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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 […]


New York Times Picks FFR 818 “Best Car You Can Build Yourself”

Posted on December 30th, 2013

Last Sunday’s New York Times Automotive Section had a great year-end article by Ezra Dyer recognizing cars of 2013 with such distinctions as The Loudest Exhaust (Jaguar F-type) and drumroll […]


The Boston Globe Reviews the New Factory Five 818S

Posted on December 30th, 2013

George Kennedy from The Boston Globe visited us here at Factory Five Racing a few weeks back, and had a chance to check out the manufacturing of the new 818 […]


Factory Five Snap-On 818R Build Starts

Posted on December 30th, 2013

              As the new year approaches, we are beginning some exciting new projects, one of which is a custom 818R build for the guys at Snap-On Tools. […]


Factory Five Crew Doing End of Year Inventory

Posted on December 30th, 2013

Not the most exciting project but absolutely critical to our business is year-end parts inventory. The crew is working on this big project for the next couple of days so […]


Factory Five Holiday Festivities

Posted on December 23rd, 2013

The Christmas holiday is nearly upon us, and no day before Christmas would be complete at Factory Five without some good fun.  Our tubing supplier, Sawtech, provided us with a […]


Christmas Cards from Factory Five Gearheads!

Posted on December 23rd, 2013

Left to Right: Materials Manager Eddie B., Marketing Jason L., Accounting Sandra D., and President Dave S. Every year, we get a ton of really cool Christmas cards from Factory […]