Factory Five November 2015 Newsletter

Factory Five Type 65 Coupe and ’33 Hot Rod take center stage with the Belamy Brothers at the 2015 Emerald Coast CruiZin’ in Panama City, FL one week after SEMA.


Happy Thanksgiving from the Factory Five Team!

DSC_8638Thanksgiving always has special meaning here in Massachusetts, since this is where the whole party got started back in 1620! This year, in particular, is one to reflect upon our many blessings.

We’ve accomplished a lot in 2015, and as we race towards the end of our 20th Anniversary year, it’s impossible for me to find words to describe my gratitude to everyone. Gratitude for the chance to have built so many great things over the years! Grateful for the friends we’ve made along the way. Grateful for the remarkable stories and for the amazing cars for sure, but grateful also for the chance to work for and to serve such inspirational customers.

Mostly though, I stand in awe at the accomplishments and hard work of so many Americans who have come before us, and upon whose work, we are honored to build.

The Factory Five community is defined by the idea of building things. We build cars, we build friendships, we build family heirlooms and stories that will outlive us. I don’t have a better way of saying thanks than to continue doing this!

On behalf of the great people of Factory Five Racing, I wish you a peaceful Thanksgiving!

Dave Smith



2015 SEMA Show Recap!


The 2015 SEMA Show was a huge success! It was also a homecoming of sorts as tons of Factory Five customers visited us throughout the four-day show. The Factory Five booth showcased the 20th Anniversary Mk4 Roadster, the new 818 Coupe, a beautiful ’33 Hot Rod built by customer Rod Bennett, and a race GTM built by customer John Kabacinski. We also showed off our ’33 Hot Rod rolling chassis featuring the new 2015 Mustang IRS and Ford’s EcoBoost 6 engine. Click here for tons of photos and videos from SEMA 2015.



Soaking Up the Sun at the Emerald Coast CruiZin’

The week after the big SEMA Show, we headed south to join Factory Five customers in the Southeast region at the Emerald Coast CruiZin’ event held in Panama City, FL. The event was a blast, and we had a chance to re-connect with folks in the Florida-Georgia region. We took tons of pictures, had our cars on the main stage, and had a blast! Click here for more photos from the event.

Factory Five customer Dale Anthony (above with “All Girl’s Garage” star Cristy Lee) brought his blue and silver Mk4 Roadster to the CruiZin’, and helped at the Factory Five booth along with customers Garry Bopp, Wayne Presley, Keith Miller, and Erik Treves.



818 Upgrade Parts Available Now!

Factory Five are closed on Thursday and Friday for our team to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend, but we have some very cool Black Friday specials posted on our parts catalog.



New Factory Five Trailers on Track to Launch in January 2016


As we mentioned in our last e-mail newsletter, we’ve been working hard to configure three aluminum trailers for Factory Five customers.

We’ve been buying trailers to transport Factory Five cars to shows and races for 20 years, and in that time, we’ve learned EVERYTHING about what to buy and what not to buy in a car trailer.

By the end of the year, we will be launching an all-new line of aluminum race trailers. We will be offering an 18′ open trailer, and two enclosed trailer models in 20′ and 24′ lengths.

This week, we received our latest shipment and have approved the final designs. Full details, pricing, and availability will be on our website soon.



Beautiful Type 65 Coupe from Customer Bob T.!


Congratulations to Factory Five customer Bob T. from Columbia, TN who completed his Type 65 Coupe build earlier this year! Bob drove over 1,100 miles round trip to pick-up his kit in January 2012, battling a few snow storms in the process. The car was finished this past year, and Bob reports that he is enjoying driving the car! Most guys finish their Coupes in blue and white livery (which is always beautiful), but it’s nice to see a well-built Coupe in another color. You can talk to customers like Bob, who are building Factory Fives online, if you log onto The Factory Five Forum.



All-New Factory Five Brochure… More like a Coffee Table Book!


It has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here! The new Factory Five catalog is 128 pages (!) with full color photos, order forms for all of the cars, and details on the latest parts and options.

The new brochure includes full details on ALL of the Factory Five models. That’s right, the 289 USRRC Roadster, the Challenge Car, and all three 818 Sports Car models finally have sections to go along with the Mk4 Roadster, ’33 Hot Rod, Type 65 Coupe, and GTM Supercar.

Click here to request the new Factory Five brochure.

Right: Factory Five’s Sally Bean shows off the new brochure and flyer!



Factory Five’s Fall Building Season Sale Ends November 30th!


With the long Thanksgiving weekend holiday comes the end of our Fall Building Season Sale. You can still order your Factory Five Roadster, Hot Rod, Coupe, or GTM and get this great sale through Monday, November 30th. Click here for more details on the sale.