Published on August 20th, 2013

Held annually in Jakarta, JAKMODFEST is one of those highly anticipated by ’em Indonesians. It might come to a surprise to those who didn’t know the mod-scene in Indonesia but it is surely an event to look out for ’em Indonesian modders.



JAKMODFEST is a car meet-up, festival, and modified-car competition with 30 million rupiah total cash prize. Yup, it’s that easy to be a millionaire in Indonesia… it might not be as big as you hope for, but it’s about USD3000 total cash prize and 39+ trophies of variety of categories.

This year, it also featured a modified bicycle meet-up & fun rally-treasure hunt held by title sponsor San Mig Light.



JAKMODFEST hits the crowd with a bicycle meet-up & fun rally-treasure hunt, involving around 500 cyclists in total. Mind you, it’s not just any bicycle meet-up but a modded one. You just can count on the Indonesians to follow up a popular trend as soon as it hypes. Cyclists had to sacrifice their late-morning weekend to participate in the treasure hunt starting from ground zero at Carnaval Beach, Ancol Dreamland. Being a male-dominated event a sexy bicycle wash instead of a car wash was held and surely it’s no surprise became a crowd-puller.




With “Car Enthusiasts. Common Passion, Common Place.” tagline, a total of 132 modded rides of  variety of discipline such as stance/flush, retro, JDM, street racing, racing/drift, elegant, VIP, to extreme/body conversion as well as off-roaders stole the limelight of scantily-clad bikini babes at Carnaval Beach.

With more than 2000 visitors, it was filled with a whole lot of fun-filled activities for all to have the opportunity to win something worth bringing home and installed on their rides. There was also a demo run of drift by renowned Indonesian drifters such as  Lucky Reza, Wahyu “Mimo” Kumoro and Rayhan Ally.



Since the Indonesians display their passion not just on rides but off-roaders as well, there was also a demo-run of speed off-roaders by Julian Johan and Imam Santoso. A performance by DJ Mahesa Utara kept the crowd getting’ jiggy with ’em music dancing to the beat.

JAKMODFEST also acts as an appreciation towards car enthusiasts and modifier, through a competition which was also held during the day. Chosen by the judges for the “Reign of The Festival” title and IDR 10 million (US$1000) prize was Andy Haryanto’s Mitsubishi Galant, which was magically customized to look like a Lamborghini, complete with scissor doors and green Lambo-style paint.



In “Best of Style” categories (with trophy and IDR 2 million/US$200 prize each), Pipink’s KE30 Toyota Corolla won the Festive Retro trophy, beside Hans G’s Honda Estilo (Civic EG) for Festive JDM, Kenji G’s Ford Fiesta for Festive Stance, Duta E’s Honda Accord for Festive Elegant, Rangga’s Nissan Livina for Festive VIP, Guzena’s Honda Civic FD for Festive Street Racing, and Endang’s Mitsubishi Galant for Festive Racing trophy.



Here’s an event to look out for… we’re surely would love to experience it all at JAKMODFEST 2014… that is if we have the budget to actually get a flight ticket, accommodation and all. Anyone?


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