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Factory Five Closed for New Year Holiday!

Posted on December 28th, 2012

2012 has been a great year and we’re all looking for to 2013. Factory Five will be closed on New Year’s Even and New Year’s Day. We are open for […]


Summit Racing-Factory Five Mk4 Hits Catalog!

Posted on December 26th, 2012

The team at Summit is making it easier than ever to build a Factory Five with three new engine/parts packages. This month’s Summit Racing catalog profiles the Factory Five-Summit Racing […]


Christmas Message from Factory Five

Posted on December 21st, 2012

My family has been to Newtown many times. It is where my wife Denise’s best friend Mira lived with her husband Tom and their two children, Jake and Emily. Our […]


Join Us in 2013 at an Event Near You

Posted on December 21st, 2012

Factory Five Racing 2013 Show & Event Schedule It’s hard to believe that 2013 is already here. Guys have been asking us about dates for annual events like our summer […]


FFR Customer Nick B. Picks-Up His Mk4 Roadster for Christmas

Posted on December 20th, 2012

The Factory Five crew paused for a quick photo with customer Nick B. amd co-driver Tom O. from Michigan.  Nick is building a Mk4 and there’s absolutely nothing better in […]


Ontario Kit Car Consultants Built GTM Selected for Dream Car Calendar

Posted on December 20th, 2012

Ed Konda and his crew over at Ontario Kit Car Consultants have had a busy year as their GTM has won several car show awards throughout 2012. Ontario Kit Car […]


Factory Five Customer Jerrod H. Shares Pics of Coupe Photoshoot

Posted on December 18th, 2012

As we get closer to the official start of the winter season, Factory Five owners have been sharing stories and photos of getting in a few more rides in their […]


FFR Customer Joe L.’s Coyote Powered Mk4 Featured in Motorhead Magazine

Posted on December 15th, 2012

In the November 22nd – December 20th, 2012 issue of Motorhead Magazine, Factory Five customer Joe L.’s Mk4 Roadster build was featured in an article by writer Ed Yessaian. The […]


Factory Five-Summit Racing Mk4 Galleries Now Online

Posted on December 12th, 2012

Working on a Mk4 Roadster build for the President of Summit Racing has been one of the most fun projects we’ve done this year and we have posted a couple […]


Factory Five Teams Up With Autorama to Offer Customers Spots!

Posted on December 11th, 2012

10 Shows and Customers are Welcome We’re joining forces with the crew from Autorama/World of Wheels again this year and Factory Five customers are WELCOME!  Here’s the deal: Our ’33 […]


Factory Five Customer Rob I. Builds a Stunning ’33 Hot Rod

Posted on December 10th, 2012

Factory Five customer Robert I. from Bradford, Ontario sent us these photos of this stunning ’33 Hot Rod that is almost completed. Rob says they are 90% there and that […]


Factory Five-Ridetech ’33 Hot Rod Huge National Autocross Win!

Posted on December 5th, 2012

Hot Rod Magazine editor Rob Kinnan wrote in 2009, “The Factory Five Hot Rod handles like an Indy Car.” We like to tell people that our ’33 looks period-correct, but […]


Factory Five Customers Are Calendar Heroes

Posted on December 5th, 2012

If you build a Factory Five, odds are pretty good someone is going to want you in their calendar. New for 2013, the RM Automotive Finishes calendar features Tom and […]


Gemini Motorsports Factory Five Type 65 Coupe Wins at Autorama

Posted on December 4th, 2012

During the 2012-2013 Autorama/World of Wheels shows, Factory Five has our ’33 Hot Rod which was featured on Horsepower TV on display at select events (click here for a full […]


Factory Five Teams Compete at 10th Annual 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Posted on December 4th, 2012

10 years ago, Dan Lawson and his Factory Five West race team were the VERY FIRST entry to race in the inaugural 25 Hours of Thunderhill road race. We lost […]


Join Us In Utah at the SKJ Customs Open House

Posted on December 3rd, 2012

Scott, a.k.a Honey Badger, will be bringing the Factory Five ’33 that was featured on MuscleCar TV. Join us this weekend, Saturday December 8th, from 10 am to 2 pm […]


Erik H. Wins December 2012 Factory Five Forum POM Contest

Posted on December 3rd, 2012

The December Picture of the Month winners have been announced over on The Factory Five Forum and this month’s overall winner is Erik H. and his ’33 Hot Rod! Erik’s […]


Join Us at World of Wheels Cincinnati – January 11-13

Posted on November 30th, 2012

As part of our 2013 AutoRama/World of Wheels sponsorship, we will be attending the January 11-13 Cincinnati World of Wheels show. We have two complimentary show car spaces reserved for […]


Project 818 Pre-Order Update #2

Posted on November 30th, 2012

November 30, 2012 Update. This week you may have noticed your credit card was charged $99 for your 818 pre-order. We have sold one hundred and eleven 818S models (street […]


Factory Five Customer Rich S. Treks to Factory Five for Coupe Pick-Up

Posted on November 29th, 2012

Factory Five customer Rich S. came by the factory today with his crew to pick-up his Type 65 Coupe kit. Rich plans to use a small block Ford engine for […]


Watch Customer Erik H. at Goodguys 2012 Wounded Warrior Ride Along

Posted on November 29th, 2012

Factory Five customer Erik H. had the opportunity recently to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Foundation last weekend at the GoodGuys Fall Nationals at Del Mar. Erik took […]


FFR Customer Pete O. Reports from 2012 Rocky Mountain Auto Show

Posted on November 29th, 2012

Factory Five Customers Pete O. and Bob B. attended the 2012 Rocky Mountain Auto Show “Crème de la Chrome” at the Denver Convention Center over the Thanksgiving weekend this year. […]


Factory Five Customer Gary H. Graduates FFR6203

Posted on November 26th, 2012

Over on The Factory Five Forum, member buildit has posted his Graduation thread for his Factory Five Mk3 Roadster. FFR6203, which was delivered in July 2007, was actually “finished” in […]


Happy Thanksgiving from Factory Five

Posted on November 21st, 2012

In January of 1998 I met Frank Keyser. Each year Frank has stopped by to visit when in the area. Frank has owned two Factory Five’s and is looking to […]


Project 818 Welcome and First Pre-Order Update

Posted on November 20th, 2012

First of all, welcome to Project 818. If you are receiving this e-mail, you are one of 129 customers who have placed their faith in us and pre-ordered our exciting […]