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Factory Five Customers Tim and Alicia J. Mk4 Profile

Posted on August 1st, 2014

Factory Five customer Tim and Alicia J. from Ventura, CA sent us these photos of their Mk4 Roadster that they built together over the course of a year and have […]


Complete Kit Car Profiles Factory Five Customer Tom W.’s 818S

Posted on July 31st, 2014

The Factory Five 818 continues to receive great press as next month’s issue of Complete Kit Car in the UK profiles the 818S built by Factory Five customer Tom W. […]


Factory Five Customer Kyle and Jennifer N.’s Mk3 Profile

Posted on July 29th, 2014

Factory Five customer Kyle and Jennifer N. from North Easton, MA sent us these great photos of their Mk3 Roadster. The car was completed in November 2012 by builder Mike […]


FFR Customers Bob & Jonathan C.’s Mk4 Named “Super Smooth”

Posted on July 29th, 2014

You may remember Bob and Jonathan C. as we shared a story of their build where they Jonathan took their recently completed Mk4 Roadster to his school’s prom this past […]


Join Us at the Sandwich Auto Fest & Car Show

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Join Factory Five this weekend as we head to Cape Cod for the Water Street Wing Fling Auto Fest and Car Show in Sandwich MA.  We’re heading to the event […]


2014 Street Rodder Road Tour Visits Factory Five

Posted on July 24th, 2014

The Street Rodder Magazine Road Tour visited Factory Five Racing this past Monday. The entire front parking lot was filled with hot rods, and Factory Five President Dave Smith gave […]


30 Day 818R Build Progress Report

Posted on July 16th, 2014

30 days ago, we decided to try and build an 818R and make it to the Ultimate Track Car Challenge (which is held a week from today, July 18th).  This […]


Factory Five Customer Thomas L. Gets Thanks for Service

Posted on July 14th, 2014

I was lucky to give a brief tour of the company to Thomas Learned and his family who were up from Texas.  Thomas is a 21-year United States Army Veteran, […]


Bass Pro Shops Cruise-In Report – July 10, 2014

Posted on July 11th, 2014

Every other Thursday night all summer long here in New England, the Mass Cruisers Car Club sponsors a HUGE custom car, hot rod, and vintage car cruise-in at Patriot Place […]


House Committee Passes Low Volume Replica Car Bill

Posted on July 10th, 2014

Above: Courtney Hansen from Powernation was a SEMA spokesperson for this legislation. Great news for the custom car industry.  I have been honored to be part of a SEMA advisory […]


Bass Pro Shops Cruise Weather Looks Great! Let’s Roll!

Posted on July 9th, 2014

Join us this Thursday, July 10th at the Bass Pro Shops Cruise-In at Patriot Place in Foxboro Stadium.  It’s been a tough summer as it seems it has rained almost […]


Factory Five Racers John G. and Pat M. Dominate at Limerock

Posted on July 8th, 2014

For the second straight NASA race weekend, Factory Fives end up on the podium!  Factory Five racer Pat McMahon earned a first place finish overall on Friday, July 4th, in […]


Factory Five July 4th Weekend Hours

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

We hope everyone enjoys their 4th of July weekend! Factory Five Racing will be closed Friday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day. We will have a small crew on hand […]


Factory Fives Make History at Re-opened Thompson Speedway

Posted on June 25th, 2014

The nation’s oldest road racing course re-opened last weekend, and Factory Fives dominated the field!  The event was a NASA Pro Racing road race event which drew four Factory Fives – three Challenge […]


2014 London Cobra Show Report

Posted on June 24th, 2014

The 2014 London Cobra Show headlined last Saturday on Main Street in downtown London, Ohio.  Think 1950’s Americana small town USA complete with the annual Strawberry Festival, and add in […]


Factory Five Customer Daniel H. Graduates His Type 65 Coupe

Posted on June 20th, 2014

We always enjoy receiving photos of customers builds and hearing their stories. We first heard that customer Daniel H. from North Carolina had completed his Coupe build when his girlfriend, […]


2014 Factory Five Open House Report

Posted on June 19th, 2014

The 2014 Factory Five Open House was another great success despite threatening skies.  The forecast of rain and the wash out/deluge of the day before definitely kept some people from […]


Factory Five 818 Recognized by President Obama, Maker Faire 2014!

Posted on June 19th, 2014

The accolades keep coming for the Factory Five 818!  Simon Hauger and his kids from West Philly High School displayed their school-built Factory Five at The White House this past […]


Factory Five Customer Tom B. Graduates His Mk4 Roadster!

Posted on June 18th, 2014

Factory Five customer Tom B. from Land O Lakes, FL sent us an e-mail the other day to let us know that he has officially completed his Mk4 Roadster build […]


Factory Five: Best Car for Mid-Life Crisis and Hot Rod Magazine Headliner!

Posted on June 16th, 2014

Check out MSN.com where they picked the Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod as one of the top cars to buy for a mid-life crisis. “This is easily the most interactive […]


289 USRRC Roadster Replica

Posted on June 14th, 2014

50 Year Anniversary of the 289 USRRC Legend This is a fun project to announce.  We’ve had reasons to build this car for more than 10 years, and with the 50th […]


Join Us at Open House & See the New 289 Roadster! June 14, 2014

Posted on June 13th, 2014

Factory Five Open House – June 14: 9 AM to 1 PM It’s that time of year again and EVERYONE is invited to attend our 17th Annual Factory Five Open […]


UK Kit Car Magazine Drives 500 HP GTM

Posted on June 11th, 2014

The kit car industry in the UK is huge, and involves a good number of quality companies, so it is good to see Factory Five customer Steve Knect’s 500 HP GTM […]


Hot Rod Power Tour Update from Cherielynn Westrich

Posted on June 10th, 2014

Factory Five All-Womens 427 Build Team member Cherielynn Westrich sent us a quick video update from the Hot Rod Power Tour while riding in the Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod with FFR’s […]


Customer Bill L. Graduates Type 65 Coupe #421

Posted on June 9th, 2014

Factory Five customer Bill L. from Maine sent us a bunch of photos of his recently completed Type 65 Coupe.  Bill spent five years working on the car and included […]

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