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Victor Wheeler from Ontario Picks-Up New Mk4

Posted on May 28th, 2011

Canadian Kit Import Procedures Continue to Go Well Factory Five Racing President with Victor Wheeler from Ottawa, Ontario We’ve had very smooth sailing with Canadian import procedures for quite a […]

Final Version of Factory Five-Koni GTM

Posted on May 27th, 2011

Murray Pfaff Designs SEMA GTM for Koni Shocks Left front quarter view. Hey guys, I thought I would share the latest renderings of the Factory Five-Koni GTM being built by […]

Gary Trudeau Builds a Beautiful Mk4

Posted on May 26th, 2011

FFR 4806K Prowls the Streets of Mt. Vernon, IN Dave Smith (left) with customer Gary Trudeau and Dan and Rick from FFR Tech Support. Factory Five customer Gary Trudeau stopped […]

Dan Masterson Shows Off His Patriot Roadster

Posted on May 25th, 2011

FFR 4806K Prowls the Streets of Mt. Vernon, IN I received this nice photo and kind letter from Dan Masterson of Mt. Vernon, Indiana today. He purchased his Factory Five […]

2011 Carlisle Show Report

Posted on May 24th, 2011

Customers Take Center Stage at this Year’s Show The Ohio C-Car Club displayed their 2011 give-a-way car which is a replica of one of the most famous 427s of all […]

Huge Thanks to Very Cool Parts

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Wayne Presley Surprises Us with a Free Subway Lunch Wayne Presley and I go back a long way, back to 1996 in fact. There isn’t a Factory Five model that […]

Project 818 Design Contest Awards

Posted on May 22nd, 2011

Awards and Categories for the Next Factory Five Announced In addition to the awards previously announced, we have added a number of special categories and judges personal picks to the […]

Name That Caption Contest

Posted on May 21st, 2011

Win About $50 Worth of Factory Five Swag Factory Five President Dave Smith (right) with Rick Skeley (far left) and the crew from SKJ Customs. We are hosting a fun […]

Project 818 Weekly Design Winners and Gallery

Posted on May 20th, 2011

Grassroots Motorsports-Factory Five Racing Design Competition The guys at Grassroots Motorsport select a “Pick of the Week” from the design submissions received each week until June 1st. Being selected as […]

Sneak Peek at Carlisle 2011 Set-up

Posted on May 20th, 2011

FFR Crew is Joined by Customer Cars at this Year’s Replica Nationals The Factory Five crew and cars are set-up at 2011 Carlisle Import and Replica Nationals. This year, we […]

New Wilwood Performance Brakes News

Posted on May 19th, 2011

Demo Parts Arrive a Week Ahead of Regular Shipments We are upgrading the Mk4 Roadster to use the new Wilwood performance brakes (below). These parts will all be on display […]

Crew from SKJ Customs Visits Factory Five

Posted on May 18th, 2011

SEMA Show Car Builders Planning Big Unveil at SEMA 2011 Dave Smith with Rick Sheley (R) and the crew from SKJ Customs Rick Sheley and his guys stopped by Factory […]

25 Hour Endurance Racer at Factory Five

Posted on May 17th, 2011

Team Boothman’s Car Arrives at Factory Five for Upgrades Factory Five’s favorite son Mark Dougherty delivered old #85 yesterday and turned around and made a b-line for Pennsylvania so he […]

California ARB to Hold Workshop Discussing Specially Constructed Vehicles

Posted on May 16th, 2011

Calling All California Custom Car Enthusiasts We have just learned that the Air Resources Board (ARB) in California is considering a concept for certifying crate engines intended for use specifically […]

Meet the 818 Design Competition Judges

Posted on May 15th, 2011

Panel of Experts to Review Submissions and Select Winners We have assembled a diverse group of industry experts who have volunteered to serve as judges for the Factory Five Racing-Grassroots […]

Factory Five Customer Gunter Calzaferri’s Mk4

Posted on May 14th, 2011

Red Factory Five Mk4 Hits the Streets in PA Gunter and Jeri Calzaferri sent us these nice pictures of their completed Mk4 Roadster. It’s cool to see Mk4 version Factory […]

Father-Son Update Mk2 Roadster with New Engine

Posted on May 13th, 2011

Photos from The Witt’s New 363 Dart Engine Install Factory Five customer Andy Witt is a photographer along with being a car enthusiast. Recently, Andy and his father put a […]

Congratulations to Nate and Jen Johnson!

Posted on May 12th, 2011

Factory Five Operations Manager Welcomes New Baby Girl Nate Johnson, Factory Five’s Operations Manager, and his wife Jen gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last night around 11:00 PM. […]

Component Cars Australia Named Exclusive FFR Australian Agent

Posted on May 11th, 2011

Chris Canning and Team Help Import Factory Fives into Australia Chris Canning and the crew at Component Cars Australia have been working with our guys here at Factory Five to […]

Remember When… Open House 10 Years Ago

Posted on May 7th, 2011

Here are Some Photos from the 2001 Factory Five Open House Ten years ago, we celebrated our first Open House in our new (under construction) facility. We have some special […]

OMG!! Fred and Dan Ruth’s Stunning Hi-Tech Rod

Posted on May 3rd, 2011

There have been some very impressive Factory Five ’33s, however, I have to personally admit to being more impressed (read: BLOWN AWAY) with this stunning red ’33 Hot Rod built […]

West Coast FFRs Race at Leguna Seca

Posted on May 2nd, 2011

Five Challenge Cars and a Type 65 Coupe Run in Historics Race This past weekend, five Factory Five cars raced in the SCCA Historics Race at the famous Leguna Seca […]