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818 Progress Report: Year One of Production

Posted on August 27th, 2014

The Factory Five 818R race development program has been at full throttle this year. The goal is to make the 818 chassis the most track-capable street car in our line-up […]


Watch Live Video from NASA Nationals East Race, Aug 29-31, 2014

Posted on August 25th, 2014

NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires NASA Nationals East Coast 2014 at Road Atlanta is upon us this weekend, and Factory Five Challenge Series driver John George will be on […]


Grassroots Motorsports Magazine 818S Build Article #7!

Posted on August 25th, 2014

The October issue of Grassroots Motorsports (on newsstands now) features part 7 of their excellent 818S build series articles.  In this article, the car built at Wayne Presley’s Very Cool […]


Summer Sale Ends with End of Summer, August 31

Posted on August 25th, 2014

We had some guys ask about the Summer Sale that just ended, and one brought up a good point that Summer is not over, so why is the Summer Sale […]


Factory Five Tech Crew Draws Big Crowds at Bass Pro Shop Cruise-In

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

The Factory Five tech crew left work a little early on yesterday to attend the bi-weekly Bass Pro Shops Cruise-In at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA.  Tony, Nate, and Jesper […]


Join Factory Five Customers in Santa Monica This Weekend!

Posted on August 21st, 2014

Join Factory Five customers Karen Salvaggio, Frank M. (frankeeski on www.thefactoryfiveforum.com) and Rupert B. this weekend in for a fun evening cruise-in! Karen has been asked by director/producer Patrick Kriwanek to […]


A Busy Day of Filming at Factory Five

Posted on August 21st, 2014

We have fantastic partner companies that we work with here at Factory Five, and one of them visited us last week.  iContact is the company that helps us send out our […]


Street Legal TV Profiles Factory Five Customer Scott L.’s Mk4 Build!

Posted on August 20th, 2014

Factory Five customer Scott L. from Uniontown, Ohio graduated his Mk4 Roadster last month on The Factory Five Forum, and this month his build is profiled on Street Legal TV! […]


Join FFR’s Crew and Customers at Bass Pro This Thursday, 8/21!

Posted on August 19th, 2014

The entire Factory Five tech crew is heading up en masse to Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA this Thursday, August 21st for the Summer Bass Pro Cruise-In.  The weather forecast looks great […]


1,000 Miles in a Factory Five, Seattle to Monterey!

Posted on August 15th, 2014

“All I can say is, if you’ve never experienced motoring like this, you have NO IDEA what you’re missing.” – Arthur St. Antoine, “Epic Drives” When Arthur St. Antoine called […]


Hot Rod Magazine Names Factory Five Coupe “Best Road Trip Car”!

Posted on August 14th, 2014

The team at Hot Rod Magazine had the chance to drive some Factory Fives on this year’s Hot Rod Power Tour.  We brought four Hot Rods to go the 1,800 […]


Join Tony & CherieLynn at Bass Pro Cruise-In, Patriot Place

Posted on August 14th, 2014

The Factory Five crew are heading up to Patriot Place in  Foxboro, MA for the Summer Bass Pro Cruise-In.  The weather is PERFECT and a HUGE crowd is expected.  “Overhaulin’s” […]


Factory Five Welcomes CherieLynn Westrich and Kicker Audio

Posted on August 14th, 2014

We are happy to have CherieLynn Westrich here at Factory Five for a few days! Cherie was on “Overhaulin’,” and most recently she was part of a five-woman build team […]


Factory Five Goes 1,000 Miles with Motor Trend’s “Epic Drives”!

Posted on August 11th, 2014

Ever want to drive a Factory Five on an epic road trip? A few months ago, Arthur St. Antoine, host of Motor Trend’s online show “Epic Drives”, asked if he […]


Where’s Our Good Friend Jeremy?

Posted on August 11th, 2014

Many of you know our good friend Jeremy Luchini from SolidWorks software.  We’ve worked with SolidWorks and have known Jeremy for more than 10 years.  There isn’t a Factory Five […]


Factory Five Thanks Henry R. and Our Troops

Posted on August 6th, 2014

During the economic collapse in 2009, I learned what a great RESPONSIBILITY it is to be the owner of a company.  Today, I was reminded again what a great HONOR it is […]


Team PDG Success Continues with GTM

Posted on August 6th, 2014

We were fortunate to have a visit from Team PDG owners Richard and Yvonne Migliori here at Factory Five a few weeks ago.  Richard and Yvonne gave us pictures of […]


Say Hi to Madison and Nicole!

Posted on August 5th, 2014

For the next two weeks while Sally is on vacation, my daughter Madison will be working reception at Factory Five. Her older sister Nicole will be lending a hand as […]


Factory Five Customers Tim and Alicia J. Mk4 Profile

Posted on August 1st, 2014

Factory Five customer Tim and Alicia J. from Ventura, CA sent us these photos of their Mk4 Roadster that they built together over the course of a year and have […]


Complete Kit Car Profiles Factory Five Customer Tom W.’s 818S

Posted on July 31st, 2014

The Factory Five 818 continues to receive great press as next month’s issue of Complete Kit Car in the UK profiles the 818S built by Factory Five customer Tom W. […]


Factory Five Customer Kyle and Jennifer N.’s Mk3 Profile

Posted on July 29th, 2014

Factory Five customer Kyle and Jennifer N. from North Easton, MA sent us these great photos of their Mk3 Roadster. The car was completed in November 2012 by builder Mike […]


FFR Customers Bob & Jonathan C.’s Mk4 Named “Super Smooth”

Posted on July 29th, 2014

You may remember Bob and Jonathan C. as we shared a story of their build where they Jonathan took their recently completed Mk4 Roadster to his school’s prom this past […]


Join Us at the Sandwich Auto Fest & Car Show

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Join Factory Five this weekend as we head to Cape Cod for the Water Street Wing Fling Auto Fest and Car Show in Sandwich MA.  We’re heading to the event […]


2014 Street Rodder Road Tour Visits Factory Five

Posted on July 24th, 2014

The Street Rodder Magazine Road Tour visited Factory Five Racing this past Monday. The entire front parking lot was filled with hot rods, and Factory Five President Dave Smith gave […]


30 Day 818R Build Progress Report

Posted on July 16th, 2014

30 days ago, we decided to try and build an 818R and make it to the Ultimate Track Car Challenge (which is held a week from today, July 18th).  This […]

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