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Factory Five Customer Erik T.’s Beautiful 289 USRRC Gets Attention at SEMA

Posted on November 14th, 2014

Factory Five President Dave Smith talks with customer Erik Treves about his 289 USRRC Replica. At this year’s SEMA Show, Factory Five customer Erik Treves debuted his recently completed 289 […]


Thank You to All Veterans!

Posted on November 11th, 2014

I just watched the movie “America” by filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.  It shouldn’t take a movie to help us realize the great contribution to freedom that this country and its Armed Forces […]


SEMA 2014: Check Out Photos & Videos from the Week Long Event

Posted on November 5th, 2014

The 2014 SEMA Show was one of the most attended SEMA Shows Factory Five has ever been too. Here’s a gallery of videos and photos from the four day event. […]


SEMA 2014: The Calm Before the Storm

Posted on November 4th, 2014

The 2014 SEMA Show is officially underway this morning in Las Vegas.  The Factory Five booth is already attracting a ton of spectators and the Factory Fives in Featured Vehicle […]


Meet the Stay at Home SEMA Crew!

Posted on November 3rd, 2014

With the bulk of our team in Las Vegas this week for the 2014 SEMA Show, we have a small, but heroic band of admin staff here to help you […]


Factory Five Heads to SEMA 2014!

Posted on October 30th, 2014

We’ve got an epic show planned this year for SEMA!  At last count, there were 14 Factory Five cars scheduled for SEMA in various parts of the show and with […]


Car Builder Magazine Features Three Great Factory Five Builds!

Posted on October 30th, 2014

Steve Temple who publishes the online kit car magazine “Car Builder” features three Factory Fives in his current issue.  Subscriptions to the online magazines are free, and Steve is an expert […]


Ford’s Mighty 351W/427 Crate Motor Dynos 427 RWHP!

Posted on October 29th, 2014

Our good friend Freddy at SMG Motoring Inc. had the chance to dyno tune the Factory Five Mk4 that was built by the All Women Team on PowerNation’s “Detroit Muscle” […]


Grassroots Motorsports 818S Build Article #9: It’s a Wrap!

Posted on October 28th, 2014

The December issue of Grassroots Motorsports features build part #9 of the magazine’s excellent 818S build series coverage. In this article, the white gel-coat car gets a very nice wrap with […]


New Factory Five GTM and 818R Photo Galleries

Posted on October 27th, 2014

These two newly built Factory Fives are heading to the 2014 SEMA Show.  The LS7-powered GTM is painted with new Sherwin Williams-Factory Five paints (Grey metallic with satin clear) and new wheels from […]


Factory Five GTM Heading to SEMA 2014

Posted on October 24th, 2014

Here’s a few snap shots of the Factory Five LS7-powered GTM heading to the 2014 SEMA Show.  The paint is Sherwin Williams.  Full details from the SEMA Show. The 818R […]


Factory Five Honored by Cape Cod Military Support Foundation

Posted on October 24th, 2014

Our ace tech support guy Dan attended the Joint Base Cape Cod Military Car Show about a month ago, and attended the awards banquet last night.  On behalf of Factory […]


Tough Day at the Track – VIR, 10/03/14

Posted on October 7th, 2014

Check out John George at speed for a few minutes before the engine grenades.  This short five minute video is exciting and heart-breaking at the same time.  The car is […]


Two Factory Fives win at O’Kenny’s Falltastic Car Show!

Posted on October 6th, 2014

Factory Five customer George R. sent us pictures from this past weekend’s O’Kenny’s Falltastic Car Show in Valatie, NY where four FFR “33 Hot Rods and two Roadsters were display. […]


Factory Five Customer Ed Konda’s GTM Featured on AutoGo.Ca

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Factory Five customer Ed Konda and his GTM Supercar are featured in an article for Canadian car website AutoGo.ca.  Journalist Nauman Farooq visited Ed at his Ontario Kit Car Consultants office […]


Factory Five Customer Peter B.’s Rescue ‘33

Posted on October 2nd, 2014

That’s right.  A rescue car.  Peter found this car unfinished in California and bought the car, shipped it out to Massachusetts, and used his considerable skills as the owner of […]


A Day in the Life at Factory Five

Posted on October 2nd, 2014

Pro photographer and good friend Christian Rowell from High Octane Image came down the other day and captured some nice shots of a typical day at Factory Five.  Here are […]


Grassroots Motorsports Magazine 818S Build Article #8!

Posted on September 28th, 2014

The November issue of Grassroots Motorsports features the final build part #8 of the magazine’s excellent 818S build series articles. In this section, the car that was built at Wayne Presley’s […]


FFR Customer Kris C.’s ‘33 Wins “Best Ford in a Ford” at NSRA

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

Huge honors for Factory Five customer Kris Colvin and his stunning orange ’33 Hot Rod built by The Auto Shoppe of South Burlington, VT as his car was selected by […]


Factory Five Customer Jeff K. Wins at SCCA “Super Weekend” Event!

Posted on September 12th, 2014

Congratulations to Factory Five customer Jeff K. from Indiana and his friend Joel for both having Top 5 Finishes in their SCCA Region’s “Super Weekend” event last weekend. During this […]


Check Out the All-Women Built Mk4 Roadster Photo Gallery!

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Five industry-pro women built this 535 HP Ford small block-powered Mk4 Roadster on the show “Detroit Muscle”. Click here to watch the episode and to learn more about the build. […]


Watch Industry Pro Women Build a 427 on Detroit Muscle TV!

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Now on PowerNation, five women from the automotive industry build a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster in five days!  If you missed the show when it aired, you can watch it online on PowerNation’s […]


19 Years of Factory Five Stories: Bob & Anita Capps and Sonny Silvia

Posted on September 5th, 2014

There are too many Factory Five stories to tell, and I’m the lucky one who gets to sit in the middle and hear them all.  Here’s a great one, or […]


New 289 USRRC Replica Studio Photos

Posted on September 5th, 2014

The 289 USRRC Roadster is based off of Factory Five’s proven Mk4 Roadster chassis, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 289-powered race cars.  The design focuses on period-correct body […]


Challenge Series Racer Paul Arnold, 2014 Eastern States Champion

Posted on September 3rd, 2014

Factory Five Challenge Series Racer Paul Arnold took 1st place at the inaugural NASA National East Coast Championship after an exciting race. John George, the 2012 Factory Five Challenge Series […]