Month: November 2013

Factory Five Customer Joe M. Picks-Up 818S

I swear that more things happen in a day here than there is time to write about. Today, Factory Five customer Joe M. picked-up his 818S kit. You may remember Joe built a beautiful GTM that headlined the Boston Cup Car Show. He also built a beautiful Mk2 Roadster some…Read More

Factory Five Thanksgiving Schedule

Every year, people ask us if we're going to be open over the Thanksgiving holiday so we wanted to publish our schedule right up front. Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Open for tours from 9 am - 12 noon Factory Five tech crew members Joe Scott and Dan Golub enjoy…Read More

New Factory Five 818S Photo Galleries

Our favorite car shooter Dino Petrocelli has done it again, this time capturing the newest Factory Five, our street 818 model.  Both cars were painted by Carl's Collision and featured in our booth at last week's SEMA Show. The green and carbon fiber 818S pictured above was also assembled in…Read More

Factory Five 818 Wins Top 10 at SEMA!

A year ago at SEMA 2012, we showed our prototype 818.  This year, we brought four 818s to the SEMA party and walked away with two significant awards and a ton of attention for our newest Factory Five model.  The 818 earned Sony Playstation's Gran Turismo "Best Domestic" Award and…Read More

Factory Fives Show Strong at SEMA 2013!

The 2013 SEMA Show was the best ever for Factory Five!  There were 15 Factory Five cars on display in different parts of the show from Featured Vehicles to sponsored companies and our own 5 car booth.    This year we received a TON of help from Factory Five customers.…Read More

Veteran's Day 2013

We've received flags from soldiers from all branches of the United States Military and proudly display them in the Factory Five showroom. On behalf of all of the hard-working and patriotic employees of Factory Five, I would like to send a message of Thanks to all veterans of the US…Read More

818R Wins Best Domestic Award from Gran Turismo

The new Factory Five 818R has won Sony's 2013 Gran Turismo Award for "Best Domestic Automobile"!  The award was presented during The GT Awards reception Wednesday night at Haze Night Club in the Aria Hotel & Casino.  Each year at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Gran Turismo Awards are held…Read More

Automobile Magazine Tests 818S!

Ezra Dyer, Contributing Writer at Automobile Magazine, has been following the 818 project from it's inception a few years ago. Just recently, Ezra tested the 818S down in Virginia. His write-up in Automobile Magazine is on newsstands now, and iPad owners can download the Automobile Magazine app and read the…Read More

Factory Five Wins at Babson Auto Club Show

Last weekend, I sent the Factory Five truck and Factory Five guys Dave C. and Dan G. up to the Babson College Auto Club car show.  This wasn't the kind of show that we normally attend, but since my daughter goes to Babson College, and I heard that the guys…Read More

PWF Golf Fundraiser is a Big Success!

Some of your know that when I’m not building cars at Factory Five, I enjoy surfing here in New England. One of my close friends, Kreg Palko, who I’ve surfed with for years, was recently been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Last weekend, there was a golf tournament/fundraiser for…Read More