GALLERY: Art of Speed 2017 – diverse but united

GALLERY: Art of Speed 2017 – diverse but united

Now in its sixth iteration, the Art of Speed exhibition recently concluded over the July 29-30 weekend, celebrating the wonderfully diverse and colourful world of kustom kulture.

Taking place at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Selangor (MAEPS), the 2017 edition, as with previous years, featured an excellent mix of vehicles on show. From the performance-focused and on to the visually striking, all taste buds were certainly well catered to.

The first of two halls, Hall A didn’t disappoint, with a Volvo 121 powered by a 1UZ V8, to a Mini Cooper with a Honda engine under the bonnet and even a Hot Wheels-themed Datsun Bluebird 510 among the cars on display.

Hall A also played host to a wide variety of activities during the event, like musical performances, the public debut of the Ducati Scrambler and meet-and-greet sessions with Hot Wheels’ head of design, Jun Imai.

There was no shortage of bikes either, with plenty of custom ones made by local outfits, including the RXZ Twinboss dragster, the grand prize for the event’s lucky draw contest.

Outside Hall A, more bikes were paraded along the main entrance, with the large crowd visiting stalls that sold all manner of things – from classic motorcycle engines to a table made from a Subaru boxer engine.

Those who have an affinity for four wheels instead of two spent more time in Hall C, which had a large selection of Japanese makes on the show floor, along with a sprinkling of European models like a DTM-inspired W201 Mercedes-Benz 190 E with a 1JZ plonked in.

Returning heroes from last year include Yamato Nadeshiko, a Porsche 911 that has received the Rauh-Welt Begriff (RWB) touch along with a 7.2 litre LS7 V8 engine and individual throttle bodies.

Other interesting displays include a 1983 Nissan Pulsar EXA that has undergone a seven-month restoration, a story its owner is most willing to share. Of course, who can miss legendary nameplates like the RX-7, R34 and Supra, synonymous with present during the Gran Turismo era.

As with every year, the Art of Speed exhibition continues to serve up a glimpse into the huge modding culture in Malaysia. With another successful year under its belt, we can’t wait for the 2018 edition to see what’s in store. In the meantime, enjoy our photo gallery of the event.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Periasamy on Jul 31, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    KLIMS need to learn from these guys how to run a show. Currently KLIM is a joke…mostly selling motor oil and banks promoting their credit cards

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    • Diff attractions for diff audience. AFOS is for modded vehicles, KLIMS is for factory fresh vehicles and concepts; a more high brow event.

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  • choha on Jul 31, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    what arts?

    i see death

    speed KILLS!

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