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Customer Lewis C. Visits with His Beautiful Mk4 Roadster

Posted on October 12th, 2015

It’s a perfect New England fall day, and Factory Five customer Lewis C. is spending it driving around in his Mk4 Roadster that he completed earlier this year! Factory Five President […]


New 818 Configurations Windtunnel Tested

Posted on October 6th, 2015

We took the new 818 to A2 Windtunnel in Mooresville, NC to test the new nose configuration, nose insert design, and airflow/cooling variations of ducting. The 818 program enters a […]


Check Out the New GTM Photo Gallery!

Posted on October 2nd, 2015

As we near the start of the 2015 SEMA Show in a month, we’ve added a photo gallery of the GTM that we brought to last year’s big event.  This […]


Join Factory Five at the Bass Pro Shops Cruise-In Tomorrow!

Posted on September 23rd, 2015

Tomorrow night is looking like it will be the perfect night for a cruise-in here in New England! The Factory Five crew will be heading up to Foxboro, MA for […]


Customer Jim F. Gradutes His ‘33 Hot Rod!

Posted on September 23rd, 2015

Factory Five customer Jim F. from San Antonio, TX picked-up his ’33 Hot Rod kit in January of this year, and nine months later, has officially graduated his build!  Jim […]


Factory Five Launches 2015 Independent Rear Suspension Option

Posted on September 23rd, 2015

The new Factory Five Indepentdent Rear Suspension is designed to use 2015 and later Ford Mustang center section, spindles, and brakes. The new IRS is available for the Mk4 Roadster, […]


20 Years of Connections at Factory Five

Posted on September 21st, 2015

I worked this past Saturday at Factory Five, doing plant tours and essentially the same job I’ve been doing since 1995.  Customer Chris P from Ohio was here to pick […]


Meet the All-New 818 Coupe!

Posted on September 14th, 2015

Introducing the all-new 818 Coupe!  This design joins the 818S street model and the 818R race model.  The design is based on the 818 chassis, but incorporates a new removable […]


Factory Five Customer Rob B.’s Mk3 Build Profiled in Kit Car UK!

Posted on August 27th, 2015

Factory Five customer Rob B. is featured in a new article published in the September 2015 issue of Kit Car Magazine in the UK.  In the article, Rob details his […]


Customer Bob B. “Retires to Style” with his GTM!

Posted on August 26th, 2015

Factory Five customer Bob B.’s #26 GTM was recently featured in volume 3 of Motor Club Magazine.  The magazine was created for Monticello Motor Club Members, and Bob’s gets a nice […]


Factory Five August 818 Update

Posted on August 26th, 2015

The last 818 update that I sent out was in April just prior to our debut of the newest 818 Coupe at Open House in June (click here to read […]


Meet the Interns from Wisconsin and Wake Forest

Posted on July 22nd, 2015

This summer we are lucky to have two interns working here at Factory Five.  Charlie Ionata is working in the Admin area doing Marketing.  Charlie is entering his junior year […]


Join Us at the 2015 Syracuse Nationals This Weekend!

Posted on July 15th, 2015

The Factory Five crew is traveling to Syracuse, NY for the 2015 Right Coast Nationals car show. This year, Factory Five Tech Guys Dan Golub and Vinny DeGeorge will be at […]


A Day in the Life at Factory Five

Posted on July 14th, 2015

I am always proud of the team here at Factory Five. I do however, sometimes take for granted the fact that we get a lot done in a day.  Yesterday […]


Happy July 4th From Factory Five!

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

“I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom […]


Factory Five Big Rig Returns from London, OH

Posted on June 30th, 2015

The Factory Five show and event trailer is back in Wareham after a fun weekend at the London Cobra Show in Ohio.  The crew got right to work unloading it […]


2015 London Cobra Show Breaks Records!

Posted on June 29th, 2015

This year, the 2015 London Cobra Show hosted by the Ohio Cobra Club raised $111,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!  We attended the super fun 3-day event in London, Ohio […]


2nd Annual Dartmouth Veteran’s Car Show

Posted on June 29th, 2015

Norman Gunderson and his buddies at the Darmouth Veteran’s Advisory Board hosted their 2nd Annual Dartmouth Car Show to benefit Veteran’s and Factory Five Racing sponsored this worthy cause.  The […]


Factory Five Customer David P. Visits from Texas

Posted on June 25th, 2015

I was honored to host Factory Five customer David P. and his wife Shelly for a visit here at Factory Five Racing.  David works for Mission Control/NASA down in Houston, […]


2015 Factory Five Open House Report

Posted on June 19th, 2015

Similar to last year, we had a small threat of rain in the forecast leading up to the 2015 Open House.  Luckily, the rain held off, and the morning brought […]


Factory Five Customer John George Racaps Two June Race Events

Posted on June 17th, 2015

Factory Five customer John George has posted a couple of race reports for the recent Challenge Series events at MidOhio Raceway and New Jersey Motorsports Park. During the first weekend […]


Day 20 of 20: Meet the All-New Factory Five 818C!

Posted on June 13th, 2015

Introducing the all-new 818 Coupe!  This design joins the 818S street model and the 818R race model.  The design is based on the 818 chassis, but incorporates a new removable […]


Day 19 of 20: 20th Anniversary Mk4 Roadster Revealed!

Posted on June 12th, 2015

UPDATE: We have sold the 20 Special Edition Mk4 Roadsters! How do you celebrate 20 years of the best-selling 427 replica in the world?  Six months ago, I gathered with […]


Join Us at Open House on June 13th!

Posted on June 12th, 2015

Factory Five Open House – June 13: 9 AM to 1 PM It’s that time of year again and EVERYONE is invited to attend our 18th Annual Factory Five Open […]


Five Day Factory Five Build at FedEx/St. Jude’s PGA Tour!

Posted on June 11th, 2015

Factory Five customer Bob McKee is organizing a 5-day build to be held at the 2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic PGA Golf tournament.  Bob has recruited a group of FedEx […]