Kathy O'Hare

(925) 254-7643

Obtainium Works & Vallejo ArtCar Coalition Presents Obtainium Cup and ArtCar Jam - FREE EVENTs!

VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 17, 2016 -- Come to historic Mare Island and downtown Vallejo for two special days featuring art cars, pedal powered vehicles, and steampunk art. ArtCar Jam will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 11am-7pm at Obtainium Works Art Car Studio in downtown Vallejo at 510 Pennsylvania Street. This event is devoted to street-legal vehicles and you will learn how to decorate your own art car from the experts who will be demonstrating on a number of types of cars, trucks, trailers, bicycles and baby strollers!

The July 22nd ArtCar Jam is sponsored by the Vallejo ArtCar Coalition and will be doing hands-on demonstrations of applying paint, glued items, and metal fabrication to transform daily drivers into mobile works of art. A Fun with Fashion show led by Annie Coulter will follow the workshops and will culminate with karaoke with Grego Nett.

On July 23rd from 11am-7pm, celebrating its 6th year, the Obtainium Cup Contraptors Rally is a hand-built sculptural vehicle rally and festival on Mare Island in Vallejo, California. Inspired by the Kinetic Grand Championship in Arcata, CA the Obtainium Cup will highlight the abandoned splendor of the historic Naval Shipyard.

Located on Mare Island in Vallejo, the racers will assemble at Alden Park and at 3pm will drive along the waterfront where they will need to pass 6 silly challenges Flying Monkeys, Stroller Derby, Pirates, Robots, Zombies, and the Mad Hatters all designed to stymie and frustrate the competitors and entertain spectators! The course is approximately 5 miles in length with a couple of 2-4% grade sections.

This family-friendly, free event will include vehicles that are driven without the use of a motor and can be an art piece or a bicycle that has been altered in some fashion. Spectators are encouraged to travel with the rally on bikes to view the various challenges.

At both events, there will be food, refreshments, live and DJ entertainment, and steampunk vendors.

Obtainium Works is the premier art car factory in the San Francisco Bay Area and has created a number of vehicles that have been to Burning Man, Maker Faire and on a number of television shows including SF Oddities and Tiny House Nation. They have been featured in Wired Magazine, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, and Daily Mail UK.

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 For more information, check the website at, Facebook pages (Obtainium Works and Obtainium Cup), email, or call 925-254-7643. For ArtCar Jam, see Vallejo ArtCar Coalition Facebook page.