Obtainium Works Featured in "Jay Leno's Garage"

Kathy & Shannon O'Hare and Kimric Smythe will be guests on an upcoming episode of Jay Leno's Garage which features the Airship, Kristie's Flyer, the Wine Trike, and a number of other steampunk designed vehicles from other fabricators. They just returned from filming this week and the show should air sometime in April or May. We will update you as we get firm details. They had a wonderful time with Jay and his crew who were very professional and made them feel at home among all the steam powered vehicles and engines.


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2018 Obtainium Work Schedule!

Off to more adventures! The crew of Obtainium Works are building new vehicles and running several events!

  • March 17: The 6th Anniversary Fundraiser, Dinner and a Show! Featuring a new mystery play!
  • July 21-22: Obtainium Cup and Art Car Jam
  • November 10-11: Vallejo Open Studios
  • December 1: 9th Annual Mad Hatter Parade & Festival
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"Art of Peace": Transforming Guns into Art


Obtainium Works hosted a guns into art day at the shop. Here is the text from KTVU's "Bay Area People" Facebook page:

The #ArtofPeace project was started in memory of Robby Poblete who lost his life to gun violence in Vallejo.  His mother faced with overwhelming grief started the The Robby Poblete Foundation to turn tragedy into hope.

The exhibit will open in the spring and is all about transformation. Artists have now been chosen to take confiscated weapons and turn them into pieces that will inspire and educate. For many this journey is personal.

Some of the weapons came from a gun buyback with the Vallejo Police DepartmentThe Richmond Police Department also donated confiscated weapons and @alameda county is also signing up to get involved. Thanks as well to Omnific Pictures Director TJ Walkup for help with video for this story.

 Shannon O'Hare being interviewed by KTVU news with the leaders of the Robby Poblete Foundation.

Shannon O'Hare being interviewed by KTVU news with the leaders of the Robby Poblete Foundation.

Happy 2017! New Events!

The new event schedule is now available for 2017!

April 14:    5th Anniversary party at the Empress Theatre! (Premiere of "Vintage Tomorrows" documentary featuring Obtainium Works!)
May 19-21:    Maker Faire at San Mateo Fairgrounds
July 4th:    Parade in downtown Vallejo
July 22-23:    Obtainium Cup & Art Car Jam
August 28-Sept 1:    Burning Man in Nevada
October 28-29:    Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
December 2:    Mad Hatter Holiday Parade

All events are in Vallejo, California unless otherwise posted.

As usual, the shop is open on Sundays for work days and tours.




2016-03-26 "FEAST OF THE TENTACLE": Obtainium Works 5th Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate the madness of contraptions!

It's 5th celebration of the opening of Obtainium Works in Vallejo! Enjoy the music, fanfare, food and drink for only $35/pp.

Special guests -

Litz the SF Opera Lady, O Happy Dagger, and DJ Grego with Karaoke until late into the evening! There also will be fire! <FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!>

Where: Obtainium Works, 510 Pennsylvania St., Vallejo, CA
When: Saturday, March 26, 2016 (6pm – Midnight)
Price: $35/per person; over 21 only

  • For more information, call 925-254-7643

*Note: please do not leave valuables in your vehicles