AOS 2016 to feature inaugural Painthead Asia exhibition

Art of Speed 2016 (AOS 2016) will include the first ever Painthead Asia exhibition for creative artists.


Art of Speed 2016 (AOS 2016) celebrates its fifth edition this year and organisers Art of Speed Malaysia are taking things into overdrive. Announced as part of this year’s show programs is the first ever Painthead Asia exhibition.

The exhibition stands as the first of its kind in the region and stands to foster further collaborations among local and also international artistes. The exhibition is set to feature custom paintings and paintworks. The exhibition is sponsored by Japanese helmet brand Beetle Helmet.

Amongst the artists listed for the exhibition include the likes of Bacon Decoration “Jun” from Japan, Arkiv Vilmansa & Fahmi Freeflow from Indonesia, Mr. Pinman & Twocs Itthipong from Thailand, Mark SBTG & Feroze McLeod from Singapore and lastly representing from Malaysia are Adrian Nunis “Affa Project” & Ezudean Ishak “Rolling Ink”.

Notably, each and every helmet designed by the aforementioned artistes will also go on sale through a ‘Silent Auction’ event as well. Organisers also stated that 100% of the proceeds would be channelled directly to the artiste themselves.


Besides the Painthead Asia exhibition and silent auction, AOS 2016 will also feature a number of other attractions as well. Highlights include special appearances by Jason Webber from ATR Choppers USA, Jeff Leighton from The Wretched Hive USA, Steve Caballero from USA, Shige Suganuma & Wildman from MOONEYES Japan, Dino Dalle Carbonare from Japan, Hi-Technix Japan Lowrider Hopping Show from Japan, Koji Hamada from Hammer Sycle Japan, Kaichiroh Kurosu from Cherry’s Company Japan, The Nash from Burnout Magazine Japan, as well as art collective pinstripe group from Japan; Makoto, Mr. G, Jetwrench and Boo.


AOS 2016 takes place on May 28 and 29 this year in the massive air-conditioned halls of the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS) just like last year. Plenty of activities are being organised to cater to all demographics including children. Notably, the winner of this year’s Best of Show in the motorcycle and automobile categories will win package trips as guests of honour at this year’s MOONEYES Yokohama Hotrod and Custom Show in December.

More information is available at the event’s official website,

(Images courtesy of Art of Speed Malaysia)

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