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Customer Paul B.’s Mk4 Wins Big at Detroit Autorama

Posted on February 28th, 2017

Congratulations to Factory Five customer Paul B. from Lake Orion, MI on being awarded 1st Place in the “Homebuilt Sport” class at the 2017 Detroit Autorama with their 20th Anniversary […]

2017 Winter Open House Photos

Posted on February 20th, 2017

The 2017 Factory Five Winter Open House this past Saturday saw clear skies and temps in the mid 40s. Customers got to check out the new all-steel ’33 Hot Rod and […]

All-New Gen 3 Factory Five Coupe

Posted on February 10th, 2017

Introducing the all-new Gen 3 Factory Five Daytona Coupe replica.  This third generation car is completely new.  There is not a single piece of steel chassis, aluminum panel, or composite […]

Join Us for Moochfest, Saturday February 18th!

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

The annual winter tradition of Moochfest is back!  It was only 14 years ago that I found myself hanging out on a Saturday morning with a handful of Factory Five customers […]

From Bucharest with Love!

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

Factory Fives are being built all around the world! Here’s a great story from Bucharest, Romania. Factory Five Tudor Vicol called the Factory Five Build School in November of 2009 […]

68th Annual Grand National Roadster Show Report

Posted on February 2nd, 2017

I travelled out west to attend the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA. The Factory Five crew was mostly unavailable following the previous week’s Barrett-Jackson Show, so I asked […]

Customer Bob B.’s Beautiful Build!

Posted on January 25th, 2017

I met Factory Five customer Bob Boyce when he picked up his Mk4 Roadster last winter (a year ago). Super guy, and like a lot of Factory Five customers, still […]

S3 Magazine Profiles 818R

Posted on January 25th, 2017

Huge congratulations to customer Ron Ewerth of Hiawassee, GA as his highly customized Factory Five 818R was featured in this month’s S3 Magazine, issue 41. Ron built his 818R using […]

Barrett-Jackson 2017 Photos & Wrap-Up Report

Posted on January 24th, 2017

The 2017 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event is now in the history books. This year was the first time we’ve been to Barrett-Jackson since 1997! We plan on making this an annual […]

Join Us at the Grand National Roadster Show! January 27-29

Posted on January 22nd, 2017

We’re heading west after Barrett-Jackson to attend the 68th annual (!) Grand National Roadster Show! We usually only make it out west once a year for the annual Huntington Beach […]

Gen 3 Coupe News & Production Update

Posted on January 20th, 2017

As with previous product launches, I wanted to give you a status report of where we are with respect to the production of the all-new Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe. […]

Barrett-Jackson 2017 Photos! More Added!

Posted on January 19th, 2017

The 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction is officially underway! The crowds are huge, the weather is mild, and our crew is very, very busy covering our show truck with display cars and […]

Gen 3 Type R Coupe Built for Racer Chick

Posted on January 19th, 2017

Gen 3 Coupe production continues to ramp up.  There have been a few delays, but the project is storming ahead at record pace and it is the best new product […]

Factory Five’s Show Strong at Barrett-Jackson

Posted on January 17th, 2017

While our crew is working hard building a steel body ’33 Hot Rod at the show and manning the Factory Five show truck, customer cars are heading across the block […]

Huge Thanks to Northern Alberta Factory Five Customers!

Posted on January 16th, 2017

I got a nice letter today from Factory Five customers Troy and Tara R. from Alberta, Canada. There are about 20 Factory Five customers in Northern Alberta who meet and […]

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Live Build Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod

Posted on January 11th, 2017

Join us at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ for the Factory Five ’33 Live Build! Our crew and customers will be building a steel-bodied ’33 Hot Rod during the week-long Barrett-Jackson […]

New Engine from BluePrint Engines!

Posted on January 9th, 2017

Question: What do you do when your tired old race motor finally gives out? Answer: You call the good guys at BluePrint Engines for a brand-new mill! The crew at […]

Coupe Or Roadster? Cover of Reincarnation Magazine

Posted on January 6th, 2017

Steve Temple from Reincartnation Magazine writes a cover story on two Factory Five customers who built two very different, but very similar cars. Factory Five customer Mario Abril built a […]

Factory Five’s Top 10 of 2016

Posted on January 3rd, 2017

2016 is in the history books and it was another banner year for Factory Five and our ever-expanding community! We’ve made huge investments in the company, from new facility upgrades, […]

Factory Five Heads West for Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017

Posted on December 15th, 2016

We are heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ in a month! We will be bringing out our big rig and show cars for the entire nine day event, and everyone is […]

Factory Five ’33 Wins Top 5 at SEMA 2016!

Posted on December 15th, 2016

Factory Five customer Greg Clouse’s ’33 Hot Rod was selected by Rod Authority as the first of five Top Roadsters from SEMA 2016! This is a huge accomplishment, and Greg’s […]

First Gen 3 Coupe Ships!

Posted on December 6th, 2016

After more than a year of development, we are excited to announce that the first customer Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe has shipped! Factory Five customer Henry Renaud has earned a […]

All-New, All-Steel Factory Five ‘33!

Posted on November 29th, 2016

Introducing the first ALL-STEEL Factory Five body! The body costs $9,990 and is an option that can be added to the Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod.  Now you can build […]

Back from SEMA 2016: Full House!

Posted on November 18th, 2016

Now is a great time to visit Factory Five Racing! The entire crew and all of our cars are back from SEMA and the Emerald Coast Cruizin’, and  you can […]

2016 Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Show Report

Posted on November 16th, 2016

As soon as the Factory Five big rig was loaded up from the 2016 SEMA Show, Honey Badger pointed it east and headed to Florida to make the 2016 Emerald […]