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Whitby Goes All Electric

Posted on August 31st, 2011

Jeff Collins and the Crew at Whitby Motorcars Build an Electric ’33 The crew at Whitby Motorcars has been helping customers build their Factory Fives for a long time, each […]

Stewart is a bit late, with cars waiting to be picked up, still the shortened 4 day week will be quite busy.

Factory Five Survives Hurricane Irene

Posted on August 30th, 2011

FFR Crew Back at Full Speed The crew did an outstanding job of prepping the building for the storm and it survived without damage. Thanks to all of you for […]

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Factory Five Crew Prepares for Irene

Posted on August 26th, 2011

New England Readies for the Storm Americans all along the east coast are preparing for what, for now appears to be, a major hurricane event. The crew at FFR are […]

Factory Five customer Kevin Shea sent FFR tech Rick Masters this photo of his newly completed '33 Hot Rod.

Factory Five ’33 Full Fendered Versions

Posted on August 25th, 2011

New FFR Hot Rod Shows a Lot of Different Looks Unlike our venerable Mk4 Roadster that is commonly built as a vintage replica along similar style lines, the Factory Five […]

Fight Pilot Laura K. flies this exact E/A-6B fighter plane off of the carrier USS John C Stennis.

Factory Five Salutes Our Military

Posted on August 24th, 2011

Fighter Pilot Laura K. is Bad News for Bad Guys Sally B. here at Factory Five received a nice note from fighter pilot Laura K. and put together a small […]

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Factory Five Export Nation Part 2

Posted on August 20th, 2011

The Shipping Crew Spend Day Getting Kits Ready to Ship Around the World Back in 2009, we posted about our how international shipments have increased. This week, the guys in […]

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Picture of the Month Winners

Posted on August 20th, 2011

The Factory Five Forum Announces Winners for August 2011 Here are the winners of The Factory Five Forum Picture of the Month contest for August 2011. All winners received a […]

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How to Build a ’33 Hot Rod in Five Days

Posted on August 18th, 2011

The Rod Authority Covers the ’33 Five Day Build Hot Rod Magazine’s Rob Kinnan wrote a great online article for The Rod Authority (awesome website!) about his 5 day build. […]

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Kit Car Magazine’s Factory Five Annual

Posted on August 16th, 2011

Special All Factory Five Issue on Newsstands Now When Mark Houlahan (former editor of Modified Mustangs and Fords Magazine) and the crew at Interlink Source Media came to me with […]

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Customers Mark and Courtney Doering Pick-Up Their GTM

Posted on August 14th, 2011

Kit Pick-Up and Factory Tour on 08-22-11 It was a busy day, but the highlight of my day was meeting Mark and Courtney Doering from Alabama who were here to […]

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Factory Five’s Director of R&D Jim S. Sets Fastest Time of the Day

Posted on August 13th, 2011

Track Club USA Autocross August 6th, 2011 Congrats are owed to our very modest Director of R&D Jim Schenck who, driving his own Factory Five Challenge Car (2012 Spec), set […]

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Factory Five Supplier Enzo Alibrandi Passes Away

Posted on August 12th, 2011

Many in the Factory Five community have purchased parts from Finish Line and Enzo Alibrandi (the owner). We are sad to bring the news that Enzo passed away last Tuesday […]

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8,000 Mile Cross Country Trip in a Factory Five

Posted on August 12th, 2011

Factory Five Forum Member Magnus Documents the Ride “Watsonville, California. Sometimes you get attention that is not so flattering. Actually, he just stopped to make sure I was ok. I […]

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Factory Five-Koni GTM Spyshots

Posted on August 11th, 2011

SEMA 2011 Car Being Built by Customer Gary Cheney You guys saw the concept sketches for the FFR-Koni SEMA GTM. Here’s an update – The mechanicals on the car are […]

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Longtime Factory Five Customer and Friend Visits

Posted on August 10th, 2011

Frank Kaiser Stops by the Factory in His Mk3 Roadster Longtime Factory Five customer Frank Kaiser paid us a visit last Friday, August 12, 2011, with his friend Sam to […]

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Seven Factory Five Coupes

Posted on August 8th, 2011

Week Ending August 12th, 2011 There were six original Coupes produced in 1965. In 2011, Factory Five Racing launched our Gen 2 Coupe and shipped our 500th car! Without taking […]

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Huge Thanks to the Crew at The Engine Factory

Posted on August 8th, 2011

Pizza Lunch on Friday Provided by The Engine Factory We have some of the best vendors as partner companies! Last Friday, the boys at The Engine Factory surprised us with […]

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Powerblock to Showcase the Factory Five Roadster

Posted on August 6th, 2011

MuscleCar Build of a Mk4 Roadster Coming Soon Courtney Hansen from Spike TV’s “Powerblock” welcomes Factory Five Racing president Dave Smith back to Powerblock this weekend along with one of […]

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Built, Not Bought. Factory Five in Hot Rod Mag

Posted on August 6th, 2011

Factory Five Roadster Hits Power Tour Factory Five customers Dale and Jason Frier of Syracuse, New York were profiled in the October 2011 issue of Hot Rod Magazine driving their […]

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Factory Five Customer Paul F. Wins at Granby

Posted on August 3rd, 2011

Paul’s Roadster Wins Third in Field of Over 3,000 Paul accepting his award for third place at the Granby, Quebec car show. We received a quick e-mail from Factory Five […]

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Factory Five Customer Ron Everitt Tosses Dave the Keys to His Mk3

Posted on August 2nd, 2011

Ron Everitt Stops by Factory Five and Dave Smith Test Drives his Mk3 Roadster One of our favorite things here at Factory Five is when a customer visits with their […]

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Factory Five Tests the 5.0L Coyote Engine

Posted on August 1st, 2011

FFR’s Dave Smith Tries Out the Coyote Engine in the ’33 Hot Rod Featured on the PowerBlock As many of you may remember, HorsePower TV installed a new 5.0L Coyote […]