Factory Five Racing Website

Folio / Slidehow

NewsandeventsNewsandevents3Newsandevents4Newsevents

Main Content

Factory Five News & Events

july-4th-2014-folio

Factory Five July 4th Weekend Hours

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

We hope everyone enjoys their 4th of July weekend! Factory Five Racing will be closed Friday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day. We will have a small crew on hand […]

june-airdates-folio

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

Posted on June 26th, 2014

Now on PowerNation, five women from the automotive industry build a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster in five days!  If you missed the show first time, tune into PowerNation’s “Detroit Muscle” on […]

thompson-0614-folio

Factory Fives Make History at Re-opened Thompson Speedway

Posted on June 25th, 2014

The nation’s oldest road racing course re-opened last weekend, and Factory Fives dominated the field!  The event was a NASA Pro Racing road race event which drew four Factory Fives - three Challenge […]

lcs2014-folio

2014 London Cobra Show Report

Posted on June 24th, 2014

The 2014 London Cobra Show headlined last Saturday on Main Street in downtown London, Ohio.  Think 1950′s Americana small town USA complete with the annual Strawberry Festival, and add in […]

daniel-h-coupe

Factory Five Customer Daniel H. Graduates His Type 65 Coupe

Posted on June 20th, 2014

We always enjoy receiving photos of customers builds and hearing their stories. We first heard that customer Daniel H. from North Carolina had completed his Coupe build when his girlfriend, […]

2014-open-house-folio

2014 Factory Five Open House Report

Posted on June 19th, 2014

The 2014 Factory Five Open House was another great success despite threatening skies.  The forecast of rain and the wash out/deluge of the day before definitely kept some people from […]

west-philly-folio

Factory Five 818 Recognized by President Obama, Maker Faire 2014!

Posted on June 19th, 2014

The accolades keep coming for the Factory Five 818!  Simon Hauger and his kids from West Philly High School displayed their school-built Factory Five at The White House this past […]

tom-b-mk4-folio

Factory Five Customer Tom B. Graduates His Mk4 Roadster!

Posted on June 18th, 2014

Factory Five customer Tom B. from Land O Lakes, FL sent us an e-mail the other day to let us know that he has officially completed his Mk4 Roadster build […]

best-cars-folio

Factory Five: Best Car for Mid-Life Crisis and Hot Rod Magazine Headliner!

Posted on June 16th, 2014

Check out MSN.com where they picked the Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod as one of the top cars to buy for a mid-life crisis. “This is easily the most interactive […]

289-folio

289 FIA/USRRC Roadster Replica

Posted on June 14th, 2014

50 Year Anniversary of the 289 FIA Legend This is a fun project to announce.  We’ve had reasons to build this car for more than 10 years, and with the 50th […]

2014-open-house-invite-folio

Join Us at Open House & See the New 289 Roadster! June 14, 2014

Posted on June 13th, 2014

Factory Five Open House – June 14: 9 AM to 1 PM It’s that time of year again and EVERYONE is invited to attend our 17th Annual Factory Five Open […]

kitcar-uk-gtm-folio

UK Kit Car Magazine Drives 500 HP GTM

Posted on June 11th, 2014

The kit car industry in the UK is huge, and involves a good number of quality companies, so it is good to see Factory Five customer Steve Knect’s 500 HP GTM […]

cherie-power-tour-update-folio

Hot Rod Power Tour Update from Cherielynn Westrich

Posted on June 10th, 2014

Factory Five All-Womens 427 Build Team member Cherielynn Westrich sent us a quick video update from the Hot Rod Power Tour while riding in the Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod with FFR’s […]

bill-l-coupe-folio

Customer Bill L. Graduates Type 65 Coupe #421

Posted on June 9th, 2014

Factory Five customer Bill L. from Maine sent us a bunch of photos of his recently completed Type 65 Coupe.  Bill spent five years working on the car and included […]

power-tour-folio

Join Us on the 2014 Power Tour!

Posted on June 5th, 2014

Hot Rod Power Tour – June 7-14 This year’s Power Tour kicks off in Charlotte, NC and heads across the mid-section of the country finishing up in the Wisconsin Dells. […]

memorial-motorcycle-ride-folio

Memorial Motorcycle Ride to Honor Fallen Plymouth, MA Officer

Posted on June 4th, 2014

Join us on Sunday, June 22nd (rain date June 29th) for a 35 mile, police escorted motorcycle ride to benefit the late Officer Greg Maloney’s family.  Greg was a Plymouth […]

ray-l-maines-finest-folio

Factory Five Customer Ray L.’s GTM Featured on MainesFinest.org!

Posted on May 29th, 2014

Dave Smith and Factory Five customer Ray L. with his recently completed GTM. Factory Five customer Ray L. from Maine visited us the other week with his newly completed GTM […]

patriotsdayroadster

Everyone at Factory Five Wishes All Veterans a Happy Memorial Day

Posted on May 23rd, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Hours at Factory Five We will be open for tours tomorrow, Saturday May 24th between 9 am and noon. We will be closed on Monday, Memorial Day, […]

bobc-mk4-prom-folio

Factory Five Ultimate Prom Date Ride!

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

These are the kind of letters that make my job so much fun!  Factory Five customer Bob C. built a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster with his son in less than […]

wisconsin-dells-folio

Wisconsin Dells Automotion Car Show Report

Posted on May 21st, 2014

I traveled out to Wisconsin last weekend for the HUGE (1,200+ cars) Wisconsin Dells Automotion Car Show.  I was the guest of Arlo and Captain Bob from Wisconsin Hot Rod […]

carlisle-2014-folio

2014 Carlisle Replica Nationals Report

Posted on May 19th, 2014

It’s often said that if you’re in the automotive industry, you’re at SEMA, and if you’re not at SEMA, you’re not in the automotive industry. A similar thing can be […]

818-200-folio

Team Builds 200th 818 Sports Car Chassis!

Posted on May 15th, 2014

Less than a year ago on June 15th, we shipped our very first production 818 chassis kit.  Since then, the company has committed to a carefully planned and well executed […]

joinus-spring2014-folio

Factory Five Events in May and June 2014

Posted on May 7th, 2014

During the next few months, we have some fun events on the schedule and we hope you join us at one of them. Wisconsin Dells Automotion Car Show  – May 17-18, […]

autotrackdaymonthly-818-folio

Auto Track Day Monthly Features Factory Five 818

Posted on May 7th, 2014

Michael Allen from the website AutoTrackdayMonthly.com interviewed Factory Five Racing Director of R&D Jim Schenck about the new Factory Five 818. Click here to read the full story on AutoTrackdayMonthly.com.

hb-2014-folio

2014 Huntington Beach Cruise-In Report

Posted on May 6th, 2014

Future Factory Five builders check out some real craftsmanship.  Customer John Lipka’s “Best Paint” winning car. The annual Factory Five-Huntington Beach cruise-in is one of my favorite events all year. […]