Thousands of fans from all over the region filled up MAEPS over the weekend
It was yet another successful year for ‘Art of Speed’, the annual car culture event which returned for the 10th time this year.
Held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS) last weekend from 2 to 3 July 2022, the event returned in a big way for its 10th anniversary celebration after two years of lockdown.
In typical Art of Speed fashion, the event was graced by international guests such as Emi Suganuma, Sunny Yano, and Michi "NATQQ" from Mooneyes Japan, Scott Johnson from Mama Tried Motorcycle Show USA, Warren Heir Jr. from Flat Out Friday USA, Australian Chopper artist Russel Murchie, Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters.com, Yasuo Sekijima and Satoru Ise from Vibes Magazine Japan, Indonesian pinstripe artist Mil from Millart, and Aekalak Kitdusitpong who is a popular diecarst modeller from Akara Thailand.
The main highlight of this year was the Art of Speed Invitational Bike Build Off 2022 which featured seven talented local builders who battled it out for a RM10,000 cash prize (jury selection) & RM5,000.00 cash prize (public choice).
While the overall jury pick winner was awarded to Skatecture from Kuching, Sarawak, the public choice was awarded to Moto Buruk Garage from Penang.
As always, Hot Wheels also had a big presence this year with a life-sized Bone Shaker Monster Truck.
This year’s edition also played host to car culture portal NoEqual.co’s ‘NEAT Fest’ exhibition, and the ‘Hail Vintage’ work wear exhibition.
Newly introduced for AOS 2022 was the ‘Off the Grid’ outdoor camping and lifestyle exhibition.
Other AOS 2022 activities included the Roda Rumble 2022 bike gathering, La Cultura Chicano Culture Appreciation Gathering, a vintage flea market, Alfa Romeo Club Malaysia Gathering, Mini Crawlers RC demo and display, and also new product launches.
Last but not least, the event also witnessed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between Elders Elettrico and 405 Industries as technological partners for EV conversion.
The partnership aims to expand the EV conversion market in Malaysia and work with the government for the development of regulatory matters in regards to EV conversions.