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The New 818 Continues to Pick-up Speed!

Posted on October 7th, 2013

Automobile Magazine’s iPad app (free download) previews the 818S at Virginia International Raceway. Click here for more. There’s plenty to report on our newest Factory Five. The team continues to […]


Factory Five 818 Wins at Watkins Glen!

Posted on October 3rd, 2013

The new 818 scores 1st place in class and 1st overall at NASA’s September 28 and 29 Watkins Glen road races. The 818R driven by 2012 Factory Five Challenge Series […]


Military Monday at Factory Five!

Posted on September 30th, 2013

Sometimes you have to wonder when things happen “by coincidence”.  Anyone who has visited Factory Five and has seen our showroom display of American Flags that have been flown in […]


Get Inspired by These Factory Five Customer Mid-Build Photos

Posted on September 27th, 2013

Whether you’re brainstorming for an upcoming build or already working on your own, you’ll love these customer garage and build photos shared by members on TheFactoryFiveForum.com. The guys here in […]


Join Factory Five at These Upcoming Fall Shows

Posted on September 25th, 2013

Its officially fall, and here in New England, it is some of the best driving weather of the year. We’ll be attending several events throughout the month of October before […]


Factory Fives at the 2nd Annual Boston Cup

Posted on September 23rd, 2013

Sunday dawned dark and rainy, but by noon, the sun came out to make the 2nd Annual Boston Cup Collector Car Show a huge success.  This year, three Factory Fives […]


Big Turn Out at Late Summer Bass Pro Shops Cruise-In

Posted on September 20th, 2013

All summer long, Bass Pro Shops at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA has been holding cruise-ins every other Thursday night.  Yesterday’s event was perfect, with low-80 degree temperatures, clear skies, […]


Factory Five Staff In-Service, Thursday, September 19th

Posted on September 19th, 2013

To run a successful organization, you need to do things safely. On the morning of Thursday, September 19th, the entire Factory Five staff will be taking part in an in-service […]


Factory Five Cutomer Joe M.’s GTM to be Featured at The Boston Cup

Posted on September 18th, 2013

If you’ve attended one of Factory Five’s recent Open Houses or been to one of the Bass Pro Shop Cruise-Ins at Patriot Place this summer, you may know customer Joe […]


Factory Five Hot Rods Join Ol’ Skool Club

Posted on September 18th, 2013

It is great to see Factory Five Hot Rods breaking new ground, or in this case, old ground! When we designed the ’33, we made it so that guys could […]


Factory Five Master Builder Henry R. Picks-Up His 818S

Posted on September 16th, 2013

We’ve known Henry Renaud for more than 10 years, and in that time, he has built 7 Factory Fives (2 GTM, 3 Roadsters, 1 Hot Rod, 1 Challenge Car)!  Henry […]


Factory Five Customer Rick S. Embarks on a “Tour de USA”

Posted on September 13th, 2013

Factory Five customer Rick Soloway has started on his “Tour de USA,” a cross-country road trip he is taking over the next three months in his Mk4 Roadster. Rick kicked […]


Viper Club of New England Visits Factory Five

Posted on September 9th, 2013

Last Saturday, September 7th, 2013, Factory Five Racing hosted the Dodge Viper Club of New England.  It was a perfect day for a cruise and factory visit.  Club member Dave […]


Customer Jeff L. Picks-up His GTM!

Posted on September 9th, 2013

Left to Right: Dave Smith, Jeff Loeffler, Bill Loeffler, Jeff’s son, and FFR’s Dave Correia. This past Saturday was a lot of fun for me.  I got to deliver a […]


Race Report from the First FFR Invitational at Mid-Ohio

Posted on September 5th, 2013

There’s been a lot of great racing in the Factory Five-NASA Challenge Series this year, and we received a report from driver John George recapping the recent race weekend at […]


Factory Five Customer Jim K.’s GTM Featured on GTspirit.com

Posted on September 4th, 2013

Factory Five customer Jim K. from East Sandwich, MA sent us an e-mail letting us know that his Gen 1 GTM was featured in an article on GTspirit.com, a news […]


Project 818 Continues to Hit Targets!

Posted on August 30th, 2013

The 818S makes the cover of Kit Car Builder Magazine with a full road test/eval, October 2013 issue on newsstands now. There’s plenty to report on Project 818 as the […]


Greg and Marissa T.’s Cross-Country Hot Rod Pick-Up

Posted on August 28th, 2013

Factory Five customers Greg and Marissa T. from San Dimas, CA visited us last week to tour the factory and pick-up their new ’33 Hot Rod kit! They drove over […]


Look What’s Inside Customer John T.’s Cool Trailer

Posted on August 23rd, 2013

Factory Five customer John Tongish stopped by the other day for a visit.  His visit is notable for a few reasons.  First of all, John is from CALIFORNIA (!), and […]


Mesquite ISD Auto Tech School Preps for Fourth Mk4 Build

Posted on August 15th, 2013

You may be familiar with the Factory Five Build School offered by Mott Community College in Michigan, but you may not be aware of Factory Five school builds going on […]


Factory Five Customer Bret T. Wins at First Car Show

Posted on August 14th, 2013

Factory Five Customer Bret T. from Hillsboro, OR purchased his Mk2 Roadster (FFR 4750K) back in 2003, and spent almost 10 years assembling the car exactly how he wanted it. […]


Factory Five Customer Karen S. Brings #28 Home!

Posted on August 13th, 2013

If you’ve followed any news in the Factory Five community, you’ve likely heard of Dr. Karen Salvaggio. Karen’s list of accomplishments is almost as long as the list of people […]


Factory Five Lands in Switzerland

Posted on August 9th, 2013

It used to be that wealthy investors would hide their millions in Swiss bank accounts… Today there’s a different kind of treasure stored in Switzerland! A beautiful blue Factory Five […]


Factory Five Challenge Series Race Report, Mid-Ohio July 2013

Posted on August 9th, 2013

Factory Five Challenge Series driver John George sent us this report of the most recent Challenge Series race in the mid-west. 6 FFR Challenge cars compete at MidOhio July 26-28, […]


Watch an 818 Build on YouTube with Grassroots Motorsports!

Posted on August 8th, 2013

The crew from Grassroots Motorsports Magazine is building an 818 from disassembling the donor Subaru to building the completed car!  You can watch these episodes online by clicking here. We’ve […]