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Factory Five 818 Customer Andrew M. Helps Kids with Cystic Fibrosis

Posted on August 8th, 2013

I met Andrew M. a while back, and today he visited from Georgia to check the 818 that is now in production and his kit that is shipping in a […]


Factory Five Forum August Picture of the Month Winner Announced

Posted on August 8th, 2013

Factory Five customer Juan (a.k.a “froggyman”) is the August Picture of the Month winner on the Factory Five Forum! Juan’s Mk3 Roadster was photographed at the Louisville Vietnam Memorial Park […]


Factory Five Customer’s Roadster Featured on Hot August Nights Poster

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

Factory Five customer Darrell L. from Sparks, NV had the opportunity recently to have his Factory Five Mk3 Roadster photographed for a Hot August Nights poster, celebrating their 27th anniversary. […]


Kit Pick-ups and Shipments to Near and Far

Posted on July 25th, 2013

Wednesday was a day full of kit pick-ups and shipments here at Factory Five as five new projects left the building.  The list included three Mk4s and two 818s. The […]


Factory Five Customer Ron L. Completes FFR #7214

Posted on July 25th, 2013

Factory Five customer Ron L. posted on The Factory Five Forum that he has finished his Mk4 Roadster after 3 years of fun and hard work. Here are the details […]


818 News from Factory Five

Posted on July 24th, 2013

The 818S gets tested by Automobile Magazine and Kit Car Builder Magazine. Busy Month for Our Newest Factory Five I’m taking a week of vacation, so I figured I would […]


Factory Five 818R Competes in 2013 Ultimate Track Car Challenge

Posted on July 23rd, 2013

The Factory Five team brought the 818R to the annual Grassroots Motorsports’ “Ultimate Track Car Challenge”.  This is a drop-dead serious road race event that attracts the very fastest race […]


Wind Tunnel Testing the New Factory Five 818

Posted on July 23rd, 2013

The Factory Five crew traveled to Charlotte, NC to visit A2 Wind Tunnel LLC and to test the new 818R and the 818S with optional aerodynamic parts to be sold […]


Casting Call! Two Guys Garage Goes to Factory Five Build School

Posted on July 22nd, 2013

Kevin Byrd and Willie B from “Two Guys Garage” are coming to the Factory Five Build School this September 27, 28, and 29 and we are inviting students to participate […]


Factory Five Customer Gary F. and FFR #4683 Travel Around Europe

Posted on July 22nd, 2013

It’s amazing just how far the Factory Five community spans, and we were reminded of this recently by customer Gary F. from southern Spain.  Gary visited Factory Five’s Wareham headquarters […]


Factory Five Customer Wayne P.’s Beautiful ‘33 Hot Rod

Posted on July 19th, 2013

Factory Five customer and Challenge Series Racer Wayne P. sent us a message with photos of his finished FFR ’33 Hot Rod.  Wayne has been racing in the Challenge Series […]


One Cool Car at Factory Five Build School

Posted on July 16th, 2013

Near record breaking heat along the East Coast again this week so I figured I’d dig up a COOL picture of a Factory Five! The picture is from our good […]


Factory Five ‘33 Featured in Hot Rod Power Tour Video

Posted on July 9th, 2013

We had a great time on this year’s Hot Rod Power Tour. Here’s a video from day 3 of the Hot Rod Power Tour from the Motor Trend YouTube channel […]


Factory Five July 4th Weekend Hours

Posted on July 5th, 2013

We hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July weekend! Factory Five Racing will be open Friday, July 5th from 9 am to 2:30 PM EST. We will also be […]


500,000 Miles in a Factory Five!

Posted on July 3rd, 2013

That is not a misprint.  Factory Five customer Ralph Button built his Mk1 Roadster in 1997 and is 100 miles away from turning 500,000 miles!  The coolest thing is that […]


Join Us This July at Patriot Place/Bass Pro Shops Cruise-In

Posted on July 3rd, 2013

So far this year, the weather has been tough on the bi-weekly Patriot Place Cruise-In held at Bass Pro Shops in Foxboro. We are hoping that July delivers more typical […]


Join Us at the 2013 Right Coast Nationals in Syracuse, NY!

Posted on July 3rd, 2013

July is a busy month for the Factory Five road crew.  We will be traveling to Syracuse, NY for the 2013 Right Coast Nationals car show. This year, as in […]


Join Us This Holiday Weekend at New England Summer Nationals

Posted on July 3rd, 2013

The 23rd annual New England Summer Nationals has a brand new home at the Thompson International Speedway! This huge motorsports complex is located just a few miles south from where […]


Project 818 News from Dave Smith

Posted on July 3rd, 2013

The Factory Five Open House and 818 introduction was a great success! Customers had a chance to see the completed 818 street car and to sit in the street car […]


Join Us and Factory Five Customers in New Beford, July 18th!

Posted on July 3rd, 2013

This year, we are inviting Factory Five customers and cars to the huge New Bedford ’50s Night Downtown Cruise. The event is held Thursday, July 18th from 5-9 PM and […]


Kit Car Builder Magazine Covers 2013 HB Cruise-In

Posted on June 25th, 2013

I met Jim Youngs in 1995, and he has been in the middle of the kit car industry ever since.  Jim produces the best and the only kit car magazine […]


Join Factory Five at One of These July Events

Posted on June 24th, 2013

June has been a busy month here at Factory Five after attending the Hot Rod Power Tour, holding our 16th annual Open House, and launching the new 818 into production, […]


2013 Factory Five Open House Report

Posted on June 18th, 2013

No matter how many Roadsters you see, you never get tired of looking at this classic shape. The 16th Annual Factory Five Open House held last weekend was definitely one […]


Customer Jack B. Starts His Factory Five Mk4 Build

Posted on June 13th, 2013

Factory Five customer Jack B. received delivery of his Mk4 Roadster the other day and posted photos on thefactoryfiveforum.com (customer online community).  These are the kind of photos that we […]


Join Us for the 16th Annual Factory Five Open House, June 15th

Posted on June 11th, 2013

It’s hard to believe that we hosted our first Open House in 1997. Every year since then, we’ve taken the time to open the doors to the shop and spend […]

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