Besides the new cars on display at the 2017 Indonesia International Motor Show, there were plenty of interesting sights and a carnival-like atmosphere at Jakarta’s annual “city motor show”. There were halls full of accessories and booths peddling auto-related merchandise and toys. Even apparel – colleague Sherman gets his annual haul of Polo Ralph Lauren shirts at IIMS.

It’s a much welcome change of scene that we both look forward to, as covering motor shows live for a website can sometimes be tedious. The custom rides and classic cars brought in for IIMS 2017 were certainly eye popping, and we had to share a gallery with you.

Sharing a hall were the top builds from Indonesia’s two big car modification shows – Indonesia Automodified (IAM) and Hot Import Nights (HIN). Nothing is spared, from top dollar McLarens (check out the amount of CF on that 650) and Ferraris to budget Datsun and Daihatsu hatchbacks from the LCGC class.

They love their off-roaders here, too (we still have no idea what that “Evoque pick-up” started life as). The creativity and out-of-box thinking on display were amazing, a small glimpse of the vibrant tuner and custom scene in Indonesia. Guess the base of that six-wheeled “Lamborghini” and you’ll win a salute from us.

Not into Agyas with scissor doors? The outdoor area’s specially-constructed retro street scene had some matching classic cars on display, some parked by the “sidewalk” as props. Under the tent sat classic Chevys with rumbling V8s and long fins. The classic Bel Airs and Impalas were cool, but that four-eyed late model C1 Corvette was the star for me.

Oh, and there’s the small matter of a Koenigsegg CCX brought in by a grey importer. Do check out the custom bikes, too. Crazy stuff.