Shannon O’Hare and his fellow steampunk tinkerers are bidding fond farewell to six art cars that have been common sights at SF Bay Area events such as Maker Faire, the Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally, and Mad Hatter Holiday Parade.
A celebration of “the steampunk world that’s based here in Vallejo,” said the former mayor
The Obtainium Cup rally returned to Vallejo, California, featuring hand-built art cars and other vehicles that navigated an obstacle course consisting of Alice in Wonderland characters, battle robots, flying monkeys, and ravenous zombies.
Tours will be available every other Sunday at the Haul’s new temporary location in Vallejo, California. Obtainium Works, which created the steampunk icon, also revealed new details about this year’s Obtainium Cup Rally.
Though some steampunk fans have described the Haul as a “steampunk RV,” it was not designed to be habitable for overnight stays. That’s about to change as Obtainium Works plans to spend the next two years converting it into a tiny home.
Gallery: The Neverwas Haul, one of the most celebrated steampunk creations, has undergone a restoration and has a new temporary home in Vallejo, Calif. The self-propelled Victorian house will be open for tours at least through late November.
A family airship, steampunk flying saucer and other artistic vehicles take to the streets
Photo Gallery: A wacky fleet of hand-built “sculptural vehicles” navigated an equally wacky obstacle course for the 8th Annual Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally, held Sunday, July 28 on Mare Island in Vallejo, California.
The art group’s in-house photographer shares his images from Burning Man and other events
Obtainium Works is one of the premier art groups in the steampunk world. If you attend an event where they have a presence, chances are that you’ll see Stephen Jacobson with camera in hand. Here’s a look at some of his photos.
Steampunks gather in Vallejo, California for the 7th Annual Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally
Photo Gallery: A wacky fleet of mobile contraptions braved zombies, robots, flying monkeys and Alice in Wonderland characters as the 7th Annual Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally took place July 22 in Vallejo, California.
Obtainium Works offers a close-up look at Neverwas Haul and other steampunk wonders
The Obtainium Works Art Car Jam, held July 21 in Vallejo, California, was a showcase for wild and whimsical mobile contraptions, many with steampunk appeal. The event was a warmup for the Obtainium Cup rally on Sunday.