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20 Years of Connections at Factory Five

Posted on September 21st, 2015

I worked this past Saturday at Factory Five, doing plant tours and essentially the same job I’ve been doing since 1995.  Customer Chris P from Ohio was here to pick […]


Meet the All-New 818 Coupe!

Posted on September 14th, 2015

Introducing the all-new 818 Coupe!  This design joins the 818S street model and the 818R race model.  The design is based on the 818 chassis, but incorporates a new removable […]


Factory Five Customer Rob B.’s Mk3 Build Profiled in Kit Car UK!

Posted on August 27th, 2015

Factory Five customer Rob B. is featured in a new article published in the September 2015 issue of Kit Car Magazine in the UK.  In the article, Rob details his […]


Customer Bob B. “Retires to Style” with his GTM!

Posted on August 26th, 2015

Factory Five customer Bob B.’s #26 GTM was recently featured in volume 3 of Motor Club Magazine.  The magazine was created for Monticello Motor Club Members, and Bob’s gets a nice […]


Factory Five August 818 Update

Posted on August 26th, 2015

The last 818 update that I sent out was in April just prior to our debut of the newest 818 Coupe at Open House in June (click here to read […]


Meet the Interns from Wisconsin and Wake Forest

Posted on July 22nd, 2015

This summer we are lucky to have two interns working here at Factory Five.  Charlie Ionata is working in the Admin area doing Marketing.  Charlie is entering his junior year […]


Join Us at the 2015 Syracuse Nationals This Weekend!

Posted on July 15th, 2015

The Factory Five crew is traveling to Syracuse, NY for the 2015 Right Coast Nationals car show. This year, Factory Five Tech Guys Dan Golub and Vinny DeGeorge will be at […]


A Day in the Life at Factory Five

Posted on July 14th, 2015

I am always proud of the team here at Factory Five. I do however, sometimes take for granted the fact that we get a lot done in a day.  Yesterday […]


Happy July 4th From Factory Five!

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

“I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom […]


Factory Five Big Rig Returns from London, OH

Posted on June 30th, 2015

The Factory Five show and event trailer is back in Wareham after a fun weekend at the London Cobra Show in Ohio.  The crew got right to work unloading it […]


2015 London Cobra Show Breaks Records!

Posted on June 29th, 2015

This year, the 2015 London Cobra Show hosted by the Ohio Cobra Club raised $111,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!  We attended the super fun 3-day event in London, Ohio […]


2nd Annual Dartmouth Veteran’s Car Show

Posted on June 29th, 2015

Norman Gunderson and his buddies at the Darmouth Veteran’s Advisory Board hosted their 2nd Annual Dartmouth Car Show to benefit Veteran’s and Factory Five Racing sponsored this worthy cause.  The […]


Factory Five Customer David P. Visits from Texas

Posted on June 25th, 2015

I was honored to host Factory Five customer David P. and his wife Shelly for a visit here at Factory Five Racing.  David works for Mission Control/NASA down in Houston, […]


2015 Factory Five Open House Report

Posted on June 19th, 2015

Similar to last year, we had a small threat of rain in the forecast leading up to the 2015 Open House.  Luckily, the rain held off, and the morning brought […]


Factory Five Customer John George Racaps Two June Race Events

Posted on June 17th, 2015

Factory Five customer John George has posted a couple of race reports for the recent Challenge Series events at MidOhio Raceway and New Jersey Motorsports Park. During the first weekend […]


Day 20 of 20: Meet the All-New Factory Five 818C!

Posted on June 13th, 2015

Introducing the all-new 818 Coupe!  This design joins the 818S street model and the 818R race model.  The design is based on the 818 chassis, but incorporates a new removable […]


Day 19 of 20: 20th Anniversary Mk4 Roadster Revealed!

Posted on June 12th, 2015

UPDATE: We have sold the 20 Special Edition Mk4 Roadsters! How do you celebrate 20 years of the best-selling 427 replica in the world?  Six months ago, I gathered with […]


Join Us at Open House on June 13th!

Posted on June 12th, 2015

Factory Five Open House – June 13: 9 AM to 1 PM It’s that time of year again and EVERYONE is invited to attend our 18th Annual Factory Five Open […]


Five Day Factory Five Build at FedEx/St. Jude’s PGA Tour!

Posted on June 11th, 2015

Factory Five customer Bob McKee is organizing a 5-day build to be held at the 2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic PGA Golf tournament.  Bob has recruited a group of FedEx […]


Day 18 of 20: Factory Five Applies 20 Years of Trailer Experience

Posted on June 11th, 2015

We are experts in trailers.  Since 1995, we figure we have purchased and used twelve different trailers.  Our business takes us to car shows, races, special events, and we even […]


Join Us at Patriot Place for a Special Factory Five Reveal!

Posted on June 10th, 2015

Two days before Open House, we are warming up with a new product unveil at the Mass Cruisers Bass Pro Shops Thursday Cruise-in Car Show at Patriot Place next door […]


Day 17 of 20: All-New 2015 Factory Five Independent Rear Suspension

Posted on June 10th, 2015

The new Factory Five Indepentdent Rear Suspension is designed to use 2015 and later Ford Mustang center section, spindles, and brakes. The new IRS is available for the Mk4 Roadster, […]


Day 16 of 20: All-New Factory Five GPS Gauges!

Posted on June 9th, 2015

We’ve put some engineering time into our Factory Five gauge sets and have incorporated all-new GPS speedo technology.  The vintage gauge sets work for the Mk4 Roadster, Type 65 Coupe, […]


Day 15 of 20: All-New 18” Halibrand Style Wheels

Posted on June 8th, 2015

Factory Five Racing has committed a tremendous amount of time and effort to re-tooling and stocking the finest aftermarket wheels available for our cars.  Part of that effort was to […]


Day 14 of 20: Twenty Year Anniversary Mk4

Posted on June 5th, 2015

For day 14 of our 20 comes news of a Special Edition Mk4 Roadster to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.  We are planning to build only 20 of these special 20th Anniversary kits. […]

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