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Factory Five-Koni GTM Spy Shots

Posted on September 30th, 2011

Preview of Factory Five SEMA Car Many of you have followed the progress of Factory Five customer Gary Cheney as he builds his third (YES!) GTM, this one destined for […]

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Technology Behind the New 818

Posted on September 29th, 2011

SolidWorks’ “Let’s Go Design” and More I can’t help but crow about the technology behind the development of the 818. A lot of people brag about CAD stuff, but thanks […]

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Factory Five Customer Jim L. Completes FFR6614

Posted on September 28th, 2011

“The Best Thing I Have Done in Years” Factory Five customer Jim L. from Kalama, WA has recently completed building his Factory Five Mk3 Roadster, FFR6614. “…wish to thank you […]

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Casting Call for Car Warriors!

Posted on September 27th, 2011

Factory Five Racing Episode Needs Customers   I have some exciting news to announce. We will be working with the Speed Channel Show Car Warriors on a new show where […]

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Factory Five Hits Cover of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Posted on September 25th, 2011

November 2011 Issue Features FFR Cars at Ultimate Track Car Challenge The boys at Grassroots Motorsports are the best! We love working with them and we are honored that one […]

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NSRA’s StreetScene Magazine Profiles Hot Rod Build School

Posted on September 24th, 2011

FFR Customer Jim Stocke Chronicles Build School Experience in September 2011 Issue of StreetScene The National Street Rod Association is the largest street rodding club in the world and their […]

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FFR Customer Kerby S. Details the Ups and Downs of Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2011

Posted on September 23rd, 2011

Factory Five customer Kerby Suhre from Howell, MI (home of the Factory Five Hot Rod and Mk4 Build School!) took his ’33 Hot Rod on the grueling 2011 Hot Rod […]

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Factory Five Mk3 Roadster Being Auctioned at Barrett Jackson Las Vegas

Posted on September 22nd, 2011

Proceeds to Benefit the Minot Area Community Foundation Recovery Fund Factory Five customer Dale W. sent us a link about the upcoming Barrett Jackson auction in Las Vegas. A Factory […]

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Factory Five Community Loses a Great Friend

Posted on September 21st, 2011

Andy Salvaggio Passed Away Friday, September 16, 2011 Many of you have been fortunate to know Andy Salvaggio. Andy and his wife Karen are pillars of the Factory Five Racing […]

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Two Blue and White Visitors – Friday, Sept 16, 2011

Posted on September 20th, 2011

Paul Shaw and Charlie Olivier Cruise to the Factory Factory Five customer Charlie Oliver (left), Paul Shaw (center), and Factory Five President Dave Smith (right). Only a week after running […]

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Factory Five Roadster: Official Canadian Stamp

Posted on September 19th, 2011

Customer Tony G.’s Roadster Photo Used for Official Postal Stamp We met Factory Five customer Tony G. when he stopped by the FFR booth at last year’s SEMA Show and […]

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“One of the Coolest Things I Have Ever Done”

Posted on September 18th, 2011

Customer Darcy Cook Sends Photos of His Mk4 Roadster Factory Five customer Darcy Cook from Calgary, Alberta sent us these photos of his Mk4 Roadster nearing completion. “…This was one […]

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West Philly High School Showcased by Newsweek

Posted on September 15th, 2011

“It’s Down to Us America!” Features West Philly High’s TDI-Powered GTM Talk about real-world technology transfer! Simon Hauger and the team from West Philly High School are showcased by Newsweek […]

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Factory Five Congratulates NASA Challenge Series Champions

Posted on September 13th, 2011

Paul Kaiser Wins 2011 NASA National Championship Paul Kaiser from Troutville, VA racing for Kaiser Racing won the 2011 Factory Five-NASA Challenge Series title in an exciting race last weekend […]

John Force and Bob Tasca III drove into the show in a Factory Five '33 Hot Rod built by the Tasca Mod Shop.

2011 Tasca Ford Car Show

Posted on September 12th, 2011

Factory Five Customers Enjoy Big Presence at Annual Tasca Show The 2011 Tasca Ford Annual Event was a great success. The weather was perfect, 72 degrees with bright blue skies, […]

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Jeff and Debra O’s Almost Finished Mk3

Posted on September 11th, 2011

Only a Few Small Details Remain Before Graduation It’s always an exciting time when each builder tells us their project is almost complete and ready to hit the road. Our […]

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A Cool Roadster Photo from Yosemite

Posted on September 10th, 2011

Factory Five Customer Arlin Anderson and Wife Take Roadster on a Road Trip Factory Five customer Arlin Anderson sent us this photo the other day from a cruise through Yosemite […]

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Type 65 Coupe Rear Glass Hatch Update

Posted on September 8th, 2011

The Third Time is the Charm We were very excited when we got our new glass hatches made for the Gen 2 Coupe some months ago. Our disappointment was just […]

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Factory Five Featured in Kit Car Builder Magazine

Posted on September 7th, 2011

The October 2011 Edition Hits Newsstands Kit Car Builder is the ONLY published kit car magazine in the USA and is written and published by Jim Youngs and his wife […]

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“My Ride, My Story”

Posted on September 6th, 2011

The MetroWest Daily News (New England) Profiles FFR Customer Karl Magnussen In the September 4, 2011 issue of “The Daily News,” Factory Five customer Karl Magnussen was interviewed by reporter […]

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Thumbs Up for GoodGuys Organization

Posted on September 5th, 2011

October Issue of GoodGuys Gazette Features Factory Five We’ve been going to GoodGuys Shows for years with our C-cars and other Factory Five models, and now, our new ’33 Hot […]

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Factory Five Forum Pictures of the Month

Posted on September 3rd, 2011

The Winners for September 2011 Have Been Announced The new Factory Five Forum continues to grow as we now have over 4,600 member and more than 31,000 posts. As a […]

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Factory Five Alumni – Craig West and his Mk4

Posted on September 1st, 2011

The Famous “Honeymoon in Wareham” Car Returns Factory Five is full of great stories, and this is one of them. Craig brought his new bride, Terry, here in July of […]