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New York Times Picks FFR 818 “Best Car You Can Build Yourself”

Posted on December 30th, 2013

Last Sunday’s New York Times Automotive Section had a great year-end article by Ezra Dyer recognizing cars of 2013 with such distinctions as The Loudest Exhaust (Jaguar F-type) and drumroll […]


The Boston Globe Reviews the New Factory Five 818S

Posted on December 30th, 2013

George Kennedy from The Boston Globe visited us here at Factory Five Racing a few weeks back, and had a chance to check out the manufacturing of the new 818 […]


Factory Five Snap-On 818R Build Starts

Posted on December 30th, 2013

              As the new year approaches, we are beginning some exciting new projects, one of which is a custom 818R build for the guys at Snap-On Tools. […]


Factory Five Crew Doing End of Year Inventory

Posted on December 30th, 2013

Not the most exciting project but absolutely critical to our business is year-end parts inventory. The crew is working on this big project for the next couple of days so […]


Factory Five Holiday Festivities

Posted on December 23rd, 2013

The Christmas holiday is nearly upon us, and no day before Christmas would be complete at Factory Five without some good fun.  Our tubing supplier, Sawtech, provided us with a […]


Christmas Cards from Factory Five Gearheads!

Posted on December 23rd, 2013

Left to Right: Materials Manager Eddie B., Marketing Jason L., Accounting Sandra D., and President Dave S. Every year, we get a ton of really cool Christmas cards from Factory […]


Factory Five Team Sends Mk4 to Russia

Posted on December 20th, 2013

The Factory Five crew gets ready to load the Mk4 crate into a container heading for Russia. Seems like we’ve been sending more and more Factory Fives overseas lately, today […]


FFR Customer Steve W. Starting Mk4 Blue Angels Tribute Build

Posted on December 20th, 2013

Factory Five customer Steve W. from North Carolina came by the other day with his son Brian to pick-up his new Mk4 Roadster kit.  Steve has been planning this build […]


Factory Five 818 and ’33 Hot Rod Featured at 2013 PRI Show

Posted on December 16th, 2013

Factory Five’s own Colby Whipple and Chris Ronni arrived back this morning from this year’s Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis. This year’s show saw an 818R on display with […]


Tough Weekend for Factory Five at the Track

Posted on December 10th, 2013

Two Factory Five race teams ran in endurance races over the weekend.  Factory Five Director of R&D Jim Schenck went down to Road Atlanta with Challenge Series drivers John George […]


Hammink Performance in Germany at the Essen Motorshow

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Hammink Performance, Factory Five’s official European representative located in the Netherlands, has just arrived home from a 9 day stint exhibiting at the Essen Motorshow in Essen, Germany. Hammink Performance […]


Join Factory Five at the PRI Show in Indianapolis

Posted on December 9th, 2013

We will be joining the crew from Grassroots Motorsports Magazine at the 2013 PRI Show in Indianapolis, IN on December 12-14. Factory Five Engineer Colby Whipple will be bringing the […]


Factory Five Running in 8 HR Enduro Race

Posted on December 6th, 2013

Factory Five Racing’s Director of R&D Jim Schenck is down at Road Atlanta today to race in an 8 hour enduro.  The team running Jim’s FFR #52 Challenge Car includes […]


Our New Exotic Loaner Car

Posted on December 4th, 2013

Our yellow LS7 GTM is headed into the shop for some work over the winter, so fellow builder Joe Masciarelli generously drove his Gen II GTM down to FFR this […]


Factory Five Customers Ed L. and Rocco O. Complete Their Mk4 Builds

Posted on December 3rd, 2013

Factory Five customer Ed L. from San Francisco, CA sent us an e-mail over the Thanksgiving weekend to share some photos of his recent Mk4 Roadster build. Ed attended the […]


Factory Five Customer Joe M. Picks-Up 818S

Posted on November 26th, 2013

I swear that more things happen in a day here than there is time to write about. Today, Factory Five customer Joe M. picked-up his 818S kit. You may remember […]


Factory Five Thanksgiving Schedule

Posted on November 25th, 2013

Every year, people ask us if we’re going to be open over the Thanksgiving holiday so we wanted to publish our schedule right up front. Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: […]


Factory Five Customer Garry Bopp Reports from Reptile Round-up!

Posted on November 19th, 2013

I met with Garry just last week at the 2013 SEMA Show.  Garry is a great customer and a good friend.  His dark blue Type 65 Coupe has won numerous […]


New Factory Five 818S Photo Galleries

Posted on November 18th, 2013

Our favorite car shooter Dino Petrocelli has done it again, this time capturing the newest Factory Five, our street 818 model.  Both cars were painted by Carl’s Collision and featured […]


Two Guys Garage Build School Episode Airs Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 AM!

Posted on November 15th, 2013

The kit car industry is famous for telling people how easy it is to build their cars.  We PROVE it every month with students and a real car at the […]


Factory Five Community Members Interviewed at SEMA 2013

Posted on November 13th, 2013

Factory Five Racing is as much about the people who build the cars as it is about the cars themselves.  At the 2013 SEMA Show, Power Automedia interviewed customers Ron […]


Factory Five 818 Wins Top 10 at SEMA!

Posted on November 13th, 2013

A year ago at SEMA 2012, we showed our prototype 818.  This year, we brought four 818s to the SEMA party and walked away with two significant awards and a […]


Factory Fives Show Strong at SEMA 2013!

Posted on November 11th, 2013

The 2013 SEMA Show was the best ever for Factory Five!  There were 15 Factory Five cars on display in different parts of the show from Featured Vehicles to sponsored […]


Veteran’s Day 2013

Posted on November 11th, 2013

We’ve received flags from soldiers from all branches of the United States Military and proudly display them in the Factory Five showroom. On behalf of all of the hard-working and […]


818R Wins Best Domestic Award from Gran Turismo

Posted on November 7th, 2013

The new Factory Five 818R has won Sony’s 2013 Gran Turismo Award for “Best Domestic Automobile”!  The award was presented during The GT Awards reception Wednesday night at Haze Night […]

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