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2012 SEMA Preparation Under Way, Big Surprises Planned

Posted on October 3rd, 2012

The crew is working feverishly on last minute details as we prepare to head out to the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. The show is held this year from October 30th to November 2nd. This year we have some big surprises.

We are unveiling the Factory Five-Summit Racing Mk4 project car. This car is built with a vast array of Summit Racing parts and is slated for magazine articles and some serious publicity. After SEMA, the car will make the shows and events round with the crew from Summit Racing.

Project 818 takes center stage at SEMA 2012 as we will be bringing a street car prototype, a race car prototype (that will debut in KONI Shocks booth next to the Factory Five booth), and we will also be showing a functional rolling chassis so that people can see the chassis engineering and Subaru parts.

Click here to view a 5-minute, Hewlett Packard, SolidWorks video on the creation of the 818.

This year’s SEMA Show is notable for the number of Factory Five customers who will be helping in the booth and customer cars that will be headlining the show. Chuck Armstrong’s show winning ’33 that was featured at the 2012 Huntington Beach Cruise-In (Best in Show winner) will be at SEMA along with Team PDG’s race-winning GTM endurance racer.

We have even some more surprises like the autocross winning Ridetech-Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod which will be at the show and racing at the Optima Batteries Challenge Race on Saturday after the SEMA Show.

We will post full details of the show on our website here and on the Factory Five Forum as well as our Facebook page. Stay tuned!

Dave Smith


  • What will be your booth number at the SEMA show..?? Thanks

  • Ghenghis Khan

    You hold a design competition with a couple of world class designs and then you throw them all away and design what looks like a kitcar version of a 1990 ford mustang, the embodiment of lack of design sophistication. Why…

  • Steven Van Brown

    The 818 body already rocks!Can’t wait to see a street version, or for that matter \, to build one. Now if only the economy thing would just pick up a bit so that I could buy one asap….

  • love the cars but I would love to see something in a coupe of your own body styling that has some kind of old porsche or old AUDI style to it with your own flair with that cool American twist

  • The 818 is looking good!

  • Christian Ingerslev

    Stunning photographs! Your publicity is very good and we only receive praise for the look of your cars as we publicise your website.

  • John Scarlett

    Any plans for an electric version of the 818?



  • What is the color on the Summit MKIV? That is the color I’m looking for.

  • I love the concept of the 818 but it is looking more and more like a Honda S2000.

  • DAVE and JASON,,,, You guys are the BOMB. When my house sells I’m flying to mass with a pocket full to hand you for my Type 65. My teenage son put the poster on his bedroom wall! KEVIN PS want a waterfront house in florida??????????