Rector of Unud Visits Automotive Creative Industry at Tuxedo Studio

Rector of Udayana University Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nyoman Gde Antara was also present at the Automotive Creative Industry Visit which was held at Tuxedo Studio Ketewel Gianyar. Friday, (9/24/2021).

Tuxedo Studio is a national private company engaged in the creative industry, especially in the automotive sector, which is also a place to carry out classic sports car production activities in the form of kit cars/replicas to restorations in Bali. Tuksedo Studio Carrying 'Welcome to the place where science and art break even', the presence of Tuxedo Studio in Bali can be the answer for classic vehicle lovers to have their dream classic vehicle. They are able to produce from scratch, from starting to prepare the chassis to the body. The workmanship is no less than the original product.

Starting from the Porsche 356 Speedster (1957), Porsche 356 A Coupe (1955-1959), Porsche 550 Spyder (1953-1956), Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing (1954 1957), Toyota 2000 GT 1968 (1967-1970), Jaguar XK 120 (1948-1954), Ferrari 250 GTO (1962-1964), to Maserati 450S (1956-1958), could be produced by Tuxedo Studio Bali and many of the workers were students. They make these classic vehicles from scratch. Starting from the 3D design stage, reconstructing the frame, installing aluminum plates, and not forgetting the aesthetic and ergonomic aspects of the car.

The Creative Industry visit was also attended by H. Bambang Soesatyo (Chairman of the MPR RI), Dr. H. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno (Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy), Irawadi Hanafi (General Chair of the Sports Industry), Dr.Ir. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati (Vice Governor of Bali), Puji Handoko (Bali Tuxedo Studio Owner), Trisno Nugroho (Head of Representative of Bank Indonesia Bali Province), Prof. Dr. I Wayan Adnyana (Rector of ISI Denpasar), I Ketut Sudarsana, ST., Ph.D (Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Unud) Dr. Ir. I Wayan Bandem Adnyana (Coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering Study Program at Udayana University), Rifat Sungkar (Vice Chairman of the Central Indonesian Motorcycle Association), Chairman of the Bali Tourism Board, Chairman of the Bali Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of HIPMI Bali, and other invitees.

The chairman of the MPR RI on this occasion said that America, Australia, Britain and various other world countries already have regulations to legalize modified vehicles. Indonesia must go there. In addition to going through the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, IMI together with the Ministry of Transportation will also prepare procedures for the legality of modified vehicles, so that modifiers have clear references in modifying vehicles, so that they can be legally used on the highway. By legalizing modified vehicles, Indonesia can become a major player in the modification industry in Southeast Asia, Asia, and even the world. He also explained the procedure for the legality of modified vehicles that was prepared by IMI with the Ministry of Transportation and would also regulate who can take care of the legality of modified vehicles. For example, IMI members who replace their vehicle engines, IMI members whose vehicles have problems with rust/porous frame numbers, and IMI members who make replica vehicles.

The preparation of this procedure cannot be separated from the support of the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, who stated that he also supports the development of the automotive modification industry. With a note not to be mass produced, but limited to hobbies or collectors items. It is also a follow-up to President Joko Widodo's steps which have included the automotive modification industry in the derivatives of the five manufacturing sectors that receive development priorities in preparing Indonesia to enter the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.