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Mesquite ISD Auto Tech School Preps for Fourth Mk4 Build

Posted on August 15th, 2013

You may be familiar with the Factory Five Build School offered by Mott Community College in Michigan, but you may not be aware of Factory Five school builds going on […]


Factory Five Customer Bret T. Wins at First Car Show

Posted on August 14th, 2013

Factory Five Customer Bret T. from Hillsboro, OR purchased his Mk2 Roadster (FFR 4750K) back in 2003, and spent almost 10 years assembling the car exactly how he wanted it. […]


Factory Five Customer Karen S. Brings #28 Home!

Posted on August 13th, 2013

If you’ve followed any news in the Factory Five community, you’ve likely heard of Dr. Karen Salvaggio. Karen’s list of accomplishments is almost as long as the list of people […]


Factory Five Lands in Switzerland

Posted on August 9th, 2013

It used to be that wealthy investors would hide their millions in Swiss bank accounts… Today there’s a different kind of treasure stored in Switzerland! A beautiful blue Factory Five […]


Factory Five Challenge Series Race Report, Mid-Ohio July 2013

Posted on August 9th, 2013

Factory Five Challenge Series driver John George sent us this report of the most recent Challenge Series race in the mid-west. 6 FFR Challenge cars compete at MidOhio July 26-28, […]


Watch an 818 Build on YouTube with Grassroots Motorsports!

Posted on August 8th, 2013

The crew from Grassroots Motorsports Magazine is building an 818 from disassembling the donor Subaru to building the completed car!  You can watch these episodes online by clicking here. We’ve […]


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 […]

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