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Factory Five Customer Doug G. Visits from Falmouth, ME

Posted on September 7th, 2012

Factory Five customer Doug G. drove down all the way from Falmouth, ME to visit us here at the factory. Doug drove down for the weekend to attend the annual […]


Watch the 2012 Factory Five-NASA Nationals Live, September 9th

Posted on September 6th, 2012

This weekend is the Factory Five-NASA Nationals at Mid-Ohio Raceway to determine the 2012 National Champion. The big race is this Sunday, September 9th, 2012 at 11:05 am and will […]


Speed Channel’s “Car Warriors” Factory Five East Coast Build

Posted on September 5th, 2012

Last April’s “Car Warriors” show on the Speed Channel featured two Factory Five teams of customers who each built Factory Five ’33 Hot Rods in 48 hours. The East Coast […]


Speed Channel’s “Car Warriors” Factory Five West Coast Build

Posted on September 5th, 2012

Last April’s “Car Warriors” show on the Speed Channel featured two Factory Five teams of customers who each built Factory Five ’33 Hot Rods in 48 hours. The West Coast […]


Boston Globe’s George Kennedy Drives Factory Five’s Mk4

Posted on September 4th, 2012

We took half a day to go for some fun country backroad driving with the Boston Globe’s reporter George Kennedy. George wrote a nice article for the Boston Globe’s Sunday […]


Dick Crossman’s Coyote Powered Mk4 Comes Home

Posted on August 31st, 2012

The Friday before Labor Day weekend here at Factory Five has been a ZOO! We’ve had a ton of guests and tours, and with a perfect Labor Day weekend forecast, […]


RodAuthority.com’s Don Creason Profiles Factory Five ’33

Posted on August 28th, 2012

Don Creason at Rod Authority writes a great piece on what happens after you buy a Factory Five Hot Rod. Thanks for the stoke guys! Click here to read the […]


Factory Five Customer Joe A. Builds a Beauty

Posted on August 27th, 2012

I received these beautiful photos of Factory Five customer Joe Aufiero’s Coupe that he built with his son. The car is beautiful and Joe built a Factory Five Roadster many […]


More Than 50 FFRs Attend Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Posted on August 24th, 2012

Factory Five Racing customer and Team Thunder Valley Racing owner Karen Salvaggio joined more than 50 Factory Five owners in attending the 2012 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 50th Anniversary event […]


Read George Kennedy’s Article on One Hour with Massive Power

Posted on August 22nd, 2012

George Kennedy, writer for The Boston Globe and Hemmings Motor News, recently posted a blog on BoldRide.com titled “One Hour with Massive Power” detailing his expereince driving a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster. […]


Whitby’s Electric FFR ‘33 Hot Rod Competes in the 2012 Power of DC

Posted on August 21st, 2012

You may remember when we posted that our good friends at Whitby Motorcars built an all-electric Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod a year ago. Today, Whitby owner Jeff Collins e-mailed […]


Rod Authority Takes a Look Inside the Factory Five Facility

Posted on August 17th, 2012

Our good friends over at RodAuthoriry.com recently came by Factory Five to get an in-depth tour of the facility. From the showroom to the welding and molding shops, Chris Demorro, […]


Read an Interview with Dick Smith from 1982

Posted on August 15th, 2012

I just returned from two weeks of vacation and while I was away “sharpening the ax”, I had some time to think of all the great people who have had […]


Mid-Ohio Challenge Series Race Report – August 2012

Posted on August 15th, 2012

This past weekend, Factory Five Challenge Series racers from several regions converged at Mid-Ohio Raceway for a fun weekend of competitive racing. Factory Five customer and Challenge Series driver John […]


Factory Five’s Jesper Ingerslev Talks 818 in 367 Addison Avenue Blog

Posted on August 14th, 2012

Factory Five Racing’s partnership with Hewlett Packard has been a strong one for many years. We have teamed up with HP during the design process of the ’33 Hot Rod […]


Lots of Summer Car Show Pictures Posted on The Factory Five Forum

Posted on August 13th, 2012

Almost every Monday during the summer, we see tons of photos on The Factory Five Forum from weekend car shows that FFR owners have attended. For example, today Jerrod H., […]


Gemini Motorsports Installs a Terminator in the Type 65 Coupe

Posted on August 9th, 2012

The crew at Gemini Motorsports in Houston, TX have recently completed the build of an absolutely beautiful Factory Five Type 65 Coupe. The crews lead fabricator and chief of design […]


YouTube’s NM2255 Posts Factory Five GTM Burnout Video

Posted on August 8th, 2012

Factory Five Forum member Kempo recently shared a video from the NM2255 Car Channel on YouTube featuring a FFR GTM doing some awesome burnouts with some big flames coming from […]


FFR Customer Jeff Barfield’s Mk4 in Modified Mustangs & Fords Mag

Posted on August 7th, 2012

Huge congrats and kudos to Factory Five customer Jeff Barfield as his turbocharged 600 HP Mk4 Roadster is profiled in Modified Mustangs & Fords Magazine by tech editor Mark Houlahan. […]


Congratulations to Larry Webster, New Editor-in-Chief at Road & Track

Posted on August 6th, 2012

On behalf of everyone at Factory Five Racing, I’d like to extend our congratulations to Larry Webster as he assumes the responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief at Road & Track Magazine. I […]


Brian Smith Says Mk4 Roadster Drives Like a Champ

Posted on August 3rd, 2012

You might recall us posting a story on D. Brian Smith’s upcoming book How to Build Cobra Kit Cars + Buying Used a few months ago. We just received an […]


Factory Five Customer Henry V. Announces the Completion of FFR 7646

Posted on August 3rd, 2012

Factory Five customer Harry V. has announced the graduation of FFR #7646, a Mk4 Roadster that he picked up in late October of 2011 during a snow storm here in […]


Two Factory Five Customers Win at Granby International

Posted on August 1st, 2012

We received an e-mail this morning from Factory Five customer Jean-Francois Brule reporting that Factory Five was represented well during the Granby International antique car show in Canada this past […]


Type 65 Coupe Highlighted in Ragtop Ramble & Crustacean Crawl Article

Posted on July 31st, 2012

Factory Five President Dave Smith took part in the “Ragtop Ramble and Crustacean Crawl” the other week which was held by the New England Motor Press Association and is an […]


FFR Customers Garry B. and Karen S. Visit the Salt

Posted on July 30th, 2012

We received an e-mail this past weekend from Factory Five customer Garry B. with an exciting story about how he and fellow FFR customer Karen S. brought their cars, a […]