REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! Open House is free to attend, but there is a fee to tour the museum. You only need to register if you are bringing a Factory Five car to display in the show. We will have team members directing traffic for car show parking and spectator parking.
Join us for our 21st Factory Five Open House event! This is our 27th anniversary, and the 21st time we have celebrated an Open Houses here in Wareham, MA. We are very excited about opening the building up since the COVID shutdowns.
The 2022 Open House is a one-day event held from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be a cruise to the Newport Car Museum at 1 pm. The Open House includes a Factory Five car show with awards, plant tours (including our brand-new Composites building), music by 98.1 WCTK “CAT Country” radio station, free food (hot dogs sort of qualify), and a huge Scratch & Dent Sale! We will pull back the covers on several R&D projects as well!
We are holding the event rain or shine, and you can expect a full parking lot of close to 150 Factory Five customer-built cars if the weather is good. Catch up with old friends and make new ones!
Car Show Awards
Customers who bring their cars to the 2022 Open House event will be eligible for one of the following car show awards. The awards will be presented at 12:00 PM by the radio personalities of 98.1 WCTK.
Car Show Award Categories
1st Place – Type 65 Coupe
1st Place – Roadster
1st Place – Challenge Car
1st Place – GTM
1st Place – ’33 Hot Rod
1st Place – Speedstar
1st Place – ’35 Hot Rod Truck
1st Place – 818
Best in Show Under Construction
Most Innovative Improvement
The Ricky Bobby Award
Best in Show Overall
Long Distance Award
Most Accrued Miles
Robert Fedderson Memorial Award
It has been years since our last Open House, so our Scratch & Dent Parts Sale will be huge! The parts sale corral opens at 9:00 AM.
Music from 98.1 WCTK and Free Food!
This year, we will have music and DJs from our local southern New England country music station 98.1 WCTK during the event. 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 – 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 – Robert Fedderson Memorial Award Presentation
1:00 pm – Open House ends
We are excited to show off our brand-new building, the new CNC laser cutting equipment, and 6-axis CNC milling machine. We will give attendees a sneak peek at on-going R&D projects.
The F9 prototype will be on display.
Lodging and Accommodations:
Summer time near Cape Cod is a very busy time, and our local Towneplace Suites by Marriot right down the road only has a few rooms available for Open House attendees. Luckily, Gilette Stadium is a fun drive away, and the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place hotel has a large block of rooms and a special rate available for Factory Five Open House attendees. We may host a meet-and-greet at the Renaissance downstairs bar Friday night before the Open House (stay tuned for details).
Guests who stay at the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place must made their reservation by Friday, May 13th, 2022. After this date, all rooms will be released for public sale.
Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel for $249 per night + tax
Foxborough, MA 02035
P: (508) 216-1672, ask for Courtney, the event manager
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.
All-new for this year’s Open House is our cruise to the Newport Car Museum! The Open House concludes at 1:00, and the cruise departs Factory Five at 1 pm for an estimated 40 minute drive down to the Newport Car Museum. The museum is open for Factory Five customers from 2 pm to 5 pm. If you register in advance, you will receive a wrist band to indicate you have paid for admission into the museum.
Newport Car Museum
1947 W Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Factory Five customers who register will receive a welcome packet at the event which includes your car show ID sign, name tags, complimentary t-shirt, schedule of events, and wrist band for Newport Car Museum if you registered.