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The Only Kind of Success That Matters

We are car guys. We eat, sleep, and dream about cars. Our company, Factory Five Racing, is the result of this shared obsession. For us, Factory Five Racing is the culmination of a dream. Out the doors of our company come not only great performance products, but also our vision of what a company can stand for and what it can accomplish when guided by principles.

Having come from corporate America and having worked for a larger company, I wanted to try and build a different sort of business. There are no middle managers and no corner offices, no salesmen and no commission checks. In this place we do something better every day and everyone reports to one person, the customer.

The business principles of Factory Five reflect our own personal ethics. Since our start in 1995 we have hired engineers, professionals, craftsmen and people who are driven by doing what they love, not what will make them the most money. We are collectively committed to excellence in our thoughts, actions, in our work, and in our personal lives. Business success is inseparable from the moral obligations that success brings. Hard work, honesty, teamwork, responsibility to others and community… These aren’t just things to be put on motivational t-shirts and coffee mugs, but rather the tenets of the only kind of success that matters.

If our philosophy has guided us along the way, it is the products that provide the punch. Factory Five is much more than just an icon. We have revolutionized the industry with component kits that deliver real value and performance in a kit-car world accustomed to second rate everything. We use today’s technology to deliver world class parts at a price that ordinary people can afford. Take a close look at us and our products and you’ll see years of engineering work, unique innovative designs, and high quality construction.

We want you to clearly understand who we are, what we do, and why. Projects of this scope are serious and deserve to be considered carefully. We want you to know our products and provide you with as much information as possible so that you may have the facts you need to make the important decision about where you’ll spend your hard earned money.

Building your own car puts you in a special and exclusive club. You have to earn your way in with skill, determination, late nights, skinned knuckles and understanding wives (and husbands!). There is a huge community of Factory Five customers, supporters, enthusiasts and the best people in the world waiting to welcome you to the club.

We believe that to build and drive your own car is to take part in a truly American heritage. It goes back in time to great Americans like the Wright brothers, Miller, Gurney, Cunningham, Donohue, and so many others. People who, with ingenuity and hard work, built and drove machines that made the rest of the world stop and take notice.

If you decide to build your own Factory Five, we’ll be there for you each step of the way. We’re honored to share this heritage with you, and we look forward to seeing you at the next red light.

Dave Smith
President