JULY 16 & 17, 2016: TWO DAYS OF ART CAR FUN! 

about the 5th Annual Obtainium Cup & Art Car Jam - FREE event!

In order to help you enjoy this rally, we have put together this informational flyer to help you navigate the wilds of Mare Island.  Follow the Mad Scientist posters to the rally start and around the island!  Links:


Both events are  at Alden Park at 8th & Walnut Streets on Mare Island, Vallejo, CA

Parking areas for the event are at 4th & Connolly, along Railroad Avenue and Walnut Avenue. Parking areas for each of the challenges are marked on the map you will receive at the start of the rally.

Food, Drinks, Music & Merchandise

The festival starts at 11:00am each day where you can view the vehicles during their setup, buy some food and refreshments, look at some of our steampunk-inspired vending booths, take a tour of the Walnut Avenue Mansions and Mare Island Historical Museum as well as listen to the sounds of DJ music by Grego and a host of other live musicians.


Saturday July 16

11:00am - 1:00pm: Workshop: How-to demonstrations for painting, gluing, riveting, hammering, and calking.

1:00pm Beer Garden & Food Vendors open. Children's art chalk drawings.

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Live art car decoration. Take what you've learned and help the artists embellish their vehicles. 

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Fashion Show.  Featuring wacky driving outfits for your unique art car.

4:00-5:00pm: Tea Party. Presented by IntegriTea. Featuring herbal & black tea concoctions. 

4:00-7:00pm:  DJ music.

Sunday July 17

11:00am - 1:00pm: Steampunk Vendors. Art cars arrive and on display.

1:00pm - 7:00pm: Beer Garden and Food Vendors open.

3:00pm-5:00pm:  Obtainium Cup Rally. Starts and returns at Alden Park.

5:30pm-6:30pm: Awards ceremony.

6:30pm-8:00pm: Live music featuring "O Happy Dagger"

Following the Rally

The rally will begin at 3pm and the map will give you information on parking at the different challenges.  If you are riding a bicycle, please feel free to join the participants as long as you observe road etiquette and rules (please take note of the traffic bump on Walnut Avenue).  If you want to drive your car to the different hazards, please use Azuar Drive and park in the designated areas.  

Obtainium Cup Challenges 

All registered participants will be maneuvering their vehicles through challenges as part of their Cup experience.  

  • First: Flying Monkeys at Vino Godfather where they will be target shooting with stuffed animals!
  • Second: Robots at Touro University. Participants will need to use their wits to survive the onslaught of robot snark.
  • Third: Zombies at the Shoreline Heritage Preserve
  • Fourth: Mad Hatter Tea Party in Alden Park on Walnut Avenue.

The challenges are meant for the participants in the event, but you are welcome to observe and enjoy the antics!

Race Finish & After Party 

The race will finish when the last vehicle crosses the finish line at Alden Park or no later than 5pm.  Afterwards, there will be an awards ceremony along with food items, refreshments, and music until 7pm.


There are 3 porta-potties at Alden Park (one handicap accessible) as well as 2 porta-potties at the Preserve (one handicap accessible).