Art Of Speed: Kustom & Counter Culture grows bigger for 2023 with more halls and even more activities

With a record-breaking crowd response from 2022, Art of Speed returns for 2023 – bigger and better than ever! This year, Malaysia’s premier Kustom & Counter Culture event is invading Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS) – 350,000 sqft indoor venue, 8.6 acre outdoor venue – taking over every event hall and features even more activities to satisfy the fans and visitors. MAEPS will host Art of Speed 2023 (AOS 2023) on 29 July 2023 (10:00 am – 7:00 pm) and 30 July 2023 (10:00 am – 7:00 pm).

Some of the notable featured guests this year are Shige Suganuma, Emi Suganuma, “Sunny” Yano & Hiro “Wildman” Ishii from MOONEYES Japan; Wild Road Choppers from Japan featuring a 1941 Harley-Davidson Chopper Show Bike; Cosmic Chopper City also from Japan featuring a 2020 Harley-Davidson Chopper Show Bike, Dino Dalle Carbonare and Alexander Iain from; Side Yakotani from Japan featuring a 1959 Volkswagen Type2 Safari Custom Show Car; Ya Seat; Kustomstyle, Joints Custom Show, 2 Percenter, Vibes magazine, Roller Magazine, and Weller Magazine from Japan; Mow from Australia, Choppajoop from Singapore;
Hisa Artes 66 Paintlab (a collective group of 15 pinstripe artists), Fahmi Freeflow and
Irvine Jasta all from Indonesia, Cherry Bomb Pin-Up Parlour from Singapore and many more.

Some of the new attactions lined up for 2023 are the Outdoor ThunderCircus “Brotherhood Rally” – a fully dedicated open area for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts that will attract a gathering of various motorcycles makes and brand communities. Highlights for ThunderCircus include a mega ride in, and motorcycle groups from across Malaysia and around the region.

Also, aking over Hall B for 2023 will be the 1st Official Hot Wheels Collector Convention in South East Asia. Visitors will be able to enjoy even more Hot Wheels activities, 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 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.

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 organized 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.

The Hot Wheels Legends Tour Malaysia “LIVE”, debuts at AOS 2023. This year, the Official Malaysia competition will be held on Sunday from 9:00am 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 and there is no deadline!

Art of Speed collaboration with VANS this time will feature limited edition shoes and a special Art of Speed 10 years commemorative hard cover coffee table book for collectors. VANS will setup a mini skateboard and BMX park, free to play at Hall DG next to Food Park.

The Inaugural Miss Art of Speed 2023 is happening this year as well. 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 show their inner and outer beauty through the art of pin-up. Once applications close, our 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 old to 50 years old and above. This year Cherry Bomb Pin-Up Parlour will be hosting this prestigious pageant.

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.

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 (Early Bird tickets are sold out). SoundCircus Festival ticket for access to outdoor stage is available at RM120 per pax or RM360 for 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).

The AOS 2023 weekend pass is available at the door and online for RM35.00, with children below 12 years old entering for FREE. OKU (disabled) Pass Holders will also enjoy free entry. AOS 2023 will continue the Fastlane ticket, which opens one hour earlier at 9:00am; priced at RM60.00 and valid for both days. Visitors can enjoy one extra hour inside the main hall A, B, C and D. Halls are open from 10:00am to 7:00pm on both days. SoundCircus Festival + Weekend Pass combo is now available online for RM135.00. 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.

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

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