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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 […]


Project 818 Pre-Order Update #3

Posted on January 14th, 2013

Project 818 is moving along on target and the team is making excellent progress. We’ve made some major investments to accelerate the project and hopefully reduce production ramp-up time now […]


Factory Five Customer Brian P.’s Stunning GTM

Posted on January 10th, 2013

Factory Five customer Brian P. recently sent us these photos of his Gen 1 GTM which he completed about a year ago. Brian picked up the kit in February 2009 […]


New Factory Five ‘33 Hot Rod Built by SKJ Customs Gallery Now Online

Posted on January 4th, 2013

The crew from SKJ Customs built this stunning 1,400 HP ’33 Hot Rod which was featured at the 2010 and 2011 SEMA Shows. The car also features a custom red […]


Join Us at The Kansas City World Of Wheels Show – February 8-10

Posted on January 4th, 2013

As part of our 2013 AutoRama/World of Wheels sponsorship, we will be attending the February 8-10 Kansas City World of Wheels show. We have two complimentary show car spaces reserved […]


Cool Photos of Factory Five Customer Tom V.’s ‘33 Hot Rod

Posted on January 2nd, 2013

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s a cool photo that Factory Five customer Tom V. posted over on the Factory Five Forum of his ’33 Hot Rod out in the snow. […]


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 […]