Gallery: Art Of Speed 2019 – In Pictures
Celebrating its eighth annual running, the Art Of Speed show powered by Petronas ran its 2019 edition last weekend in the halls of MAEPS, Serdang. Like past years, there was much to see and marvel in, especially if you’re petrolhead.
While the main hall featured some of the best of local custom building and ol’ school legends, Art Of Speed 2019 (AOS 2019) also featured some newer metals for enthusiasts acting as the secondary highlights.
From full-sized two- and four-wheeled marvels right down to pint-sized miniature collectibles – and everything else related in between – there was something for every enthusiast abound.
Here’s some of the interesting sights our resident shutterbug John Tan managed to capture over the course of the show’s run on Saturday and Sunday.
Custom Builds and the Ol’ School
Custom builds and the glorious Ol’ School remains as the core spirit of the annual show, which has grown significantly over the last eight years. Eclectic paintjobs aside, the real ‘art’ perhaps lie in the crafty metalworks of each build too.
There were a few stand outs here, like this yellow-hued Ford Capri GT build that we somehow gravitated strongly towards...
Another common theme with some of the cars on show in the main hall was the infamous Bosozoku-styled builds. Take this Japanese box-body sedan from yesteryear that we can't seem to identify.
We're still clueless about what it is, but it sure stands out from the lot with the bizarre 'Crown of Pipes' it wears proudly.
Of course, no Asian custom cars show is complete without a special build by famed Japanese Porsche customiser Akira Nakai of RWB (RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF).
This recent build happens to be the eighth one commissioned locally, it's significance matching with AOS 2019 being it's eighth edition too.
Moving on to two-wheels and, like before, AOS 2019 hosts some of the finest homegrown custom builds for all to marvel in. The ever-growing local motorcycles scene is general has fuelled this, explaining the presence of big brands like Triumph, Ducati, as well as Harley-Davidson.
By the way, the weekend saw local Harley-Davidson brand custodians launching a brand new offering in the form of the 2019 H-D FXDR 114 muscle bike. You can find out more about the launch by clicking here: [2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 Launched @ AOS 2019]
NEAT Fest @ Art Of Speed Malaysia 2019
Another highlight at this year's show was its sideshow - the irony - hosted by the good old boy from NoEqual.co. called the NEAT Fest, this secondary showcase centred itself towards the celebration of modern classics, cult JDM cars and tuner specials.
Some of the country's finest metal from this sub-culture were present, and we'll let the images speak for themselves...
Yes folks, that's a genuine, bona-fide BMW M3 E30 you see above, but this hall included some local rarities like the infamouns Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing Edition pictured below...
In a nutshell, this was what you missed out on AOS 2019 last weekend. Given the growing number of attendees year on year, we can only expect this homegrown show to keep growing over the years to come.
If anything, this should give you - and your motor-centric friends - a few good reasons not to miss the next instalment of AOS, which will likely happen in the middle of next year.
You can see more images in the extensive gallery we've prepared below.