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Sherwin Williams-Carl’s Collision Center-Factory Five Paints

Posted on January 23rd, 2015

2015 is well underway, and one of the major accomplishments of last year was the establishment of official Factory Five colors with Sherwin Williams and Carl’s Collision Center.  These colors […]


Factory Five is Top Five at SEMA 2014

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

The good guys at RodAuthority.com picked the Factory Five ’33 as one of the “SEMA Top 5 Rods of 2014”!  The car that earned this honor debuted in the Ford […]


High School Students Build Factory Five 818S

Posted on January 20th, 2015

Experience Aviation is a charitable organization run by world-record setting pilot Barrington Irving, who was the youngest and first African-American pilot to fly solo around the world.  Experience Aviation teaches […]


Factory Five Customer Chris M. Rocks His 818S in Rhode Island

Posted on January 20th, 2015

Thanks to the efforts of SEMA, almost every state in the United States has easy and clear guidelines for the registration, inspection, and titling of custom cars, usually referred to as […]


Factory Five 818C Hard Top to Debut at Summer Open House

Posted on January 19th, 2015

Following the 818S roadster and the 818R track car comes the 818C coupe.  Here are some spyshots of the soon-to-be-released Factory Five 818C hard top coupe.  The new coupe will […]


Customer Mike W. in Snap-On Tools 2015 Calendar

Posted on January 16th, 2015

Our good friend Ray McEdward forwarded us the Snap-On 2015 calendar which highlights Factory Five customer Mike Wilkinson’s green Factory Five Mk3 Roadster.  Congratulations to Mike on his inclusion among […]


Zoom! Factory Five ’33 Gets Ford Racing 3.5L EcoBoost Six

Posted on January 15th, 2015

David Chick and the crew at RodAuthority.com have just posted a great article on the Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod built by Ford Racing and Watson Engineering powered by Ford’s […]


Sign Up Today for the Factory Five 818S Build School!

Posted on January 13th, 2015

The team at the Factory Five Build School held at Mott Community College in Howell, MI are excited to announce that they are now accepting students for their new 818S […]


New Gallery of Factory Five Customer Ed Seagroatt’s ‘33 Hot Rod

Posted on January 5th, 2015

Factory Five’s favorite studio photographer Dino Petrocelli took a ton of great pictures of customer Ed Seagroatt’s period-correct ’33 Hot Rod.  We’ve put together a gallery of some of our […]


Factory Five’s Best of 2014

Posted on December 31st, 2014

Above: Customer Bob Capps and his son built a beautiful Mk4 Roadster, and scored multiple show wins in 2014.  Bob was one of a huge number of amazing customer stories […]


1933 Factory Five Racing Convertible – Conservatively Custom

Posted on December 30th, 2014

Factory Five customer Ed Seagroatt won “Best in Show” at our 2014 Open House, and his beautiful period-correct ’33 Hot Rod was profiled recently in the pages of “Street Rodder […]


Porsche Boxster S vs. Factory Five 818S!

Posted on December 30th, 2014

“We started with nothing more than a pile of parts, a wrecked Subaru, and an instruction manual, and we finished with a car that can attract drooling bystanders, beat a […]


Check Out Photos of Factory Five Customer Pedro R.’s Mk3 Roadster

Posted on December 23rd, 2014

I met Pedro at our 2009 Factory Five Racing Open House.  Pedro and his wife had traveled to Factory Five from the Minneapolis, MN, and were planning on building a car […]


Factory Fives Make Waves on the Other Side of The Pond

Posted on December 22nd, 2014

It’s cool to see Factory Fives getting press on the other side of the Atlantic! A few years ago, we debuted a beautiful race rod built by Peter Skogland and […]


The Ultimate Christmas Present from the Factory Five Crew

Posted on December 22nd, 2014

I was humbled to receive one of the coolest Christmas presents of all time from Tony and the crew here at Factory Five.  It is a 1950s Gilbarco Model 96C […]


2014 Performance Racing Industry Show – Indianapolis Report

Posted on December 15th, 2014

2014 is the second year since the PRI Show returned to Indianapolis from Orlando.  SEMA has taken over ownership of the PRI Show, and attendance is significantly higher. Factory Five […]


Factory Five Customer Mike J. Nears Graduation for His GTM Build

Posted on December 9th, 2014

Factory Five customer Mike J. in Miami, FL sent us some photos of his stunning GTM.  Mike started his build in the summer of 2011, and is nearing the finish line […]


Customer Ed Seagrott’s Stunning ‘33 Featured in Street Rodder!

Posted on December 5th, 2014

Congratulations to Factory Five customer Ed Seagrott and Fred Hemmings of FWH Customs Restorations from Nassau, New York for their great work on a truly stunning Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod.  Ed’s […]


Don’t Miss the All-Women Mk4 Roadster Build on Detroit Muscle!

Posted on December 4th, 2014

This weekend on “PowerNation,” tune in to see five women build a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster in only five days on “Detroit Muscle”.  The episode originally aired this past spring, […]


Factory Five Sherwin Williams Paint Color Names Announced!

Posted on November 26th, 2014

After a long wait, the Factory Five-Sherwin Williams line of car paints officially have names.  Here’s the list of names along with the winner’s name.  All selected winning names have […]


Happy Thanksgiving from the Factory Five Team!

Posted on November 26th, 2014

It has been a great year, and we want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! The crew will be break early today and shut down at 3 PM EST for […]


Check Out Ford’s Twin-Turbo EcoBoost V6 in a Factory Five Hot Rod!

Posted on November 24th, 2014

At this year’s SEMA Show, Titanium Media’s Greg Hoy shot a couple of videos with Factory Five President Dave Smith. In this first video, Dave talks with Wayne Geoffrey at […]


StangTV.com Talks with the Factory Five Build School at SEMA 2014

Posted on November 20th, 2014

“If you don’t know if you have the skills to build a Factory Five, you don’t have to worry about it,” says Dave Smith of Factory Five. “Just go to […]


Factory Five Customer Erik T.’s Beautiful 289 USRRC Gets Attention at SEMA

Posted on November 14th, 2014

Factory Five President Dave Smith talks with customer Erik Treves about his 289 USRRC Replica. At this year’s SEMA Show, Factory Five customer Erik Treves debuted his recently completed 289 […]


Thank You to All Veterans!

Posted on November 11th, 2014

I just watched the movie “America” by filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.  It shouldn’t take a movie to help us realize the great contribution to freedom that this country and its Armed Forces […]