 2016.
We were there together with Steve Sare from MOONEYES and also Scott “T-Bone” Jones as he is the invited builder for this show. As this is our third visit to Bali island, we are pretty used to the weather and food. Only this time, we were in Bali to create more networkings and also to promote AOS next show. The weather this time was super crazy humid and hot all the time.
We landed in Bali airport close to afternoon and picked up by Nessa and TR from the Naskleeng Tiga Belas. They took us straight to the hotel we are staying in Sanur to drop off our luggages first. If you’re planning for a getaway in Bali, do look up Puri Santrian in Sanur district. The hotel is amazing![su_slider source=”media: 2680,2679,2678,2677,2676″ limit=”42″ width=”1000″ height=”700″ title=”no” pages=”no” class=”post-slide”]
After a quick lunch by the beach, the boys took us to the event area where the crews were still doing final touch-ups for the set up. The event was held outdoor at Kertalangu Cultural Village; Desa Budaya in Denpasar town which is 20 minutes from Sanur and about 45 minutes from Kuta. The event area is unique as it is a cultural park nestled nicely next to bustling town and a lush paddy field! We took a walk in the event area watching the final touches before the show and decided to come back next morning to set up our own booth.
There were also other MOONEYES dealer attended the show which are the Shifter Garage/KustomFest from Jogjakarta and also Gearhead Monkey Garage from Jakarta. It was pretty amazing vibes as if it was a reunion for everyone to meet up again after the Yokohama show and also to make new friends at the event.
We were back on early Friday morning at the event area and met up with Oktaf Farantino and Jeremy Leong who were also there to man the MOONEYES booth. We brought quite a number of stuff and mainly new arrivals that just got in to the store a day before! Asep Ahmad from AOS was also interviewed by a local Balinese TV station as well![su_slider source=”media: 2617,2616,2592,2591,2590,2589,2581,2580,2683,2682,2685,2689,2625,2627,2628″ limit=”42″ width=”1000″ height=”700″ title=”no” pages=”no” class=”post-slide”]
Crowds kept coming in after 5pm basically to avoid the hot weather. Bands kept the crowd entertained all day long. They had three main stages and various genre of bands took turns performing live music. Artistes from Bali & Bandung congregated at this event to perform live pinstripe and also mural art.[su_slider source=”media: 2610,2609,2600,2599,2601,2602,2603,2604,2605,2606,2607,2608,2614,2615″ limit=”42″ width=”1000″ height=”700″ title=”no” pages=”no” class=”post-slide”]
The art gallery area was designed by Yoka Sara and Pasek Darmawaysya from Indonesia. We were told that both are renowned architects and designer from the country. They named the concept as “2nd Passage” where the three towers of black and white curvy walls are “open for ideas and colors of rebels and expression”.
The show bike plazas were nicely done with 4 raised stage platforms with shades.
The most captivating feature at this event was definitely the suspended lowrider bicycles using customised rigged steel structures.
Not to be missed were the beautiful hot rods, aircooled and muscle cars that participated in the show as well. All vehicles were displayed under big marquee as well.
On Saturday night, it was the award presentation and AOS was also invited to select our own pick from the event.
Congratulations to Erwin Supragoya from Denpasar, Bali for winning Art of Speed Malaysia’s Pick for CustomWar 2016 NK13xHurley! His 1962 TR-6 Triumph was built and customized by Bongluck and Kedux Garage. Meanwhile, MOONEYES Pick was given to Desuwaka and his H-D Panhead that was built by KickAss Choppers.
The event also gave away a customized Yamaha 125 as the lucky draw gift to visitor. After the award ceremony there was an hour long puppet show narrated in traditional Balinese language at the main stage.
Some pictures from our visit…
Thank you so much to the organizer NK13 X Hurley for having us! We are awed with your warm hospitality and care throughout our stay in Bali! We also visited a few shops when we were there. Hope you can visit us in Malaysia for our next installment of the 5th Annual Art of Speed Malaysia happening this 28 & 29 May 2016 at MAEPS, Serdang. More info will be updated in this site as well!