The 2015 SEMA Show is officially underway, and the crowds are already starting to fill the Factory Five booth to check out the new 818 Coupe, the 20th Anniversary Mk4 Roadster, a beautiful ’33 Hot Rod built by customer Rob Bennett, a race GTM built by John Kabacinski, and our ’33 Hot Rod rolling chassis featuring the new 2015 Mustang IRS.
We’ll be posting photos and updates throughout the next four days. Here’s a few pics from the show so far.
Day 3 Photos
The third day of the 2015 SEMA Show saw a lot of familiar faces stopping by the Factory Five booth. Tommy Boshers from PowerNation stopped by as well as new host Katie Osborne! Daytona Coupe designer Pete Brock visited to talk with Dave Smith and other Factory Five enthusiasts, and Jo Coddington brought her buddies Arlo and Captain Bob from Wisconsin Hot Rod radio by for a visit. The team has been very busy answering questions and talking with show attendees, but have been having a blast at this year’s SEMA Show. Here’s some photos from day 3.
PowerNation’s Tommy Boshers with Factory Five’s Tony Zullo.
Customers have loved checking out the Type 65 Coupe up on the lift in Snap-On Tools booth.
The Factory Five booth has seen a steady stream of visitors all week long.
Factory Five Bobby Fukao presented Dave Smith with a gift at SEMA.
Above and Below: Arlo and Captain Bob from Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio with Dave Smith and Al Toon.
Above and Below: The Rattle Can Hot Rod built on PowerNation TV on display.
Ford Racing’s Jesse Kershaw with Factory Five’s Jesper Ingerslev and Jim Schenck.
Pete Brock gave Dave Smith a book featuring the legendary Daytona Coupe.
Dave caught Pete up on everything Factory Five has been working on since the Huntington Beach Cruise-In.
Factory Five customer Gary Bopp swung by to say hello.
Factory Five customer Rob Bennett talks to spectators about his ’33 Hot Rod build.
Left to Right: Car Builder Magazine’ Steve Temple, Pete Brock, and Dave Smith.
Factory Five’s Tony Zullo goes over the Hot Rod rolling chassis.
Pete Brock with some SEMA attendees who visited the Factory Five booth.
Above and Below: Jo Coddington signs a copy of the new Factory Five brochure.
Jo Coddington and Dave Smith
Factory Five customer John Kabacinski shows off the features on the new 818 Coupe.
Jo Coddington checked out Rob Bennett’s Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod build.
The Factory Five booth is getting packed!
PowerNation TV host Ian Johnson likes the wheels on the 818C!
Above and Below:Dave Smith was interviewed with Carl’s Collision Center and Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes with Jessica Barton from Power Automedia.
Above and Below: Jessica also talked with Jim Schenck and Dave about the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Mk4 Roadster.
Above and Below: They also discussed the new 818C.
Power Automedia’s Jessica Barton really liked the 818C!
PowerNation TV’s new host Katie Osborne visited the Factory Five booth and Dave Smith went over the Factory Five cars.
Day 2 Photos
The Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod rolling chassis is on display showing off the new 2015 Mustang IRS installed.
Dave Smith’s special guest and good friend NFL player Al Toon checking out the ’33 Hot Rod.
Al spent some time at the Factory Five booth on Wednesday checking out the cars and catching up with Dave.
Customers enjoyed getting a close-up look at the ’33 rolling chassis.
Factory Five’s Jim Schenck goes over the features of the Mk4 Roadster.
Al Toon shared some fun stories with the Factory Five SEMA staff.
Factory Five John Kabacinski discusses his GTM build with customers.
The Rattle Can Rod built on PowerNation TV looked great!
Above & Below: Factory Five’s Jim Schenck, Director of R&D, talks to customers about the new 818C.
The 818C before the start of the show today.
John Kabacinski’s GTM is ready for Day 2.
Customer Rob Bennett’s 33 Hod Rod is polished and ready for customers to check out.
“Detroit Muscle” host Tommy Boshers(middle) with Factory Fives Jim Schenck and Dave Smith.
The Rattle Can Rod built on PowerNation TV is on display at the show. The winner of the raffle was announced. Congratulations to Rebecca Abbott of Mount Vernon, OH for winning the ’33 Hot Rod!
Power Automedia Unveil Ultimate Challenge Car!
The team at Power Automedia have been working hard all year long on their Ultimate Factory Five Challenge Car build, and have been documenting their progress on their website Turnology.com.
Today at the 2015 SEMA Show, Mark Gearhart and his team at Power Automedia pulled the wraps off of the completed car in the Toyo Tires Tread Pass booth!
The Ultimate Factory Five Challenge Car features a 625 HP Ford Coyote 5.1 liter engine, Baer 6P 6-piston brakes, CCW 18″ x 9.5″ front and 18″ x 11″ rear wheels with Toyo Proxes Tires, a Moser rear end, and KONI coil over shocks. The paint is from Sherwin Williams and was done by 3rd Gear Garage. Click here for their complete build summary.
Factory Five President Dave Smith (right) with the Power Automedia crew.
Day 1 Gets Underway!
The new 818C painted by Carl’s Collision in Factory Five-Sherwin Williams Sinister Black is ready for customers to check out.
This beautiful ’33 Hot Rod built by customer Rob Bennett is being featured in Factory Five’s booth.
So is our 20th Anniversary Special Edition Mk4 Roadster which was unveiled at this year’s Open House.
The new 2015 Mustang IRS is on display in the Factory Five ’33 rolling chassis.
Factory Five customer John Kabacinski’s race GTM.
There are several Factory Five ads on display as you walk around the venue.
Our famous Type 65 Coupe is on display in Snap-On Tools booth.
Doors officially opened to SEMA at 8 AM this morning, and the crowds are already flocking to Factory Five’s booth.