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The Musselman Family Graduates Factory Five #7369

Posted on April 22nd, 2014

Factory Five customers Barry, Brent, and Kyle Musselman shared the news over the weekend that they have officially graduated FFR #7369 as their Mk4 Roadster is now officially registered in Pennsylvania! […]


The Way It’s Supposed to Be

Posted on April 18th, 2014

I met Deke and Corrin Brown at last year’s Huntington Beach Cruise-In.  Deke ordered Factory Five Hot Rod kit #555 (that’s just good karma right out of the box).  Now […]


Dino Petrocelli and Crew Visits Factory Five

Posted on April 18th, 2014

We were honored to have our favorite automotive photographer Dino Petrocelli visit Factory Five yesterday with his crew Scott, Freddie, and Dino Jr.  Dino has photographed the lion’s share of […]


Join Us for the 7th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In, April 26th

Posted on April 9th, 2014

Spend a day at the beach with over 100 Factory Fives, music, car show awards, and good times! The 7th Annual Factory Five-Huntington Beach Cruise-In event will be held this […]


New Factory Five Soft Top Now Available

Posted on April 4th, 2014

Like our Mk4 Roadster and ’33 Hot Rod, a lot of customers have asked for a high end, truly all weather capable soft top for their 818 so we went […]


Customer Carlos C. Presents Coast Guard Flag to Factory Five

Posted on April 4th, 2014

Factory Five customer Carlos C. from Florida drove up to pick-up his Type 65 Coupe this week and had a gift that he presented to us.  Carlos has been in […]


Factory Five Customers Win Big at Two March Car Show Events

Posted on April 1st, 2014

It’s getting to be that time of the year when stories of weekend car shows starting coming in on a weekly basis.  Last weekend, several Factory Five customers sent reports […]


Join Factory Five’s Sally B. for Breakfast in Florida This Thursday

Posted on April 1st, 2014

As many of you are aware, our winter up here in New England seemed like it was never going to end.  So when the 1st day of Spring finally arrived, […]


Grassroots Motorsports Magazine 818S Build Article #4!

Posted on March 26th, 2014

Tim Suddard and his staff at Grassroots Motorsports Magazine have documented the build of their Factory Five 818S street car in pages of the magazine.  This month is chapter 3 […]


AutoWeek and AutoBlog Tag Team 818 Features

Posted on March 24th, 2014

The newest Factory Five, the 818 Sports Car, entered production 8 months ago in June 2013 and we’ve shipped over 160 units so far!  The car has received a good […]


“Creative Uses for Spare Corvette Parts” – Vette Magazine

Posted on March 24th, 2014

  Veteran industry writer Steve Temple visited Factory Five and photographed customer Bill F.’s beautiful twin turbo GTM for “Vette Magazine”.  Bill’s car was built by the crew at SKJ […]


Bad Boy 427 Engine for All-Women’s Build Team!

Posted on March 19th, 2014

In a few weeks, an all-women team of industry professionals will be building a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster on PowerNation. We can’t leak all the details since the show will […]


Factory Five customer Henry R. Heads Out for Overseas Air Force Reserve Deployment #5!

Posted on March 19th, 2014

Henry Renaud has built a bunch of Factory Fives. He’s built a GTM and a Mk3 that were featured in magazines and he’s currently building an 818 that we’re sure […]


Factory Five 818 Joins GTM at Experience Aviation Non-Profit

Posted on March 11th, 2014

World-record setting pilot Barrington Irving was the youngest and the first African-American pilot to fly solo around the world.  Barrington’s charity organization named “Experience Aviation” teaches under-privileged inner-city youth valuable […]


Factory Five Customer Erik H. Builds All-Electric 818S!

Posted on March 4th, 2014

Erik (right) attended last year’s Factory Five Open House.  We grabbed this photo of him with Sally (left) and Tony (middle). Erik Hansen runs a company called 33 Machine (moonlights […]


Two Guys Garage-FFR Build School Episode Airs This Weekend!

Posted on March 4th, 2014

This weekend, Willie B from Two Guys Garage visits the Factory Five Build School at Mott Community College.  The episode airs on Saturday, March 8th at 6:00 AM and on […]


Factory Five Wins “Best of the Best” Award!

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

The Factory Five booth featured our Mk4 Roadster, 818S Sports Car, Type 65 Coupe, and ’33 Hot Rod. The 2014 show season officially started this past weekend as the Factory […]


Sneak Peek at Factory Five-Hot Rod Magazine ‘33

Posted on February 26th, 2014

In our January 2014 e-mail update, we mentioned that we are working on several exciting projects here at Factory Five, one of which is a Special Edition Hot Rod Magazine […]


Factory Five Customer Richard R’s Daughter’s Roadster Proposal

Posted on February 25th, 2014

It was almost two years ago that we did a story on Richard and Travis Ray finishing up their Mk3.1 Roadster build. They had just finished getting it registered before […]


Factory Five Roadster Makes Popular Mechanic’s Top 10 Cars of All Time List

Posted on February 20th, 2014

Jay’s Mk3 Roadster was awarded 2nd Place in Class at the 2007 Knotts Berry Farm Car Show. Factory Five customer Jay S. from Prescott, AZ shared with us today that […]


Factory Five Earns Great Local Press For International Business

Posted on February 14th, 2014

Factory Five Racing has recently been profiled in both the New Bedford Standard Times and the Wareham Week.  The new 818 along with the rest of our component car line-up […]


Hewlett Packard Case Study: Factory Five Racing

Posted on February 11th, 2014

Our work with Hewlett Packard and SolidWorks goes back years, and it is not an exaggeration to say that the new 818 would not have been possible without the integration […]


Factory Five Customer Mark P.’s Awesome Mk4

Posted on February 11th, 2014

Factory Five customer Mark P. shared on The Factory Five Forum the other day that his Mk4 Roadster was selected by the Gateway C-car Club as the Car of the […]


Factory Five Community Grows in Puerto Rico!

Posted on February 11th, 2014

I met Victor G. back in 2011 when he visited from Puerto Rico.  Victor had already built his Mk3 and had won a good number of car show trophies on […]


FFR Customer Hugo R.’s GTM Featured in Puerto Rico Racing Expo

Posted on February 4th, 2014

A Puerto Rican television station featured Hugo’s GTM on a fun road test (in spanish only). Factory Five customer Huge R. has helped customers in Puerto Rico get their cars […]

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