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John Pettersen’s 15,000 Mile Mk3 Roadster

Posted on June 29th, 2011

John Returns from Road Trip to Florida in Mk3 Factory Five’s Rick Masters and customer John Pettersen catch up after John’s road trip. Factory Five customer John Pettersen has just […]

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Back Home from London…Ohio

Posted on June 27th, 2011

Cars Arrive Back Home in Wareham from London C-Car Show Every time I forget what a cool job I have, I walk around the building and take some pictures with […]

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2011 London C-Car Show Report

Posted on June 25th, 2011

$100,000 Raised for Cystic Fibrosis and Perfect Weather Greets Show Participants! Huge news to report this year from the annual London, Ohio C-car Show! The weather was great, the crowd […]

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Challenge Series Racers Hit Road Atlanta for Second East Coast Race

Posted on June 24th, 2011

Factory Fives Run in 3 Hour Enduro and Keep Things Close in FFR-NASA Challenge Series Race Last weekend, 10 Factory Five Challenge Series racers hit the track at Road Atlanta. […]

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Factory Five Customer Bill N. Wins Two Awards at Open House

Posted on June 23rd, 2011

Bill Wins Best in Show – GTM and Most Innovative Improvement At the 14th Annual Open House, Factory Five customer Bill Noeth brought his GTM to the show and ended […]

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Website Jalopnik.com Picks Factory Five TWICE!

Posted on June 21st, 2011

Best Auto-Related Father’s Day Gifts and Best DIY We have to say thanks to the cool guys at Jalopnik.com for highlighting our cars twice recently. In their post “Ten outrageous […]

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FFR Customer John Takvorian’s Mk4 Wins Big at Open House

Posted on June 20th, 2011

Best in Show Winning Mk4 Roadster Build Profiled Factory Five customer John Takvorian built his Mk4 Roadster with the help of Ron Everitt. They picked the Roadster kit up in […]

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Video of 14th Annual Factory Five Open House

Posted on June 19th, 2011

Highlights from the Event with More to Come We put together a short music video of last weekend’s Factory Five Open House with clips of the cars arriving, the lines […]

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Bruins Win 2011 Stanley Cup! Message to FFR Canada Customers

Posted on June 18th, 2011

All of New England is going crazy celebrating the game 7 Boston Bruins Stanley Cup victory! At the same time, we would like to take this opportunity to send our […]

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Factory Five Mk3 Roadster #5979 Graduates

Posted on June 17th, 2011

Stunning Customer Built Roadster Hits the Road This is the second of two cars that I noticed on The Factory Five Forum (if you’re not a member, you can follow […]

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Factory Five Customer Scott M. Builds a Beauty

Posted on June 16th, 2011

Wins 2nd Place at Honda Research & Development – Ohio Center Car Show I read about Scott’s car on The Factory Five Forum (if you’re not a member, you can […]

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The Blacksmith Story

Posted on June 15th, 2011

How the Auto Industry Ended Our Family Craft and Resurrected It 100 Years Later I received this nice letter from Eric K. from Hadlyme, CT. Eric was at the 2011 […]

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2011 Factory Five Open House Report

Posted on June 14th, 2011

Wild Weather Challenges Hardcore Factory Five Faithful The 2011 Factory Five Racing Open House will be remembered for being the first Open House in 14 years to be held in […]

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Factory Five Australia News

Posted on June 13th, 2011

Chris Canning from Component Cars Australia Visits FFR Factory Five President Dave Smith and exclusive Australian Distributor Chris Canning Chris Canning from Component Cars Australia, our new exclusive distributor in […]

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Karen Salvaggio Receives 2011 Robert Feddersen Award

Posted on June 12th, 2011

Award Presented at Open House by Customer Randy Jones and FFR President Dave Smith Factory Five customer and Challenge Series racer Dr. Karen Salvaggio earned this year’s Robert Feddersen Award […]

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Back to Work at Factory Five

Posted on June 11th, 2011

Factory Five Crew Back to Full Speed After 14th Annual Open House I walked around this morning and was amazed how fast the crew was able to put things back […]

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Project 818 Design Contest Winners

Posted on June 10th, 2011

Award Winners for Factory Five-Grassroots Motorsports Contest We are proud to announce the winners of the Factory Five Racing-Grassroots Motorsports 818 Design Competition. We would like to thank all of […]

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Finishing Touches for Factory Five Open House

Posted on June 9th, 2011

Showroom Final Prep, Made in the U.S.A. Showroom is ready for Open House…what’s under the cover? We’ve made some significant upgrades to the building and showroom in preparation for your […]

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Factory Fives Make Long Distance Trip to Open House

Posted on June 9th, 2011

Customers from Texas, Alabama, and Missouri Meet Up with Kentucky C-Car Club En Route to Wareham The Kentucky C-Car club hosted a group of Factory Five guys on a long […]

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Factory Five Customer Charles Roybal’s FFR 4372

Posted on June 8th, 2011

Stunning Black Mk3 Roadster Details and Photos Factory Five customer Charles Roybal posted photos of his completed Mk3 Roadster on The Factory Five Forum. They were so cool, I asked […]

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Factory Five/Tech Support Closed Friday

Posted on June 7th, 2011

Crew Prepping for Annual Open House All-Day Friday The warehouse is being cleared for Open House. Factory Five’s phones will be turned off on Friday as the entire staff will […]

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The Italian Job

Posted on June 6th, 2011

Customer Agostino Barazza Builds a Beautiful Red Mk2 in Italy Factory Five customer Agostino Barazza sent us this nice picture of his red Mk2 Roadster parked along Como Lake in […]

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Canadian Customer Thierry Mount Graduates 6366

Posted on June 5th, 2011

Customer Built Mk3 Roadster Hits the Road in Quebec Factory Five customer Thierry Mount posted these beautiful photos and details of his Factory Five Roadster build on the new Factory […]

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2011 Factory Five Open House Awards

Posted on June 4th, 2011

Trophies Arrived at Factory Five for This Weekend’s Show This year’s Robert Feddersen Award Trophy Just wanted to give you guys a quick look at the killer trophies we have […]

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2011 Factory Five Open House Sneak Peek

Posted on June 4th, 2011

Big Surprises Planned for 14th Annual Open House We’ve updated our showroom for Open House and added glass doors, flooring, and some very cool new displays. This year’s Open House […]