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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 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 […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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.


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. […]


Hot Rod Magazine Special Edition ‘33 Unveiled at HB 2014!

Posted on May 2nd, 2014

We’ve been working with the guys from Hot Rod Magazine on a special limited edition Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod.  We’ve also been fortunate to have the help of some […]


Rod Authority: Huge Huntington Beach Cruise-In Coverage!

Posted on May 1st, 2014

Best in Show – ’33 Hot Rod was delivered to the customer exactly one year ago! The 2014 Huntington Beach Cruise-In was a HUGE success!  We’ll be posting many more […]


Autoblog.com Checks Out FFR Customer Erik H.’s All-Electric818

Posted on April 29th, 2014

You might remember the post from early March where we talked about customer Erik Hansen from California and his electric 818 build (click here to read it).  Erik, working with […]


Customer David T. Brings Recently Finished Mk4 to HB Cruise-In

Posted on April 28th, 2014

Factory Five customer David T. from La Jolla, CA recently finished his Mk4 Roadster and can now call it an award-winning build.  At this past weekend’s Factory Five Huntington Beach […]


Factory Five Customer Bob C. Completes FFR #8068 in Less Than a Year

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

Factory Five customer Bob C. recently sent us an e-mail with the news that he has completed his Mk4 Roadster.  Bob took delivery of his kit in May 2013, and […]


Huntington Beach Cruise-In Details & Update

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

This year’s HB Cruise-In promises to be the best one yet! HB Cruise-In News and Updates We are only a week away from the 7th annual Factory Five Huntington Beach […]


The Musselman Family Graduates Factory Five #7369

Posted on April 22nd, 2014

Factory Five customers Barry, Brent, and Kyle Musselman shared the news over the weekend that they have officially graduated FFR #7369 as their Mk4 Roadster is now officially registered in Pennsylvania! […]


The Way It’s Supposed to Be

Posted on April 18th, 2014

I met Deke and Corrin Brown at last year’s Huntington Beach Cruise-In.  Deke ordered Factory Five Hot Rod kit #555 (that’s just good karma right out of the box).  Now […]


Dino Petrocelli and Crew Visits Factory Five

Posted on April 18th, 2014

We were honored to have our favorite automotive photographer Dino Petrocelli visit Factory Five yesterday with his crew Scott, Freddie, and Dino Jr.  Dino has photographed the lion’s share of […]


Join Us for the 7th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In, April 26th

Posted on April 9th, 2014

Spend a day at the beach with over 100 Factory Fives, music, car show awards, and good times! The 7th Annual Factory Five-Huntington Beach Cruise-In event will be held this […]


New Factory Five Soft Top Now Available

Posted on April 4th, 2014

Like our Mk4 Roadster and ’33 Hot Rod, a lot of customers have asked for a high end, truly all weather capable soft top for their 818 so we went […]


Customer Carlos C. Presents Coast Guard Flag to Factory Five

Posted on April 4th, 2014

Factory Five customer Carlos C. from Florida drove up to pick-up his Type 65 Coupe this week and had a gift that he presented to us.  Carlos has been in […]


Factory Five Customers Win Big at Two March Car Show Events

Posted on April 1st, 2014

It’s getting to be that time of the year when stories of weekend car shows starting coming in on a weekly basis.  Last weekend, several Factory Five customers sent reports […]


Join Factory Five’s Sally B. for Breakfast in Florida This Thursday

Posted on April 1st, 2014

As many of you are aware, our winter up here in New England seemed like it was never going to end.  So when the 1st day of Spring finally arrived, […]


Grassroots Motorsports Magazine 818S Build Article #4!

Posted on March 26th, 2014

Tim Suddard and his staff at Grassroots Motorsports Magazine have documented the build of their Factory Five 818S street car in pages of the magazine.  This month is chapter 3 […]