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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 […]


Factory Five Customer John H. Graduates FFR #7388

Posted on June 10th, 2013

Factory Five customer and forum member John H. from Florida recently posted his Graduation thread for his Mk4 Roadster, FFR 7388! John purchased his Mk4 in November 2010 with the […]


Hot Rod Magazine Photos from Power Tour 2013

Posted on June 6th, 2013

The 2013 Hot Rod Power Tour is getting close to the end and you can view hundreds of pictures from the event over on Hot Rod’s blog. Here’s a few […]


2013 Hot Rod Power Tour Update Days 1-5

Posted on June 5th, 2013

This year’s Hot Rod Power Tour started out in Arlington, TX and we just got a quick video update from the road. The weather has been generally sunny and VERY […]


LSXTV.com Features Mk4 Roadster with Twin Turbo LS1!

Posted on June 5th, 2013

Factory Five customer Stephen C., owner of East Texas Muscle Cars, sent us a link to an article on LSXTV.com featuring his Mk4 Roadster. Steve decided to install an LS1 […]


Factory Five Customer Sam & Susan W.’s Mk4 Featured in Newspaper

Posted on May 23rd, 2013

Factory Five customers Sam and Susan W. purchased their Mk4 Roadster in September of 2011 and recently sent us a letter letting us know that they have recently surpassed the […]


Project 818 Final Pre-Production Update

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

From concept to production in two years! Project 818 is our best work to date. May 22, 2013 Update: These are exciting times at Factory Five as I bring you […]


Factory Five Coupes Gather with Pete Brock at Carlisle 2013

Posted on May 20th, 2013

The 2013 Carlisle Show was a great success and was marked with several firsts.  The weather was sunny and warm for Friday and most of Saturday, and the crowds were […]


Every Car is an Award Winner, Every Car Tells a Story. Mike Starts His!

Posted on May 20th, 2013

The crew was down at the annual Carlisle Replica Nationals last weekend and I had the chance to work Saturday.  Customer Mike C. from Connecticut was here to pick-up his Mk4 Roadster […]


Thursday Night Cruise-In Report from Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA

Posted on May 17th, 2013

With the crew at the annual Carlisle Replica Nationals for the weekend, I decided to have a little bit of fun and drive up to the Bass Pro Shops Cruise-In […]


Join Factory Five at One of These Upcoming Events!

Posted on May 15th, 2013

The next 30 days is going to be a lot of fun! We’ve got seven major events in only one month and we hope to see you at one of […]


Help Name the All-New Factory Five Line of Sherwin Williams Paint Colors

Posted on May 15th, 2013

The Summit Racing-Factory Five Mk4 project car used two of the new FFR-SW paints. Factory Five has teamed up with Sherwin Williams to release an all-new line of custom Factory […]


Factory Five Customer Edward S. Finishes FFR Hot Rod #297

Posted on May 9th, 2013

Factory Five customer Edward S. sent us an e-mail with photos of his almost finished Factory Five Hot Rod. Edward started the build with five other Hot Rods in his […]


2013 Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In Report

Posted on May 3rd, 2013

This year’s Huntington Beach Cruise-In was a TON of fun with this year’s event growing to two days and adding a Sunday race/autocross to the traditional Saturday car show. Even […]


Father-Son Team Run One Lap of America in Factory Five Coupe!

Posted on May 2nd, 2013

Factory Five customer JC Krueger and his dad have taken part in the One Lap of America three times from 2009 to 2011. They decided to take 2012 off to […]


Join Us at Bass Pro Shops’ Car Show This Thursday, May 2nd

Posted on May 2nd, 2013

This Thursday, May 2nd, the Factory Five crew will be heading to Foxboro, MA to kick-off this season’s first Bass Pro Shops’ car show. This local show runs from 4 […]


Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In Customer Reports

Posted on May 1st, 2013

We’re busy writing up the report of the 2013 Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In, but for now, there are TONS of customer photos and recap over on The Factory Five […]


Factory Five Customer Patrick A.’s 1100HP GTM

Posted on May 1st, 2013

Factory Five customer Patrick A. sent FFR’s Tony Zullo some photos and a YouTube video this morning of his GTM. When Tony clicked play, the sound caused everyone in the […]


Factory Five Coloring Book Now Available Fundraising for CF Foundation

Posted on April 29th, 2013

You can now order a fun coloring book that features pictures of the Type 65 Coupe, GTM Supercar, Mk4 Roadster, ’33 Hot Rod and 818 Sports Car. All proceeds go […]