Automotive culture is getting huge in Malaysia and as one of the go-to places for motoring-enthusiasts (people who go nuts about anything with a motor in it), The Gasket Alley this time around are introducing a one-of-a-kind event that will serve as a platform uniting local talents in music, fashion, art, photography, and the automotive scene.
‘Vintage carnival’ Ram Jam Festival will be entirely nostalgic, which naturally corresponds to The Gasket Alley’s own vintage industrial ethos.
Happening on 15 July, activities include art exhibitions, skate jam sessions, and live music performances. The action-packed day will conclude in a live screening of the final FIFA World Cup 2018.
To make things easier we listed down seven activities that you could do on that Saturday, just scroll down!
1. Prime Beauty
An exciting cornerstone is Miss Bombshell 2018, the first ever pin-up girl contest brought to fruition by Malaysia’s own pin-up visionary Lee Ming. The contest is inspired by the popular pin-up culture of beautifully photographed women that had inspired soldiers and teenagers back in the 40s, 50s and 60s. Participants stand a chance to win a Grand Prize of RM8000, so be sure to register here, if you’re interested.
2. Handsome Machines
The breath-taking beauty of each pin-up contest participant will no doubt be complemented by the masculine sight of rare machines parked at Ram Jam. Visitors can stop in between activities to marvel not only over iconic motorcycles but also a collection of American classic cars and trucks, all showcased as part of the festival’s visual attraction.
3. Music for the soul
A celebration of nostalgia is not complete without some live music performances curated by SIFTERS Asia. Find yourself moved by local music talents specialising in various genres, including rock, blues, and hip-hop.
The diverse selection of serenade materials finds its roots in the counterculture movement inspiring the SIFTERS’ own ethos. In other words: no trace of radio-friendly pop music will be found at the festival.
4. Art Exhibition
Lining up the Ram Jam premise are exhibitions that are sure to induce awe.
Visitors will get to see Bee’s Knees Bobber, a photography exhibition unveiling the works of Brian Ong.
‘Denim Vests Art’, live exhibition by Mutha Puaka will also be showcasing the prowess of 10 artists as they each produce their best denim art.
Another artistic hallmark of the festival is Museumoto. Curated by The Gasket Alley’s own Tiga Moto, the exhibition will feature some of the most iconic motorcycle models from several eras, ranging from the 50s right to the present.
5. Customisable Goods
You can seek some inspiration and even get customised service from DIRT ARMY, a premium sneakers care centre. Get hands-on at the sneaker workshop and paint on sneakers, caps and bags by House of VANS. Lastly, motorcycle enthusiasts looking to flex their individuality can enlist the help of local helmet brand SUZZY to spruce their gear up.
6. Memorialise your life!
Personalise your best and most memorable takeaways with the Electric Dreams Tattoo Collective. If you think memories look better on your skin, then just check out their tattoo parlour available during the entire festival. Not up for that? Perhaps you can try inking your memories on leather for a memento just as everlasting.
7. FOOD GALORE
Everyone’s favourite part! During the entire instalment of Ram Jam, food lovers can look to the multi-layered F&B experience provided by The Gastro Alley, presented by Freeform. Where food and fun collide for a gastronomic day out, visitors will be able to munch their way through all-time local favourites with modern twists, as well as a wide range of sweet delicacies and exotic fares! Nyums..
Luckily, the event is free entry BUT you do need to RSVP, so hurry up and register yourself, here!
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