Month: August 2014

818 Progress Report: Year One of Production

The Factory Five 818R race development program has been at full throttle this year. The goal is to make the 818 chassis the most track-capable street car in our line-up and to continue developing the platform for new products.  The 818 story continues to grow and the car is definitely…Read More

Watch Live Video from NASA Nationals East Race, Aug 29-31, 2014

NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires NASA Nationals East Coast 2014 at Road Atlanta is upon us this weekend, and Factory Five Challenge Series driver John George will be on track defending his 2012 Championship win.  Racing in the class are 7 Challenge Series drivers in identically prepared Factory Five Challenge Cars.  The Nationals…Read More

Join Factory Five Customers in Santa Monica This Weekend!

Join Factory Five customers Karen Salvaggio, Frank M. (frankeeski on and Rupert B. this weekend in for a fun evening cruise-in! Karen has been asked by director/producer Patrick Kriwanek to invite all Factory Five owners to bring their Roadsters and Coupes to this special event.  It is being held at…Read More

A Busy Day of Filming at Factory Five

We have fantastic partner companies that we work with here at Factory Five, and one of them visited us last week.  iContact is the company that helps us send out our monthly mass e-mails, and our Account Manager (and future Factory Five 818 owner) Brandon Allen asked if we would help…Read More

Where’s Our Good Friend Jeremy?

Many of you know our good friend Jeremy Luchini from SolidWorks software.  We've worked with SolidWorks and have known Jeremy for more than 10 years.  There isn't a Factory Five design that survives without SolidWorks revs. Recently (big announcement), Jeremy left SolidWorks to begin a full-time independent design career.  Factory…Read More

Factory Five Thanks Henry R. and Our Troops

During the economic collapse in 2009, I learned what a great RESPONSIBILITY it is to be the owner of a company.  Today, I was reminded again what a great HONOR it is to do so.  My good friend and Factory Five customer Henry R. sent us a United States Flag that was…Read More

Team PDG Success Continues with GTM

We were fortunate to have a visit from Team PDG owners Richard and Yvonne Migliori here at Factory Five a few weeks ago.  Richard and Yvonne gave us pictures of their VERY successful GTM race car signed by team members and drivers.  Team PDG is again in the hunt for…Read More

Say Hi to Madison and Nicole!

For the next two weeks while Sally is on vacation, my daughter Madison will be working reception at Factory Five. Her older sister Nicole will be lending a hand as well. So if you call Factory Five, the friendly voice on the line will be Madison Smith. Dave Smith PresidentRead More