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Build a Mk4 Roadster, ’33 Hot Rod, or 818S Sports Car in Three Days!

The Factory Five Build School is a hands-on, three day workshop where students build a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster, ‘33 Hot Rod, or 818S Sports Car from the bare frame all the way up to the completed car in three days!  Since 2002, the Build School has graduated over 2,000 students from the U.S. and all over the world. Classes are held at the brand-new MCC Livingston Center in Howell, Michigan. Mott College Instructors are certified automotive mechanics.

The school costs $799.  Graduates receive a $250 Build School rebate towards the purchase of a Factory Five kit.

Class size is limited to 15 students to ensure individualized instruction.  The Build School is a great way to get hands-on practice before you build your own car.

The popular cable TV show “Two Guys Garage” filmed an episode at the Build School.  You can watch this episode on the YouTube link below.

Under the careful direction of Mott College’s Automotive Technology instructors, the students build each car as a team.  Each student has a chance to build as much or as little of the car as they desire.

Mott Community College Livingston Center is a modern, well-equiped facility.  Lunch is provided each day.

It is a fun tradition that the instructors drive the newly-built car at the end of each class. Weather NOT dependent!

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

818S Build Class

Course name: 818S Class
Course number: NOCR LVFF818
Cost: $799
Schedule: 8 am – 5 pm Fri. – Sun.
Dates: Bi-monthlyBi-monthly

$250 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 $250 off of your order.  This offer can be combined with any other Factory Five specials.

To register or contact the Build School:

Classes are held Friday thru Sunday. To register call (517) 552-2163 or e-mail livmtec@mcc.edu.  Click here to visit their website.

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


These hotels offer special rates for Build School attendees. 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 Build School is 100% independent from Factory Five Racing. To enroll in a class, you must contact them directly.