Factory Five Open House – June 13: 9 AM to 1 PM
It’s that time of year again and EVERYONE is invited to attend our 18th Annual Factory Five Open House event. This fun one day show includes car show awards, plant tours, live music, our famous Scratch & Dent Sale, free food (hot dogs sort of qualify), and this year, we will be unveiling 7 huge new surprises!
See the new 818 Coupe design!
Our newest kit, the 818, was released two years ago at the 2013 Open House, and since then we have sold over 350 of the 818S (street models) and 818R (competition version)! Now the 818C Coupe model will join the line-up bringing daily driver weather protection and convenience to this exciting new platform.
In addition to the hard top, major changes have been made to the front end of the car to make sure that the model is different and striking in appearance. Pricing and availability will be announced at Open House, and an 818C pre-order list will be available shortly to customers interested in getting one of the first of the new coupes.
We will unveil this car in the showroom at 10:00 AM during our Open House event. You can view photos, full specifications, and get information on pricing and options on our website Saturday at 10:00 AM.
The new 818 Coupe is only one of seven big announcements that we have been working on and are excited to introduce as part of our 20th Anniversary celebration. If you can’t be at the Open House, we will have full details on our website on the day of our Open House.
Expect over 150 Factory Five customer-built cars to attend this year’s event, and catch up with old friends and new!
Left: Factory Five stalwarts – Garry Bopp, Karen Salvaggio, Wayne Presley, and Eric Treves at last year’s 2014 Open House.
Right: The 818C will be joining the 818R and 818S (photo above).
Car Show Awards
Customers who bring their cars to the 2015 Open House event will be eligible for one of the following car show awards. The awards will be presented at 12:00 PM near the band.
Car Show Award Categories
Best in Show Coupe
Best in Show Roadster
Best in Show Challenge Car
Best in Show GTM
Best in Show ’33
Best in Show 818
Best in Show Under Construction
Most Innovative Improvement
Best in Show all Classes
Long Distance Award
Factory Five Legacy/Robert Fedderson Memorial Award
Largest Parts and Scratch & Dent Sale Ever!
One of the biggest attractions of the summer Open House is our HUGE Factory Five Warehouse Parts Sale! Our attic is chock full of parts from a long winter, and we will have exceptional deals on new and used/scratch & dent parts. The parts sale corral opens at 9:00 AM.
The Factory Five crew will be on hand to answer questions and make sure everyone has fun. Factory Five’s Sally Bean and Tony Zullo with customer Erik Hansen at the 2013 Open House.
Live Music and Free Food!
This year, we will have live music from a local band called Sound Tower, playing a good mix of rock and popular music throughout the day. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be available for free from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Schedule of Events:
9:00 am – Open House Begins/Car Show Registration
9:00 am – Parts Sale Opens
10:00 am – 818C Unveiled and more!
10:00 am – Food/Refreshments Available
10:00 am – Car Show Judging Begins
11:00 am – Factory Tour
12:00 pm – Car Show Awards Presentation
12:15 pm – Factory Five Legacy/Robert Fedderson Memorial Award Presentation
1:00 pm – Open House ends
At 11:00 AM, everyone is invited to a walk-through plant tour of the welding, molding, chassis assembly, and packaging areas.
All the Details
Lodging and Accomodations:
The new Towneplace Suites Marriott is open at the intersection of 495, only a 1/2 mile down the road from Factory Five. Special rates are available to attendees of the Factory Five Open House for the nights of Friday, June 12th, and Saturday, June 13th.
50 Rosebrook Place
The Fairfield Inn
New Bedford, MA
Spectator parking will be at the Wareham Crossing mall parking lot and Factory Five will have two shuttle buses running back and forth. Parking attendees will be on hand to direct visitors to correct parking. Factory Five show cars will park at Factory Five.