July 22-23, 2017: Art Car Jam & Obtainium Cup Contraptor Rally!

TWO DAYS OF ART CAR FUN! 

About the Art Car Jam - SATURDAY, JULY 22 - FREE event!

  • The 3rd Annual Art Car Jam is an event dedicated to street-legal vehicles that can be decorated with paint, "obtainium", and whatever your mind can conjure!
  • Located at the Obtainium Works Art Car Studio at 510 Pennsylvania Street, Vallejo (cross street is Sutter Street)
  • This event is FREE and open to the public.
  • Workshops on how to decorate a car, truck, trailer, bicycle or baby stroller!

Food, Drinks, Music & Merchandise

  • The festival starts at 11:00am.
  • View the art cars.
  • Buy some food and refreshments.
  • Look at some of our steampunk-inspired vending booths.
  • Watch a fashion show by renowned artist Annie Coulter.
  • Listen to the sounds of DJ music by Grego including karaoke at the evening party.

Schedule

Saturday July 22

  • 11:00am:  Festival opens with steampunk vendors.
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm:  Workshops: 
    • How-to demonstrations every half hour for painting, gluing, riveting, hammering, and calking.
    • NEW! PIMP YOUR PRAM - learn how to decorate your stroller and then be part of the Stroller Derby Challenge for the Obtainium Cup.
  • 1:00pm: Food and Drink Vendors open.
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm: Fashion Show with Annie Coulter.  Featuring wacky driving outfits for your unique art car. 
  • 4:00 - 7:00pm:  DJ music and Karaoke!

about the obtainium cup - sunDAY, JULY 23 - FREE event!

  • The 6th Annual Obtainium Cup Contraptor's Rally is a 4-mile mad-cap jaunt through historic Mare Island.
  • Brave hazards such as Flying Monkeys, Zombies, Mad Hatters, Robots, Pirates and Baby Strollers!
  • Human-powered vehicles and bicycles from around the Bay Area will be competing based on creativity, tenacity, and participation

Food, Drinks, Music & Merchandise

  • The festival starts at 11:00am.
  • View the vehicles as they set up for the rally.
  • Buy some food and refreshments.
  • Look at some of our steampunk-inspired vending booths.
  • Listen to live music by Erin Bakke, Don Bassey and O' Happy Dagger.

schedule

Sunday July 23

  • 11:00am - 1:00pm: Steampunk Vendors. Art cars arrive and on display.
  • 1:00pm - 7:00pm: Beer Garden and Food Vendors open.
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm: Live music featuring Erin Bakke & Don Bassey, and O' Happy Dagger
  • 2:30pm:  Obtainium Cup Rally introductions.
  • 3:00pm: Obtainium Cup Rally starts and returns to Alden Park.
  • 5:30pm-6:00pm: Awards ceremony.
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm: DJ music

Following the Rally

  • The rally will begin at 3pm.
  • 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 - we have added 2 this year! 

  • First: Flying Monkeys at Vino Godfather where they will be target shooting with stuffed animals!
  • Second: Stroller Derby at Independent Property Services where participants will have to navigate around the Moms and Dads pushing strollers and talking on their iPhones!
  • Third: Pirates at Alstom Railway where where you will be accosted by the Airship Pirate Team!
  • Fourth: Robots at Touro University. Participants will need to use their wits to survive the onslaught of robot snark.
  • Fifth: Zombies at the Shoreline Heritage Preserve
  • Sixth: 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.

Facilities

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

One of last year's Art Car Jam participants, Caroline Miller, with her friend Jack!

One of last year's Art Car Jam participants, Caroline Miller, with her friend Jack!

Dominique Guiterrez of ArtisZen adds an outfit to fit her newly painted art car!

Dominique Guiterrez of ArtisZen adds an outfit to fit her newly painted art car!

Dr. Doom and Ofeibia Laud-Darku get ready for the Rally!

Dr. Doom and Ofeibia Laud-Darku get ready for the Rally!

The Pineapple Express team will be back with a new entry that survived the Grand Kinetic Championship in Arcata this year!

The Pineapple Express team will be back with a new entry that survived the Grand Kinetic Championship in Arcata this year!

Watch out for this Mad Scientist and his Tools!

Watch out for this Mad Scientist and his Tools!

This Mom, Katherine Becvar, might look friendly, but watch out for her at the Stroller Derby!

This Mom, Katherine Becvar, might look friendly, but watch out for her at the Stroller Derby!

The Wonderland Judge, Sherry Prewitt, makes sure contestant, Michael Nelson, doesn't get lost!

The Wonderland Judge, Sherry Prewitt, makes sure contestant, Michael Nelson, doesn't get lost!