OAKLAND (CBS SF) — In what may be a nod to her Burning Man constituents, the woman who appears to be Oakland’s mayor-elect rode off from a victory speech Wednesday in a metallic, fire-spraying snail vehicle.

After Alameda County elections officials released preliminary instant runoff results at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, Oakland City Councilman Libby Schaaf declared victory in the race and incumbent Mayor Jean Quan later released a concession letter.

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“I also want to congratulate Councilwoman Libby Schaaf on being elected the next Mayor of Oakland. She inherits a city where crime is down, unemployment is down, city finances are strong, police reforms are near completion, and the economic renaissance is well under way. I have been proud to be Oakland’s first woman and Asian-American mayor and I thank Oaklanders for the opportunity to bring the City through these tough times,” Quan wrote.

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Schaaf told KPIX 5’s Joe Vazquez Tuesday night that she was ready to lead Oakland.

After an appearance Wednesday where she said she welcomed Quan’s concession and offer of a “smooth transition,” Schaaf hopped on-board the metallic vehicle and rode off, presumably to take her new place at City Hall.

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Schaaf has promised her first priority will be to restore public safety in Oakland.