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RideTech-Built Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod Running FAST!!! Watch the Video.

Posted on June 21st, 2012

Ridetech President Bret Vodlkel has been driving the wheels off their Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod. The guys have taken the car on the Hot Rod Power Tour and are […]


Factory Five Hot Rod Draws Big Crows at LA Roadster Show

Posted on June 20th, 2012

The LA Roadster Show at the Pomona Fairgrounds was a big success this weekend for Factory Five as our booth say a ton of traffic. The booth was manned by […]


Hammink Performance Test Challenge Car at Circuit Zandvoort

Posted on June 20th, 2012

Hammink Performance, the official European Distributor for Factory Five, recently sent us this video of them testing out their almost complete Factory Five Challenge Car at the Circuit Zandvoort in […]


Factory Five Racing Wins Southern New England Small Business of the Year

Posted on June 19th, 2012

The greater New Bedford Chamber of Commerce has selected Factory Five Racing to receive its 2012 Small Business of the Year Award. “Factory Five is a wonderful company and a […]


Factory Five GTM Featured in New York Times Article

Posted on June 19th, 2012

Automobile’s Ezra Dyer did a fun video for Yahoo Autos a while back on the new McLaren supercar and compared briefly to a Factory Five GTM. A tremendous amount of […]


Sam Martin’s Factory Five Roadster Featured On Cruisenightcars.com

Posted on June 14th, 2012

Factory Five customer Sam Martin e-mailed us this story of his Mk4 Roadster being selected as Cruisenightcars.com’s Featured Car! Sam picked up his Roadster in August 2010 and brought it […]


Factory Five-Summit Racing Mk4 Project Update

Posted on June 13th, 2012

The Summit Racing-Factory Five Mk4 project is going strong and the boys from SKJ customs are doing a great job putting the car together, starting with this 400+ hp 351W/427 […]


Factory Five Stands Up for the U.S. Navy

Posted on June 13th, 2012

We get a lot of nice letters from customers here at Factory Five and the other day, we received a GREAT one! U.S. Navy Captain Ryan Tillotson visited Factory Five […]


2012 Open House Report… Best Ever, Full Coverage!

Posted on June 12th, 2012

The Factory Five 2012 Open House was by far the best Open House to date. The best weather, the most number of cars, and the most attendees. The day dawned […]


818 development testing video

Posted on June 9th, 2012

May 2012 Testing and Specifications Adam Costa at Lone Wolf Productions put together this brief video showing some track testing of the 818 chassis and 818R body shape.


15th Annual Factory Five Open House! June 9th, 2012

Posted on June 8th, 2012

Join us for a very special Open House event! This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Factory Five Racing Summer Open House! This year’s Open House will be held […]


Factory Five Racing Nominated for Southern New England Small Business of the Year

Posted on June 6th, 2012

Providence Business News reports that Factory Five Racing was one of eleven local south eastern New England businesses that have been nominated by the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce and […]


FFR and Summit Racing Team-Up to Build the Ultimate Mk4

Posted on June 6th, 2012

Modified Mustangs & Fords Magazine recently released details on a new car we are building with the crew from Summit Racing. The car will be unveiled at the 2012 GoodGuys […]


Join Us at the 2012 LA Roadster Show & Swap – June 16 & 17

Posted on June 6th, 2012

Factory Five Racing customer and ’33 Machine owner Erik Hansen will be staffing the Factory Five booth at the 2012 LA Roadster Show at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA this […]


New McLaren MP4-12C and Factory Five GTM on Yahoo

Posted on June 5th, 2012

A few weeks ago, we hosted Automobile Magazine’s Ezra Dyer here at Factory Five Racing. Ezra had brought one of the very first McLaren’s down for some testing. We brought […]


Factory Five Brochures Available Online

Posted on June 4th, 2012

We’ve posted PDF versions of our latest brochures on our website and you can view them for free. We’re still happy to send your hard copies. Here’s a sample brochure […]


Challenge Cars Run Fast at New Jersey Motorsports Park

Posted on May 29th, 2012

Factory Five customer and Challenge Series Racer John “GoPro Pro” George sends us some rock star in-car footage of last weekend’s race at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Check out the […]


Join Us at the 2012 London C-car Show – June 21-24

Posted on May 25th, 2012

The London C-car Show has been an annual event since 2002 with replica enthusiasts gathering in London, Ohio for the world’s largest rolling car show of vintage GT40 and C-car […]


Join Us for GoodGuys East Coast Nationals – June 15-17

Posted on May 25th, 2012

This year, we’re attending the June 15-17 GoodGuys show in West Springfield, MA and customers are invited to join us at this fun three day event. We’re bringing a good […]


Stand and Recognize Capt. Brandon Stockwell, USMC

Posted on May 23rd, 2012

Today I received an e-mail from Mike and Kim Stockwell, the parents of Capt. Brandon Stockwell, who gave us an update on how he’s doing after his fourth deployment to […]


Factory Five Army Assembles

Posted on May 22nd, 2012

If you know Factory Five, you know we don’t have any salesmen. Rather, our customers are our salesmen. Recently, our truck driver Scott “Honey Badger” Bell told us every time […]


2012 Carlisle Imports & Replicas Show Report

Posted on May 21st, 2012

This year’s Carlisle Imports & Replicas Show featured perfect weather and lots of great people.  The full FFR line-up was on hand including customer Tim D.’s 347-powered Mk4 Roadster and […]


Factory Five Racing Parts Catalog Upgrade

Posted on May 18th, 2012

Here’s a sneak peak of the updated FFR parts catalog. You may have noticed the last few days we’ve been having some technical problems with our parts catalog. We apologize […]


Factory Five Wins AHA Good Manufacturing Award

Posted on May 18th, 2012

We’ve been attending the west coast’s largest handbuilt automotive show since 1996. The AHA (Association of Handbuilt Automobiles) hosts hundreds of customs at their annual show in Pomona, CA. In […]


Huntington Beach Cruise-In Video Collection!

Posted on May 18th, 2012

The 2012 Huntington Beach Cruise-In was an exceptional customer event and a ton of fun. Factory Five video pro Greg Hoy put together 11 short videos to give you an […]