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Get Ready for Art of Speed Malaysia 2023: Raikan Beza Mu

Following the overwhelming response in 2022, Art of Speed is back, this time even bigger and better than before. Acknowledged as Malaysia’s esteemed Kustom & Counter Culture event, Art of Speed 2023 will be hosted at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS) taking a sprawling indoor space spanning 350,000 square feet, and an expansive 8.6-acre outdoor area. Promising to satisfy fans and visitors alike, Art of Speed 2023 (AOS 2023) is slated to be on 29th & 30th July 2023, from 10am until 7pm both days.

AOS 2023 official poster
AOS 2023 official poster

“Since its inception, Art of Speed Malaysia has successfully established itself as a gathering not only for motorcycle and car enthusiasts but also art practitioners, musicians, collectors, and the like, while culminating in a large-scale annual event,” said Mr. Asep Ahmad Iskandar, Festival Director, Art of Speed Malaysia (AOSM). “For this year’s event, AOSM will be celebrating its 12th annual show and with it, will be igniting the spirit and enthusiasm of passionate enthusiasts, a show not to be missed by the public.”

Asep Ahmad Iskandar (Founder Art of Speed)
Asep Ahmad Iskandar (Founder Art of Speed)

For AOS 2023, local e-devices manufacturer, BRO ASIA, will be the Title Presenter. “We’re very proud and excited to accept AOSM’s invitation to be a part of this exciting event and make it a success. It’s in sync and befitting with the direction of our brand that’s suited for fans of Kustom & Counter Culture,” said Mr. Roman Lai, CEO & Founder of BRO ASIA.

Julian Choo (Chief Marketing Officer of BRO ASIA)
Julian Choo (Chief Marketing Officer of BRO ASIA)

What are the new attractions of Art of Speed 2023?
1. The Outdoor ThunderCircus “Brotherhood Rally” – a fully dedicated open area for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts that will attract a gathering of communities for various motorcycle makes and brands. Highlights for ThunderCircus include a mega ride-in, and motorcycle groups from across Malaysia and around the region.

2. The 1st Official Hot Wheels Collector Convention in South East Asia will occupy Hall B. Visitors can enjoy even more Hot Wheels activities, and diorama displays – which include the Hot Wheels Rare and Collectibles Exhibition, Hot Wheels Skate School, Hot Wheels Swap Buy And Sell, Collector sharing sessions, Hot Wheels Custom Competition and many more. Hot Wheels fans will also be able to meet and greet famous Hot Wheels designer, Matt Gabe from the USA.

A limited edition Hot Wheels Official Convention Car will be released alongside a limited edition t-shirt, both licensed by Hot Wheels exclusively for the 1st ever-official Hot Wheels convention in South East Asia.

Also, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels in Malaysia, Mattel is joining hands with Malaysia’s iconic national automotive brand, PROTON to create the first-ever Hot Wheels – Proton Saga vehicle. In conjunction with this historic occasion, Mattel has organised the Hot Wheels x PROTON Kids Design Competition. The winning design will be announced at Hall A and a sneak peek of the collaboration will be featured with Matt Gabe sharing his experience during the Hot Wheels convention.

3. The Hot Wheels Legends Tour Malaysia “LIVE”, debuts at AOS 2023. This year, the Official Malaysia competition will be held on Sunday, 30th July, from 9am during AOS 2023, featuring both local and international judges to select a Champion to represent Malaysia on the world stage. Free Registration for the Hot Wheels Legends Tour is now open at www.artofspeedmy.com and there is no deadline!

4. The Art of Speed collaboration with VANS will feature limited edition shoes, plus a special Art of Speed 10-year commemorative hardcover coffee table book for collectors. VANS will set up a mini skateboard and BMX park, free to play at Hall DG, next to Food Park.

5. Art of Speed collaborates with HIKARI RIDERS to offer limited edition merchandise.

6. Art of Speed collaboration with IGL coating with limited edition coating, specially made for bikers and motorcycles.

7. Art of Speed collaboration with MOONEYES featuring a limited edition event exclusive t-shirt and MOONEYES MALAYSIA dealer t-shirt.

8. The Inaugural Miss Art of Speed 2023. Art of Speed Malaysia first introduced Pin-Up Stars back in 2015 which featured three pin-up icons from the region – ChicaRockabilly from Singapore, Cassidy Anderson from Australia, and Claudia Adinda from Indonesia. The Miss Art of Speed pageant aims to encourage women of all shapes and sizes to feel confident, step out of their comfort zone, and showcase their inner and outer beauty through the art of pin-up.

The judging panel (to be announced) will select the Top 10 finalists who will compete for the title of Miss Pin-Up Art of Speed 2023. The pageant will be held on Saturday 29 July 2023 inside Hall A, MAEPS Serdang. The finalists will strut on the catwalk, showcase daywear, and participate in a Q&A session before the winners are crowned. Entries are open to all females from 1 year to 50 years old and above. This year, Cherry Bomb Pin-Up Parlour will be hosting this prestigious pageant.

Other highlights are:
1. In collaboration with NoEqual.co is the NEAT Fest in Hall C, which will feature a collective display of hand-selected race cars from across Malaysia. The theme is Malaysia Motorsports and will feature exotic and rare race cars.

2. Returning to Hall C for 2023 will be the Off The Grid camping and outdoors exhibition – featuring an “outdoor lifestyle” to be held indoors with air-conditioned comfort and plenty of activities both on and off stage for the entire family to enjoy. Brands participating will include local and international brands occupying more than half of Hall C featuring the latest in outdoor lifestyle products and services.

3. Hail Vintage is back for AOS 2023 and will be hosted in Hall D, showcasing a large variety of vintage collectibles. Specialist vendors will be invited not only to sell but also to display their extensive collection. This year’s theme is “music, blast from the past” and features the rarest of music collectibles, merchandise, and memorabilia.

4. Streetware Con featuring streetwear fashion galore is at Hall D. Now with even more vendors for 2023 and 40 emcees performing over 2 days.

5. Danial Malek from NoEqual.co will be this year’s host for the annual Kustom & Koffee Talk in Hall A at 3.30pm on Saturday, together with overseas panellists. The forum will discuss the latest trends in the bike and car industries.

6. Show & Shine in Hall A features the best selection of modified cars and custom motorcycles with an opportunity for Best of Show to win a trip to The 31st Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show to be held in December 2023.

Additional AOS 2023 activities are:
• Roda Rumble 2023 – Two Wheels Gathering & Outdoor Festival supported by Retro Mania
• La Cultura – Malaysia’s Chicano Culture Appreciation Gathering, which includes a fashion display of Cholo and Chicano style, Dance and DJ show, and more
• Food Park food vendors and trucks now with sheltered access at the Food and Beverage basement/underground Level DG
• Automotive Flea Market
• Product launching on stage
• Test Ride Zone for bikes (Royal Enfield, Vespa, Aprilia, Triumph, Harley-Davidson, and more)

SoundCircus Festival, powered by Harley-Davidson dan BRO ASIA returns
Also returning for AOS 2023 is the highly popular SoundCircus Festival, powered by Harley-Davidson dan BRO ASIA.

The first 1,000 ticket buyers will be entered for the AOS2023 Online Lucky Draw, and there will be additional prizes to be won courtesy of Harley-Davidson.

SoundCircus Festival
SoundCircus Festival

The 10 bands lined up for SoundCircus Festival include Superman Is Dead from Bali (Indonesia), No Good, Plague of Happiness, MC16, Skudap Skudip, Dum Dum Tak, Krusty, Restraint, Naratu, and Armpunk Sindicate; and yes, mosh pit is allowed and recommended. SoundCircus Festival will be held on Saturday 29 July 2023 at MAEPS Serdang from 4:00 pm till late. Tickets are now available at https://scf.artofspeedmy.com/ticket/ (Early Bird tickets are sold out). SoundCircus Festival ticket for access to the outdoor stage is available at RM120 per pax or RM360 for a group of 4 pax (RM90 per pax).

*SoundCircus Festival is for ages 16 years old and above ONLY!

To end the show on Sunday, one lucky ticket holder will go home with the lucky draw giveaway for ONE (1) 1979 Toyota Celica fully customized by Art of Speed Malaysia (AOSM).

group photo of Asep Ahmad and all brand partners
group photo of Asep Ahmad and all brand partners

Presented by BRO ASIA, AOS 2023 featured guest-list from the international custom community and media include:

1. Shige Suganuma, Emi Suganuma, “Sunny” Yano & Hiro “Wildman” Ishii from MOONEYES; Japan
2. Wild Road Choppers; Japan featuring 1941 Harley-Davidson Chopper Show Bike
3. Cosmic Chopper City; Japan featuring 2020 Harley-Davidson Chopper Show Bike
4. Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters.com, Global
5. Alexander Iain from Speedhunters.com, Global
6. Side Yakotani; Japan featuring 1959 Volkswagen Type2 Safari Custom Show Car
7. Ya Seat; Thailand
8. Kustomstyle, Japan
9. Joints Custom Show, Japan
10. 2 Percenter, Japan
11. Vibes Magazine, Japan
12. Roller Magazine, Japan
13. Weller Magazine, Japan
14. Mow, Australia
15. Choppajoop, Singapore
16. Hisa Artes 66 Paintlab, Indonesia (a collective group of 15 pinstripe artists)
17. Fahmi Freeflow, Indonesia
18. Irvine Jasta, Indonesia
19. Cherry Bomb Pin-Up Parlour, Singapore
20. Bangkok Hot Rod Show, Thailand
21. Kustomfest, Indonesia
22. Borneo Kustom Show, Brunei
23. BBQ Ride, Indonesia
24. Wicked Wallop, Singapore
25. 645 Magazine, Indonesia
26. Mill Art, Indonesia
27. Ignite Magazine, Thailand
28. Dinggo Company, Indonesia
29. Von Dutch, Indonesia

Ticket information:
The AOS 2023 weekend pass is available at the door and online for RM35, with children below 12 years old entering for FREE. OKU Pass Holders will also enjoy free entry.

AOS2023 outdoor overview
AOS2023 outdoor overview

AOS 2023 will continue the Fastlane ticket, which opens one hour earlier at 9am; priced at RM60 and valid for both days. Visitors can enjoy one extra hour inside the main hall A, B, C and D.

Halls are open from 10am to 7pm on both days.

SoundCircus Festival + Weekend Pass combo is now available online for RM135. The indoor stage in Hall A will feature bands such as Dato Maw, Hip Hop Decontrol, Balan Kash, Arunboii, One Buck Short, Loko, Bayangan, Kapten Oi!, Dead Mushroom and Blues Gang.

Asep Ahmad and Honda Dax-E, the lucky draw prize for online ticket purchasers
Asep Ahmad and Honda Dax-E, the lucky draw prize for online ticket purchasers

Art of Speed will also be giving away a Honda e-DAX motorcycle to one (1) lucky online ticket purchaser, applicable for both AOS and SCF tickets. AOS and SCF tickets can be purchased via the official website www.artofspeedmy.com

Art of Speed Malaysia Social Media:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artofspeedmy/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtOfSpeedMY
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@artofspeedmy
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtofSpeedMalaysia

Event: Art of Speed Malaysia 2023
Venue: Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS)
Date: 29th & 30th July, 2023
Time: 10am – 7pm

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