Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Electric Powered ‘33 Hot Rod to Debut at SEMA 2009

Wow....electric powered!

Wareham, MA – October 27, 2009 – American Hot Rodding Style Goes Green at SEMA 2009 as Factory Five Racing introduces an all-electric powered '33 Hot Rod… and it ain't no concept car!

Based on the award-winning Factory Five '33 Hot Rod (featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine, November 2009), the battery electric vehicle (EV) is powered by UQM technologies electric drive and A123 Systems high-power lithium-ion batteries. It produces 300+ HP and over 660ft/lbs of torque in a 2400lb car and delivers a range of 100+ miles and 0-60 acceleration in an estimated 4 seconds!

The vehicle was designed by Factory Five Racing using SolidWorks CAD software in partnership with HP. The electric drive system and batteries were custom installed by the team of experts at Amp=D.

This vehicle build by the Amp=D team is the subject of a television pilot by the same name, with filming to continue through the car's unveiling at SEMA and beyond.
The Factory Five '33 Hot Rod was introduced at the 2008 SEMA show, where it earned “Best in Show-Hot Rod” and “Best Engineered Product Runner-Up” Awards. The Factory Five Racing '33 Hot Rod has been featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine (November 2009 issue).

Factory Five Racing is located in Wareham MA, and is the world’s largest high-tech component car manufacturer. Factory Five has annual sales of $14 million dollars and has sold 165 units of the '33 Hot Rod since introduction in Nov 2008.

SolidWorks is the world’s leading 3D mechanical CAD (MCAD) software located in Concord, MA.

Amp=D is a groundbreaking solar-powered vehicle lab based in Sonoma County, California, headed by Mike North and Kyle Lawson.
A123 Systems, Inc. [NASDAQ: AONE] develops and manufactures advanced lithium ion batteries and battery systems for the transportation, electric grid services and consumer markets. Headquartered in Massachusetts and founded in 2001.


UQM Technologies is a technology leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance, power-dense and energy-efficient electric motors, generators and related power electronics.

The car will be featured in the Factory Five booth at SEMA # 22763 in front of Ford Racing in the Hot Rod and Performance Building.

For more information, contact:

Deven Robitaille
Marketing Dept.
Factory Five Racing, Inc.
9 Tow Road
Wareham, MA 02571
info@factoryfive.com
508-291-3443 phone
508-291-3883 fax

At the SEMA Show
Booth #22763

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Friday, October 23, 2009

I think the bears name was Tanya....

CNN
MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) -- A bear on ice skates attacked two people during rehearsals at a circus in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan,
killing one of them, Kyrgyz officials said Friday.

In the incident, which happened Thursday, the 5-year-old animal killed the circus administrator, Dmitry Potapov, and mauled an animal trainer, who was attempting to rescue him.

"The incident occurred during a rehearsal by the Russian state circus company troupe which was performing in Bishkek with the program, Bears on Ice," Ministry of Culture and Information director Kurmangazy Isanayev told reporters.

It is unclear what caused the bear to attack Potapov, 25, nearly severing one of his legs while dragging him across the ice by his neck.

Medical personnel were unable to save Potapov, who died at the scene.

The 29-year-old circus trainer Yevgeny Popov, who attempted to rescue Potapov, was also severely injured, according to doctors.

"The victim has sustained serious injuries - deep scalp lacerations, bruising of the brain, lacerations on his body. His condition is considered
critical," Dr. Gulnara Tashibekova told reporters on Russian state television.

After the incident, the circus was cordoned off by police and emergency service workers. Experts have been brought in to examine the bear, which was shot and died at the scene.

Russia has a long-standing tradition of training bears to perform tricks such as riding motorcycles, ice skating, and playing hockey. Fatal
attacks are unusual.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mad Mariner buys DIY Boating.

Press Contacts:
Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
Glen Justice, 202-210-9464, GlenJustice@MadMariner.com

Mad Mariner Acquires DIY Boat Owner Magazine ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 15, 2009 -- Mad Mariner, an independent family of online publications and resources for boaters, has acquired, DIY Boat Owner Magazine, from the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.). DIY Boat Owner, which was published by BoatU.S. since 2006, is a quarterly magazine for do-it-yourself boaters, offering expert advice on maintenance, repairs, upgrades and projects. The purchase adds a print magazine to the Mad Mariner's growing family of online publications, led by MadMariner.com in English and MarineroLoco.com in Spanish. "DIY is the perfect addition to Mad Mariner," said Glen Justice, the company's founder. "Its readers are hardcore do-it-yourself boaters who demand high-quality journalism, and we plan to continue that. We'll work hard to maintain the spirit of the magazine."

BoatU.S. Magazine, the nation's largest boating publication with more than 600,000 readers, will continue to use articles from DIY through a cooperative agreement between the two organizations.

The first issue of DIY Boat Owner published by Mad Mariner will be available Nov. 12, and will feature a new look for the magazine and its website. Mad Mariner is also offering special pricing on combined print and online advertising.

DIY Boat Owner was founded by the husband-and-wife team of Jan Mundy and Steve Kalman in 1995. It is sold directly to subscribers and on the newsstand at West Marine stores. The magazine also offers 14 collections of archived articles, available for download or on CD-ROM, as well as a digital edition of the magazine.

For more information, please visit www.DIY-Boat.com . About BoatU.S.: BoatU.S.--the Boat Owners Association of The United States--is the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters, providing its 600,000 members with government representation, programs and money saving services. www.BoatUS.com

About Mad Mariner: Mad Mariner is an independent family of online publications and resources for boaters, which publishes new articles and information every single day. www.MadMariner.com

Sunday, October 4, 2009

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Cruiser!

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Part of the pit area.

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Texas Motor Speedway

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