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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 […]


Factory Five Customer Dan H. Picks Up His Mk4

Posted on November 7th, 2013

The latest Factory Five Mk4 left for its new home today with customer Dan H. and his co-pilot Rob.  Dan and Rob made the drive over from the Syracuse area […]


Automobile Magazine Tests 818S!

Posted on November 1st, 2013

Ezra Dyer, Contributing Writer at Automobile Magazine, has been following the 818 project from it’s inception a few years ago. Just recently, Ezra tested the 818S down in Virginia. His […]


Factory Five 818 Wins 2013 Editors’ Choice Award and Scores Cover of GRM!

Posted on November 1st, 2013

The new Factory Five 818 continues to earn serious recognition and this month it blazes across the cover of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine.  So far this year, the new 818 has […]


Factory Five Wins at Babson Auto Club Show

Posted on November 1st, 2013

Last weekend, I sent the Factory Five truck and Factory Five guys Dave C. and Dan G. up to the Babson College Auto Club car show.  This wasn’t the kind […]


PWF Golf Fundraiser is a Big Success!

Posted on November 1st, 2013

Some of your know that when I’m not building cars at Factory Five, I enjoy surfing here in New England. One of my close friends, Kreg Palko, who I’ve surfed […]


Factory Five Crew Loads Up 2013 SEMA Cars

Posted on October 29th, 2013

The Factory Five show and event truck was loaded and headed west for Las Vegas last night.  This year, we have 14 Factory Fives in the 2013 SEMA Show.  We […]


New Factory Five 818S & 818R Chassis Photo Galleries

Posted on October 24th, 2013

The rear view of the new Factory Five 818S frame. Our favorite photographer Dino Petrocelli photographed the 818R and 818S frames. Factory Fives are famous for their strong tubular steel […]


Factory Five Customer Harold D. Builds Mk4 with Family

Posted on October 23rd, 2013

Factory Five customer Harold D. from Peru, IL recently shared some of his Mk4 Roadster build photos with us and said he is getting close to the go-cart stage in […]


Factory Five Proudly Supports Ron Everitt Jr. & US Marine Corps

Posted on October 18th, 2013

Factory Five Racing customer Ron Everitt and Dave Smith show off the US flag flown over the Headquarters of Combat Logistics Company, Camp Leatherneck Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  Ron’s son, Cpl. […]


Factory Five Coupes Win at Bondurant

Posted on October 17th, 2013

Factory Five customer Karen Salvaggio brought her Thunder Valley Race Team which included two (yes, she owns two of them!) Factory Five Type 65 Coupes to celebrate famed race car […]


Join Us: Golf Tournament Fundraiser for My Friend Kreg and Win a Mk3 427!

Posted on October 15th, 2013

When I’m not building cars at Factory Five, I enjoy surfing here in New England.  One of my close friends, Kreg Palko, who I’ve surfed with for years has recently […]