Kathy O'Hare

(925) 254-7643

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

VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 3, 2018 -- 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 21, 2018 from 11am-6pm 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 car from the experts who will be demonstrating on a number of types of cars, trucks, trailers, bicycles and baby strollers!

NEW THIS YEAR - Bicycle Rodeo from 9am-11am which will be open to the public and is a great opportunity for children to learn how to ride bicycles safely! Presented by Solano Safe Routes to School.

The July 21st 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.

On July 22nd from 11am-6pm, celebrating its 7th 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 Walnut Avenue and through 4 silly challenges Flying Monkeys, Robots, Zombies, and the Mad Hatters all designed to stymie and frustrate the competitors and entertain spectators! The course will only be along Walnut Avenue...but within walking distance of Alden Park for the public!

This family-friendly, free event will include art vehicles that are motor-driven, pedal powered, or altered in some fashion. Spectators are encouraged to travel with the rally 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 the San Francisco Chronicle, 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.