Happy Thanksgiving from Factory Five

In January of 1998 I met Frank Keyser. Each year Frank has stopped by to visit when in the area. Frank has owned two Factory Five’s and is looking to build one of our new 33 Hot Rods. Frank is like so many people I’ve been lucky to meet over the years while running Factory Five. Frank is a customer, a member of the Factory Five community, a solid car guy and skilled car builder, a good friend, and someone whom I hold in high regard. Frank and I, like so many of you, have been witness to the growth of this amazing community of Factory Five Racing over the years.

On this Thanksgiving 2012, I am thankful for the friendships I’ve made and the wonderful people I’ve met in this amazing Factory Five community. I’m thankful for this great country of ours where we enjoy the freedom to build our dreams. I am also profoundly thankful for the privilege of running this company, and to be able to earn a living doing something I truly love, working alongside people I respect, and working for people whom other companies call customers and who I am lucky to call friends. Almost 400 years ago, in 1621 a small community of settlers from Europe gathered in what would become Plymouth, Massachusetts to celebrate a good harvest and give thanks for surviving a difficult year in a new world. I would enjoy greatly showing those folks what we’ve built with what they started! On behalf of the hard working people at Factory Five Racing, and from the heart of New England where this whole party got started, I extend to you our warm wishes for a peaceful Thanksgiving.

Dave Smith