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Bad Boy 427 Engine for All-Women’s Build Team!

Posted on March 19th, 2014

In a few weeks, an all-women team of industry professionals will be building a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster on PowerNation. We can’t leak all the details since the show will […]


Factory Five customer Henry R. Heads Out for Overseas Air Force Reserve Deployment #5!

Posted on March 19th, 2014

Henry Renaud has built a bunch of Factory Fives. He’s built a GTM and a Mk3 that were featured in magazines and he’s currently building an 818 that we’re sure […]


Factory Five 818 Joins GTM at Experience Aviation Non-Profit

Posted on March 11th, 2014

World-record setting pilot Barrington Irving was the youngest and the first African-American pilot to fly solo around the world.  Barrington’s charity organization named “Experience Aviation” teaches under-privileged inner-city youth valuable […]


Factory Five Customer Erik H. Builds All-Electric 818S!

Posted on March 4th, 2014

Erik (right) attended last year’s Factory Five Open House.  We grabbed this photo of him with Sally (left) and Tony (middle). Erik Hansen runs a company called 33 Machine (moonlights […]


Two Guys Garage-FFR Build School Episode Airs This Weekend!

Posted on March 4th, 2014

This weekend, Willie B from Two Guys Garage visits the Factory Five Build School at Mott Community College.  The episode airs on Saturday, March 8th at 6:00 AM and on […]


Factory Five Wins “Best of the Best” Award!

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

The Factory Five booth featured our Mk4 Roadster, 818S Sports Car, Type 65 Coupe, and ’33 Hot Rod. The 2014 show season officially started this past weekend as the Factory […]


Sneak Peek at Factory Five-Hot Rod Magazine ‘33

Posted on February 26th, 2014

In our January 2014 e-mail update, we mentioned that we are working on several exciting projects here at Factory Five, one of which is a Special Edition Hot Rod Magazine […]


Factory Five Customer Richard R’s Daughter’s Roadster Proposal

Posted on February 25th, 2014

It was almost two years ago that we did a story on Richard and Travis Ray finishing up their Mk3.1 Roadster build. They had just finished getting it registered before […]


Factory Five Roadster Makes Popular Mechanic’s Top 10 Cars of All Time List

Posted on February 20th, 2014

Jay’s Mk3 Roadster was awarded 2nd Place in Class at the 2007 Knotts Berry Farm Car Show. Factory Five customer Jay S. from Prescott, AZ shared with us today that […]


Factory Five Earns Great Local Press For International Business

Posted on February 14th, 2014

Factory Five Racing has recently been profiled in both the New Bedford Standard Times and the Wareham Week.  The new 818 along with the rest of our component car line-up […]


Hewlett Packard Case Study: Factory Five Racing

Posted on February 11th, 2014

Our work with Hewlett Packard and SolidWorks goes back years, and it is not an exaggeration to say that the new 818 would not have been possible without the integration […]


Factory Five Customer Mark P.’s Awesome Mk4

Posted on February 11th, 2014

Factory Five customer Mark P. shared on The Factory Five Forum the other day that his Mk4 Roadster was selected by the Gateway C-car Club as the Car of the […]


Factory Five Community Grows in Puerto Rico!

Posted on February 11th, 2014

I met Victor G. back in 2011 when he visited from Puerto Rico.  Victor had already built his Mk3 and had won a good number of car show trophies on […]


FFR Customer Hugo R.’s GTM Featured in Puerto Rico Racing Expo

Posted on February 4th, 2014

A Puerto Rican television station featured Hugo’s GTM on a fun road test (in spanish only). Factory Five customer Huge R. has helped customers in Puerto Rico get their cars […]


Factory Five Customer Ray M. Sends Us His Latest Project

Posted on January 31st, 2014

Factory Five customer Ray McEdward has been a good friend for many years.  He has raised a ton of money for our favorite charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and he […]


StreetSideAuto.com Profiles Factory Five 818

Posted on January 27th, 2014

Andy Sheehan from StreetSideAuto.com wrote a nice article about the new Factory Five 818.  Read the full article here. “That’s why I get all itchy when I start thinking about building […]


Factory Five Customer Erik. T Cruises Alabama in His 818

Posted on January 27th, 2014

Factory Five customer Erik T. has built several FFRs over the years, and this past June, Erik picked up an 818S following the 2013 Open House.  Seven months later, he’s […]


Market Highs 2014, and Barrett Jackson Results

Posted on January 22nd, 2014

Prices for completed Factory Fives are impressive, and prices for original Cobras, both 289s and 427s, continue to sky rocket.  According to the 2014 Winter-Spring edition of Keith Martin’s Sports […]


A Good Reminder From Those Who Serve

Posted on January 15th, 2014

A few days ago a friend of mine stopped by Factory Five, and I came down to the showroom to say hello. Henry has built some nice cars (his ’33 […]


Factory Five Calendar Stars!

Posted on January 9th, 2014

The year starts out on the right foot with Factory Fives taking prominent roles in 2014 calendars! Customer Mike W.’s AWESOME Mk3 Roadster is profiled alonside some serious hardware in […]


818 Storms Into 2014! Updates for January 2014

Posted on January 7th, 2014

Just back from the SEMA Show, where the RHD 818S scored “Top 10 Carbon Cars” honors, our favorite photographer Dino Petrocelli captured the latest 818s in his studio. The New Factory […]


Factory Five Crew Hard at Work After Winter Storm Hercules

Posted on January 6th, 2014

Kevin G. in welding is working on the Hot Rod fixed-jig this morning. Winter Storm Hercules hit the New England area pretty hard Thursday night, but the roads are all […]


Factory Five Closed Due to Winter Storm Hercules

Posted on January 3rd, 2014

The new year has just begun, and the first big snow storm here in New England has hit.  The snow started to fall early on January 2nd and left us […]


Facility Upgrades to R&D Race Shop

Posted on December 31st, 2013

Over the last few months, we have been making some upgrades to our facility and getting ready for some major new projects in 2014.  The R&D race shop has gotten […]


New Factory Five 818 Milestone: 100th Kit Built!

Posted on December 30th, 2013

Only six months after we shipped the first 818 kit in June, the crew is proud to have built and shipped 818 kit number 100!  Almost as exciting, this week […]