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Mutant Human-Power Vehicle Rally

It’s the annual Obtainium Cup with crazy steampunk-inspired rides
By - posted 7/17/2015 No Comment

Experience the adventure as dozens of mutant human-powered vehicles race up and down Vallejo’s Mare Island during the 4th Annual Obtainium Cup.

The road rally is fraught with challenges: Zombies, Flying Monkeys, Mad Hatters, Robots… Can these intrepid heroes survive? Come to Vallejo and find out.

2015 Obtainium Cup: Contraptor’s Rally
Sunday, July 19, 2015 | 1-9 pm
Alden Park, 8th & Walnut Streets on Mare Island, Vallejo
FREE to watch; $25 to participate in the race.

Please note the event takes place Sunday, not Tuesday as was previously listed.

The vehicles will be arriving around 1 pm and you are welcome to come to the starting point at the Coal Shed and see them set up, buy some food and refreshments, look at some of their steampunk-inspired booths, take a tour of the Coal Shed Art Studio and listen to the sounds of DJ Grego.

2015 Rally Schedule

  • 3 pm: Rally starts at the Coal Shed Art Studios at 4th & Waterfront, Mare Island, Vallejo.
  • 6 pm (approx): The race will finish when the last vehicle crosses the finish line at the Coal Shed.
  • 6-9 pm: Awards ceremony, BBQ, refreshments, and DJ music until 9 pm.

The rally will begin at 3 pm and the map on the other side 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 2 driving challenges along the route). If you want to drive your car to the different hazards, please use Railroad Ave and park in the designated areas.

Parking for the event is on the right at 4th & Connolly between Nimitz and Railroad Avenue (do not park in the lot on 4th street between Nimitz and the Coal Shed).

Participation: If you want to enter a vehicle or bicycle in the rally and receive a medal, you must either fill out an online form, or fill out a PDF form and return it with your $25 entry fee to: Obtainium Works, 510 Pennsylvania Street, Vallejo, CA 94590. A waiver must also be signed.