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Join Us for the 6th Annual Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In

Posted on April 26th, 2013

NEW THIS YEAR: Expanded Car Show is on Pier Plaza and Main Street! Two Live Bands Will Be Playing During the Saturday Car Show – The Nomads Surf Band will […]


Factory Five Crests 100,000 on Facebook!

Posted on April 25th, 2013

In 1997, when Factory Five customer Greg LaPointe dominated the competition at Run-N-Gun with a relatively unknown car from a small company called Factory Five Racing, we gathered that night […]


Factory Five Customer Chuck A. Gets Magazine Cover with ‘33!

Posted on April 25th, 2013

Huge congratulations to customer Chuck Armstrong for scoring a front page spread in the June 2013 issue of Kit Car Builder magazine.  Also, big thanks to staff writer Steve Temple […]


818 To Enter Production on June 15

Posted on April 25th, 2013

As of April 22nd, 2013, we have received 222 orders for the 818 sports car! The S-model (street) has 184 pre-orders and the R-model (race-competition) has 38 pre-orders. Current production […]


Factory Five to Observe Moment of Silence

Posted on April 22nd, 2013

Factory Five will be observing a moment of silence today at 2:50 P.M. to remember victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The phones will be turned off from 2:50 to […]


Factory Five-Ride Tech Sponsored ‘33 Wraps Up National Title

Posted on April 18th, 2013

This month’s GoodGuys Good Times Gazette has expanded coverage of the 2012 Del Mar Nationals wherein Factory Five partner Bret Voelkel drove his Factory Five ’33 to win the National […]


Factory Five Customer Jim B. Wins Mayor’s Choice Award at Plains, GA Show

Posted on April 18th, 2013

It’s always a sign that spring is here as we start to receive e-mails from Factory Five customers with stories from all of the car shows they attend. This morning, […]


Factory Five Customer Dr. Karen S. and Her Coupe

Posted on April 12th, 2013

This months Hot Rod Magazine has a great story about Factory Five cars, but there’s more to the “behind the scenes” action! While we were out in Vegas a few […]


Hot Rod Magazine Profiles Factory Five DIY Cars!

Posted on April 11th, 2013

It seems like everything is digital these days, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that it is still fun to pick up a hard copy magazine, especially a great […]


Factory Five Customer Tyler W. Graduates FFR7881!

Posted on April 10th, 2013

Factory Five customer and forum member Tyler Wayne has posted his graduation thread for FFR7881! The Mk4 Roadster kit was delivered on 8/22/12 and was officially registered on 4/3/13. Tyler […]


Summit Racing Factory Five Mk4 Online Build

Posted on April 8th, 2013

One of the coolest projects that we’ve done in a long time is to build a Mk4 Roadster for the President of Summit Racing. When we made this deal, we […]


Factory Five-Car Warriors ‘33 Hot Rod Raises $60,000 For CF Foundation

Posted on March 29th, 2013

Jenny Smith and Pam Spitzer, Director of New England Region Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. During season two of “Car Warriors” on Speed Channel, two teams of Factory Five customers built side-by-side […]


Factory Five-Ford Racing Millenium Falcon Returns Home!

Posted on March 29th, 2013

Four years ago, we shipping one of our factory demo race cars over to the boys at Ford Racing.  The car was originally built by Panoz Auto Development as one […]


Factory Five ‘33 Hot Rod Featured at Hot Rod Homecoming

Posted on March 26th, 2013

Last weekend, Hot Rod Magazine held their 65th Anniversary Show called The Hot Rod Homecoming, a gathering of all of the Hot Rod Magazine feature and cover cars they could […]


Go 150 MPH at VIR With Challenge Series Driver John George

Posted on March 25th, 2013

Factory Five Challenge Cars are DOMINATING at races around the country. Watch customer John George (2012 Factory Five-NASA Nationals Champion) trip 150 MPH on the back straight at VIR during […]


Join Us at World of Wheels Boston, March 22-24

Posted on March 20th, 2013

Factory Five Racing has been attending Autorama and World of Wheels shows throughout the year with customers displaying their Roadsters and going on to receive Best in Class awards. This […]


Factory Five Customer Paul B. Awarded 2nd Place at Detroit Autorama!

Posted on March 11th, 2013

Factory Five Racing was well represented at the 2013 Detroit Autorama as customers Mark H. and Paul B. displayed their Mk3 Roadsters along side the Factory Five-MuscleCar TV ’33 Hot […]


Ride Along with Ralph Button Across the Country

Posted on March 6th, 2013

Factory Five customer Ralph Button was profiled by Jim Coleman in a video called “The Traveler” which documents Ralph’s cross-country journey from North Carolina to Las Vegas, Nevada for the […]


Factory Five Customer Doug M. Wins at Salt Lake City Autorama!

Posted on March 5th, 2013

Factory Five customer Doug M. sent us a quick recap of the Salt Lake City Autorama event which was held the other weekend, February 22nd thru 24th. The Factory Five […]


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 […]