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Join Us for the 8th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In!

Posted on March 26th, 2015

It’s here!  Registration is open and we are getting ready to rock at the 8th annual Factory Five-Huntington Beach Cruise-In! Spend a day at the beach with over 100 Factory […]


Factory Five ‘33 Scores Cover of UK Kit Car Magazine

Posted on March 25th, 2015

Rob Hawkins and his team at Kit Car Magazine (a UK publication) have done a great job testing a Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod built to UK-IVA standards by the […]


3 Races, 3 Wins, 1 Lap Record: John George Wins at VIR March Madness!

Posted on March 24th, 2015

Factory Five Challenge Series driver John George won impressively at the Virginia International Raceway March Madness 3-hour endurance race!  Almost as impressively, John turned in a fast lap time of […]


“The Winter That Won’t End” Sales Event!

Posted on March 20th, 2015

We ended our Winter Sale on January 31st, and it seems that winter was just getting started!  We’ve received over 90 inches of snow in the last three weeks, and […]


Factory Five 818C Model Getting Closer to Launch

Posted on March 19th, 2015

In January, we showed you our prototype shape for the new 818C removable hard top.  Since then, production molds have been built and the tech/R&D team has been building an […]


Customer Greg G. Graduates FFR #8222!

Posted on March 18th, 2015

Factory Five customer Greg G. from San Diego, CA recently graduated his Mk4 Roadster that he started building at the end of 2013.  Greg had been dreaming of owning a […]


Customer Paul B.’s Mk4 Wins Top Honors at Detroit Autorama!

Posted on March 11th, 2015

Huge congrats to Factory Five customer Paul B. from Lake Orion, MI for winning 1st Place in the “Handbuilt Sports” Class at the 2015 Detroit Autorama!  Paul recently completed his […]


First Official 818S Build School is a Success!

Posted on March 10th, 2015

Factory Five Engineer Jesper I. and Tech Support Specialist Jay K. headed over to Howell, MI to attend the first 818S class at the Factory Five-Mott Community College three-day build school. […]


Join Us at the Frank Maratta Car Show This Weekend!

Posted on February 26th, 2015

Join the Factory Five team this weekend (February 28th & March 1st) at Frank Maratta’s Auto Show in West Springfield, MA.  The event sees lots of hot rods and customs […]


Photo Gallery of Factory Five Cars in the Snow

Posted on February 20th, 2015

With all of the snow this year in New England, we thought it would be a fun idea to take some pictures in this epic New England snow.  Dan, Jay, […]


Factory Five Customer Bob W.’s Award-Winning ‘33 Hot Rod

Posted on February 20th, 2015

I met Bob Warren last year at the Huntington Beach Cruise-In.  I immediately noticed his car.  It’s hard to miss the supercharger sticking out of the hood, the bright candy-apple […]


Factory Five & Hammink Performance Score UK Kit Car Cover!

Posted on February 18th, 2015

A Factory Five Roadster and Challenge Car are featured in the February 2015 issue of the British “Kit Car” Magazine.  The cars were built by Factory Five’s European builder/distributor Hammink Performance. […]


FFR Survives New England Blizzard #4

Posted on February 16th, 2015

We’re getting pretty good at this as south eastern New England got HAMMERED again by a winter storm.  This past weekend’s storm brought 12″-18″ of blowing/drifting snow pushing us up […]


Classic Pinstriping and More from Paul at Sign Logics

Posted on February 13th, 2015

Paul Tucker, owner of Sign Logics, forwarded to me a beautiful giclée print of a 427 roadster that he had made for his nephew, Factory Five owner Mychal F. from […]


Factory Five 289 Headlines New Sherwin Williams Magazine!

Posted on February 13th, 2015

Sherwin Williams, the official paint of NASCAR, has launched their line of 17 custom Factory Five colors, and this month, the all-new Sherwin Williams trade magazine features the Factory Five […]


Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod Wins “Best Ford in a Ford” – Street Rodder Magazine

Posted on February 9th, 2015

In the April 2015 issue of “Street Rodder Magazine”, Factory Five customer Kris Colvin’s bright orange ’33 Hot Rod is featured.  The car earned top honors at the 21st Annual […]


Update: Factory Five Hours Thru Snow Storm

Posted on February 9th, 2015

We are up and running through the storm.  However, we will be shutting down at 2 PM today to allow our crew to get home through the inevitable traffic and […]


Factory Five Customer Robert W.’s Mk2 Roadster is a Calendar Car!

Posted on February 3rd, 2015

Factory Fives customers continue to become calendar stars!  Customer Robert W. from Royal Oak, MI saw our post on Factory Five customer Mike Wilkinson’s green Factory Five Mk3 Roadster being featured […]


Factory Five Racing Survives NE Blizzard 2015!

Posted on January 28th, 2015

We were closed yesterday, Tuesday January 27th, along with the rest of New England as we were hit with a near record snow storm.  Wednesday morning dawned bright and sunny, […]


Originals and Replicas Score High at 2015 Barrett Jackson Scottsdale!

Posted on January 26th, 2015

The 44th annual Barrett Jackson Scottsdale auction set records this year.  It was the biggest Barrett Jackson auction ever recording more than $131 million in sales and seeing over 1,600 vehicles auctioned. […]


Updated Info: February 14 – Join Us for Moochfest!

Posted on January 25th, 2015

Important Moochfest Update: Guys, I am sorry to tell you that we have to cancel this weekend’s Moochfest. I thought long and hard about it, and the truth is that […]


Sherwin Williams-Carl’s Collision Center-Factory Five Paints

Posted on January 23rd, 2015

2015 is well underway, and one of the major accomplishments of last year was the establishment of official Factory Five colors with Sherwin Williams and Carl’s Collision Center.  These colors […]


Factory Five is Top Five at SEMA 2014

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

The good guys at RodAuthority.com picked the Factory Five ’33 as one of the “SEMA Top 5 Rods of 2014″!  The car that earned this honor debuted in the Ford […]


High School Students Build Factory Five 818S

Posted on January 20th, 2015

Experience Aviation is a charitable organization run by world-record setting pilot Barrington Irving, who was the youngest and first African-American pilot to fly solo around the world.  Experience Aviation teaches […]


Factory Five Customer Chris M. Rocks His 818S in Rhode Island

Posted on January 20th, 2015

Thanks to the efforts of SEMA, almost every state in the United States has easy and clear guidelines for the registration, inspection, and titling of custom cars, usually referred to as […]

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