Past Meetup

Obtainium Cup Contraptor's Rally (w/ the Sac Steampunk Society)

Hosted by Sac Geeks Community Calendar (

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Coal Shed Studios (Building 153)

4th & Waterfront Street · Vallejo, CA

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Come one, come all! Bring your strange and wonderful vehicles to the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard for adventure!

NEW! Here is an Update Video as of June 5th:

Click here ( for online application form. Or, try these PDF Forms: 2012 Obtainium Cup Application Form ( 2013 Obtainium Cup Waiver Form (

Who, What, Where When, how! The Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally is a human-powered sculptural vehicle rally and festival on historic Mare Island in Vallejo, California on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 3pm – 9pm. Inspired by the Kinetic Grand Championship in Arcata, CA which has been happening since the late 1960’s and draws thousands of viewers to the area over the 3-day event, the Obtainium Cup is a one-day event and will begin at the Coal Sheds Studios at the waterfront of Mare Island.

The Course: The racers will assemble at the Coal Sheds at 1pm and line up for the starting gun at 3pm. They will then rally to the first hazard at Western Dovetail where the racers will encouter the “flying monkey” obstacle and then continue to the the Heritage Preserve for a zombie attack at the half way point. On the way back, the vehicles will have to maneuver through a Mad Hatter Tea Party! The racers will then return to the Coal Sheds via Walnut Avenue, where they will complete an art challenge at the end of the rally. The course is around 4.5 miles in length with only a couple of 2% grade sections.

Participants: This event is a human-powered contraptor’s rally so will include vehicles that can be driven without the use of a motor and can be an art piece or a bicycle that has been altered in some fashion. Participants will receive trophies, medals and the grand champion will have their name on the Obtainium Cup Trophy.

Entry Info: If you want to enter a vehicle or a costumed bicycle in the rally, please fill out the entry form no later than July 14, 2013. Cost is $25 per entrant. All entries will receive a special medal and a certificate for their participation. Click here ( for the online application form. Or try our PDF forms: 2012 Obtainium Cup Application Form ( 2013 Obtainium Cup Waiver Form (

Food and Refreshment Vendors: There will be food trucks, beer, wine and drinks at the Coal Sheds which is at the start and end of the rally. This is also where the public can view the final art challenge and the vehicles. Once the rally is complete we will have an after-party which will have food, drinks, and entertainment for a nominal fee.

Volunteers: Join in the fun! We need assistance in the following areas: traffic control, Zombie Horde, Mad Hatters, set up, clean up, Serving food and drinks, and more! Click here to sign up (!

Arts/Crafts Vendors: At the Coal Shed, there will be hand-crafted items for sale. If you’re interested in vending the event, please contact us at[masked] or Obtainium Cup at gmail dot com ([masked]) for more information.

For more information, contact: For up to date information on the event, check the Obtainium Cup Facebook page (

Click here ( for the online application form. Or try our PDF forms: 2012 Obtainium Cup Application Form ( 2013 Obtainium Cup Waiver Form (


The Never Was Haul Traveling Academy of Unnatural Sciences is teaming with the Sacramento Steampunk Society to be part of the hazards/obstacle Mad Hatter's Tea Party part of the race. The racers will stop at the table and the Tea Party will put them through a mini tea race to serve the characters at the table.

To help out please get in touch with Judy Pischalnikoff on Facebook.

There will be a party after the race at the Coal Shed Art Gallery on the water. If you helped that day your ticket is free.

Race Starts at 3PM please arrive at 1PM to get set up. Address will be provided closer to the event date on the FB page.