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Learn to Build a Hot Rod or Mk4 Roadster in Three Days!

The Factory Five Build School is a hands-on, three day workshop where students build a Factory Five Mk4 or ‘33 Hot Rod from the bare frame all the way up to the completed car in three days. The school costs $799 for either ’33 Hot Rod or Mk4 Roadster. Graduates receive a $500 Build School rebate towards the purchase of a Factory Five kit.

Since 2002, the Build School has helped over 1,500 students from the U.S. and all over the World learn how to build a Factory Five. Classes are held each month at the brand-new M-TEC Center in Howell, Michigan. Mott Community College is named after automotive pioneer C.S. Mott. Instructors are certified automotive mechanics.

Under the careful direction Mott College’s Automotive Technology, instructors, the students build each car as a team. Class size is limited to 15 students to ensure individualized instruction.

Two Guys Garage visits the Factory Five Build School in the Fall of 2013.


Mk4 Roadster Build Class

Course name: Mk4 Roadster Class
Course number: NOCR LVFFBS5
Cost: $799
Schedule: 8 am – 5 pm Fri. – Sun.
Dates: Bi-monthly

‘33 Hot Rod Build Class

Course name: ‘33 Hot Rod Class
Course number: NOCR LVFFBSH
Cost: $799
Schedule: 8 am – 5 pm Fri. – Sun.
Dates: Bi-monthlyBi-monthly

$500 Rebate for Build School Graduates
When you place your order with Factory Five, send us a copy of your Build School Graduation certificate and we’ll take $500 off of your order.  This offer cannot be combined with any other specials.


To register or contact the Build School:

Michigan Technical Education Center
Mott Community College
1240 Packard Dr.
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: 517 552-2163
Fax: 517 548 0784
E-mail: livmtech@mcc.edu
Click here to visit their website.



These hotels offer special Build School rates. Be sure to mention the Build School when making reservations.

Holiday Inn Express
1397 N. Burkhart Rd.
Howell, MI 48855
Phone: 517-548-0100

Baymont Inn & Suites
4120 Lambert Dr.
Howell, MI 48855
Phone: 517-548-0712


The Build School is located in Howell, Michigan between Flint and Lansing, and about an hour northwest of Detroit.

The Mott Community College Livingston Center is a modern, well equipped teaching facility. Lunch is provided each day. The Build School is a great way to get hands-on practice before you build your own car.

The Build School is 100% independent from Factory Five Racing. To enroll in a class below, you must contact them directly.

The Factory Five Build School has been featured in several magazines, including Kit Car and Mustangs and Fords. Click the links below to read more.

July 2006 Mustangs and Fords – Click here to read the article.