Month: October 2013

Factory Five Crew Loads Up 2013 SEMA Cars

The Factory Five show and event truck was loaded and headed west for Las Vegas last night.  This year, we have 14 Factory Fives in the 2013 SEMA Show.  We are lucky to have a tremendous amount of support from the Factory Five community.  Factory Five customers will be helping…Read More

New Factory Five 818S & 818R Chassis Photo Galleries

The rear view of the new Factory Five 818S frame. Our favorite photographer Dino Petrocelli photographed the 818R and 818S frames. Factory Fives are famous for their strong tubular steel spaceframes and the 818 carries that tradition forward. We've posted galleries for both models and you can click here to…Read More

Factory Five Coupes Win at Bondurant

Factory Five customer Karen Salvaggio brought her Thunder Valley Race Team which included two (yes, she owns two of them!) Factory Five Type 65 Coupes to celebrate famed race car driver Bob Bondurant's 80th birthday last weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix, AZ.  Karen sent us…Read More

The New 818 Continues to Pick-up Speed!

Automobile Magazine's iPad app (free download) previews the 818S at Virginia International Raceway. Click here for more. There's plenty to report on our newest Factory Five. The team continues to follow the development and launch plan closely, and I'm super proud of everyone. While August saw the 818R (race version)…Read More

Factory Five 818 Wins at Watkins Glen!

The new 818 scores 1st place in class and 1st overall at NASA's September 28 and 29 Watkins Glen road races. The 818R driven by 2012 Factory Five Challenge Series Champion John George ran a best lap time of 2:02.005 with impressive 1.7 G cornering! More impressive than the great…Read More