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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 […]


The Keast Family Begin Their Mk4 Adventure

Posted on July 24th, 2012

Earlier this month, James Keast came by Factory Five to pick-up his Mk4 Roadster complete kit with his father Dave and two of his kids, Justin and Allie. Like so […]


Street Rodder Road Tour Takes a Pit Stop at Factory Five

Posted on July 17th, 2012

Jerry Dixey and the Street Rodder Road Tour came to Factory Five this afternoon for a tour of the factory. Among the 25 cars in attendance, 12 are making the […]


Factory Five Customer Roy H. Hits 4,000 Miles

Posted on July 17th, 2012

Factory Five customer Roy H. sent us some photos of his Factory Five Roadster as he has recently put the 4,000th mile on his car. After retiring in 2010, Roy […]


Don P. Completes His Mk3 Roadster

Posted on July 16th, 2012

Over on www.thefactoryfiveforum.com, Factory Five customer Don P. has announced the graduation of his Mk3 Roadster. The Victory Nuclear Sunset Tangerine and Mercedes Silver Roadster is powered by a brand […]


Ridetech-Built Factory Five ’33 Qualifies for Optima Challenge

Posted on July 13th, 2012

The boys at Ridetech have been driving the wheels off of their Factory Five ’33 Race Rod. Ridetech President Bret Voelkel has been behind the wheel and has run the […]


Factory Fives Featured in 2012 Blue Water Show Detroit New Write-Up

Posted on July 12th, 2012

During the summer season, we get a lot of fun stories and news from customers attending various car shows. Factory Five customer Paul B. e-mailed today about how during the […]


Customer Dave P. Shares Mk4 Roadster Build Journal

Posted on July 12th, 2012

“There is just something about a loud, vibrating, and rattling machine that can accelerate from 0-100-0 (per Car & Driver Mag) in less than 10 seconds,” said Factory Five customer Dave […]


Join Us at the 2012 Right Coast Nationals in Syracuse, NY

Posted on July 10th, 2012

The Factory Five crew is traveling to Syracuse, NY for the 2012 Right Coast Nationals car show. This year, as in year’s past, we will be joined by Factory Five […]


Component Cars Australia Gets Hot Rod Chassis Approved for Customers Down Under

Posted on July 9th, 2012

Good news for Factory Five hot rodders down under. Our partner Chris Canning from Component Cars Australia reports that the Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod passed 7,000 nm on the […]