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Team Thunder Valley Racing Scores Two Podium Finishes with Coupe

Posted on March 4th, 2013

Team Thunder Valley Racing crew leader Karen Salvaggio sent us some good news today reporting that the first competition Factory Five Type 65 Coupe not only secured it’s official logbook […]


Factory Five Customer Steve G.’s Beautiful ‘33 Hot Rod

Posted on March 1st, 2013

Factory Five customer Steve G. sent us some photos of his almost complete ’33 Hot Rod. Steve is putting the finishing touches on his build which he has been working […]


Project 818 Pre-Order Update #5

Posted on February 27th, 2013

February 27, 2013 Update. Project 818 is speeding along at top speed. We’ve got a full time crew of four engineers and two techs, plus support from the rest of […]


BoldRide.com Reports on FFR Winter Open House and Cars

Posted on February 27th, 2013

We’ve received some great press from the car blog website BoldRide.com and writer George Kennedy over the past couple of days. George attended this year’s Winter Open House and has […]


Factory Five Customer Paul D. Cruises #6050 Before Going to Paint

Posted on February 25th, 2013

Factory Five customer Paul D. from Londonderry, NH posted a fun video on Factory Five’s Facebook page back in January, cruising around town in his Mk3 Roadster, still in gel-coat. […]


Factory Five Customer Andy D. Graduates FFR #6261

Posted on February 20th, 2013

Factory Five customer Andy D. from Muskego, WI shared the news that he has officially graduated FFR# 6261, a M3 Roadster with a Sean Hyland 4.6L DOHC putting out 455HP […]


Factory Five Customer Charlie M. Graduates FFR #7249

Posted on February 19th, 2013

Factory Five customer Charlie M. has posted his graduation post for FFR #7249 and says he had a blast building and driving it. Charlie received his Mk4 Roadster kit back […]


Factory Five Customer Raymond T. Receives Award at Dallas Autorama

Posted on February 18th, 2013

Factory Five customer Raymond T. from Fort Worth, TX sent us a message today to let us know that he had a great time displaying his Mk4 Roadster at the […]


Big Crowd Attends Snowy FFR Winter Open House

Posted on February 18th, 2013

The 2013 Factory Five Winter Open House was held this past Saturday and a few hundred attendees stopped by to take a look around the showroom, go for a plant […]


Two Days in Vegas with Hot Rod Magazine’s Unlimited

Posted on February 15th, 2013

We spent two days in the Las Vegas desert with the crew from Hot Rod Magazine and the broadcast show Hot Rod Unlimited. We were joined by customer Karen Salvaggio […]


Join Us for the 2013 Factory Five Winter Open House, a.k.a “Moochfest”

Posted on February 13th, 2013

UPDATE: Due to last weekend’s blizzard, the 2013 Factory Five Winter Open House, a.k.a “Moochfest”,  has been moved to this Saturday, February 16th. It’s that time again when it’s cold, […]


Update: Factory Five Survives Blizzard of 2013

Posted on February 11th, 2013

UPDATE: As of Tuesday, February 12th, we are 100% operational and back to building the best component car kits on the planet! I am happy to report to you that […]


Factory Five Closed For Northeast Snowstorm

Posted on February 7th, 2013

Forecasters predict snow-mageddon here in New England and so we’ve rescheduled our Winter Open House for February 16th, and we will be closed on Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February […]


Project 818 Update #4

Posted on February 7th, 2013

February 7, 2013 Update This weekend’s planned Winter Open House has been delayed by a week (new date is Saturday, February 16th) and I was planning on presenting a comprehensive […]


Winter Open House Rescheduled for Feb. 16, 2013

Posted on February 6th, 2013

We’ve been following the weather forecasts, and with talk of a potentially historic snow storm on Friday night, we have decided to postpone this weekend’s Winter Open House (Moochfest) til […]


Tampa Cruise-In Report, Feb. 2, 2013

Posted on February 4th, 2013

I was fortunate to spend the day in Tampa at the offices of Modified Mustangs & Fords Magazine last Saturday, February 2nd, and we hosted a customer cruise-in event. About […]


Hot Rod Magazine Pits Factory Fives Against Lamborghini in Vegas

Posted on January 31st, 2013

Last weekend, I traveled to Vegas with Jim and Tony from Factory Five. We brought two Mk4 Roadsters, a Type 65 Coupe, and a ’33 Hot Rod for some track […]


Factory Five Customer Mathew M. Graduates FFR7203

Posted on January 30th, 2013

Factory Five customer Matt M. from Garland, TX shared some photos of his Mk4 Roadster, which he completed in December 2012. Matt bought a Factory Five Mk4 base kit, which […]


Stunning Factory Five GTM Debuts in Puerto Rico!

Posted on January 25th, 2013

Factory Five customer Hugo R. built this beautiful GTM Supercar in Puerto Rico. His car was featured on a local television news show and Hugo sent me a cool e-mail […]


Join Us in Charlotte April 4th-7th

Posted on January 24th, 2013

Join us and the crew from Whitby Motorcars at this year’s Charlotte Autofair.  Factory Five Racing’s big show and event truck will again join Jeff Collins and the boys at […]


Factory Fives Perform at 2013 Barrett Jackson

Posted on January 22nd, 2013

The 2013 Barrett Jackson show was one of the biggest ever and the prices for Cobra replicas and customs continues to climb. A total of five customer-built Factory Fives crossed […]


Join Us for Cruise-In to Modified Mustangs & Fords, Saturday, February 2, 2013

Posted on January 21st, 2013

The Factory Five Road Show will be heading to Tampa, Florida on Saturday, February 2nd for a customer cruise-in at the offices of “Modified Mustangs & Fords Magazine” and YOU […]


Dr. Karen Salvaggio Announced as 2013 HPDE Director

Posted on January 21st, 2013

We’re excited to report that Factory Five’s favorite daughter, Karen Salvaggio, has been announced by NASA to become the director of their Northwest Region High Performance Driving Experience. If you […]


FFR Favorites Karen S. & JoAnn B. Headline SEMA Women’s Build Team

Posted on January 16th, 2013

Karen Salvaggio is the first person on the left and JoAnn is the second person on the right. This month’s issue of SEMA Magazine profiles a really great program put […]


FFR Customer Priest H. Reports from Cincinnati Cavalcade of Customs

Posted on January 15th, 2013

Factory Five customer Priest H. sent us a quick e-mail with a quick recap of the 2013 Cincinnati Cavalcade of Customs. Priest attended the show with his Factory Five ’33 […]