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Factory Five Master Builder Henry R. Picks-Up His 818S

Posted on September 16th, 2013

We’ve known Henry Renaud for more than 10 years, and in that time, he has built 7 Factory Fives (2 GTM, 3 Roadsters, 1 Hot Rod, 1 Challenge Car)!  Henry […]

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Factory Five Customer Rick S. Embarks on a “Tour de USA”

Posted on September 13th, 2013

Factory Five customer Rick Soloway has started on his “Tour de USA,” a cross-country road trip he is taking over the next three months in his Mk4 Roadster. Rick kicked […]

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Viper Club of New England Visits Factory Five

Posted on September 9th, 2013

Last Saturday, September 7th, 2013, Factory Five Racing hosted the Dodge Viper Club of New England.  It was a perfect day for a cruise and factory visit.  Club member Dave […]

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Customer Jeff L. Picks-up His GTM!

Posted on September 9th, 2013

Left to Right: Dave Smith, Jeff Loeffler, Bill Loeffler, Jeff’s son, and FFR’s Dave Correia. This past Saturday was a lot of fun for me.  I got to deliver a […]

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Race Report from the First FFR Invitational at Mid-Ohio

Posted on September 5th, 2013

There’s been a lot of great racing in the Factory Five-NASA Challenge Series this year, and we received a report from driver John George recapping the recent race weekend at […]

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Factory Five Customer Jim K.’s GTM Featured on GTspirit.com

Posted on September 4th, 2013

Factory Five customer Jim K. from East Sandwich, MA sent us an e-mail letting us know that his Gen 1 GTM was featured in an article on GTspirit.com, a news […]

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Project 818 Continues to Hit Targets!

Posted on August 30th, 2013

The 818S makes the cover of Kit Car Builder Magazine with a full road test/eval, October 2013 issue on newsstands now. There’s plenty to report on Project 818 as the […]

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Greg and Marissa T.’s Cross-Country Hot Rod Pick-Up

Posted on August 28th, 2013

Factory Five customers Greg and Marissa T. from San Dimas, CA visited us last week to tour the factory and pick-up their new ’33 Hot Rod kit! They drove over […]

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Look What’s Inside Customer John T.’s Cool Trailer

Posted on August 23rd, 2013

Factory Five customer John Tongish stopped by the other day for a visit.  His visit is notable for a few reasons.  First of all, John is from CALIFORNIA (!), and […]

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Mesquite ISD Auto Tech School Preps for Fourth Mk4 Build

Posted on August 15th, 2013

You may be familiar with the Factory Five Build School offered by Mott Community College in Michigan, but you may not be aware of Factory Five school builds going on […]

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Factory Five Customer Bret T. Wins at First Car Show

Posted on August 14th, 2013

Factory Five Customer Bret T. from Hillsboro, OR purchased his Mk2 Roadster (FFR 4750K) back in 2003, and spent almost 10 years assembling the car exactly how he wanted it. […]

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Factory Five Customer Karen S. Brings #28 Home!

Posted on August 13th, 2013

If you’ve followed any news in the Factory Five community, you’ve likely heard of Dr. Karen Salvaggio. Karen’s list of accomplishments is almost as long as the list of people […]

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Factory Five Lands in Switzerland

Posted on August 9th, 2013

It used to be that wealthy investors would hide their millions in Swiss bank accounts… Today there’s a different kind of treasure stored in Switzerland! A beautiful blue Factory Five […]

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Factory Five Challenge Series Race Report, Mid-Ohio July 2013

Posted on August 9th, 2013

Factory Five Challenge Series driver John George sent us this report of the most recent Challenge Series race in the mid-west. 6 FFR Challenge cars compete at MidOhio July 26-28, […]

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Watch an 818 Build on YouTube with Grassroots Motorsports!

Posted on August 8th, 2013

The crew from Grassroots Motorsports Magazine is building an 818 from disassembling the donor Subaru to building the completed car!  You can watch these episodes online by clicking here. We’ve […]

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Factory Five 818 Customer Andrew M. Helps Kids with Cystic Fibrosis

Posted on August 8th, 2013

I met Andrew M. a while back, and today he visited from Georgia to check the 818 that is now in production and his kit that is shipping in a […]

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Factory Five Forum August Picture of the Month Winner Announced

Posted on August 8th, 2013

Factory Five customer Juan (a.k.a “froggyman”) is the August Picture of the Month winner on the Factory Five Forum! Juan’s Mk3 Roadster was photographed at the Louisville Vietnam Memorial Park […]

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Factory Five Customer’s Roadster Featured on Hot August Nights Poster

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

Factory Five customer Darrell L. from Sparks, NV had the opportunity recently to have his Factory Five Mk3 Roadster photographed for a Hot August Nights poster, celebrating their 27th anniversary. […]

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Kit Pick-ups and Shipments to Near and Far

Posted on July 25th, 2013

Wednesday was a day full of kit pick-ups and shipments here at Factory Five as five new projects left the building.  The list included three Mk4s and two 818s. The […]

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Factory Five Customer Ron L. Completes FFR #7214

Posted on July 25th, 2013

Factory Five customer Ron L. posted on The Factory Five Forum that he has finished his Mk4 Roadster after 3 years of fun and hard work. Here are the details […]

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818 News from Factory Five

Posted on July 24th, 2013

The 818S gets tested by Automobile Magazine and Kit Car Builder Magazine. Busy Month for Our Newest Factory Five I’m taking a week of vacation, so I figured I would […]

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Factory Five 818R Competes in 2013 Ultimate Track Car Challenge

Posted on July 23rd, 2013

The Factory Five team brought the 818R to the annual Grassroots Motorsports’ “Ultimate Track Car Challenge”.  This is a drop-dead serious road race event that attracts the very fastest race […]

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Wind Tunnel Testing the New Factory Five 818

Posted on July 23rd, 2013

The Factory Five crew traveled to Charlotte, NC to visit A2 Wind Tunnel LLC and to test the new 818R and the 818S with optional aerodynamic parts to be sold […]

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Casting Call! Two Guys Garage Goes to Factory Five Build School

Posted on July 22nd, 2013

Kevin Byrd and Willie B from “Two Guys Garage” are coming to the Factory Five Build School this September 27, 28, and 29 and we are inviting students to participate […]

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Factory Five Customer Gary F. and FFR #4683 Travel Around Europe

Posted on July 22nd, 2013

It’s amazing just how far the Factory Five community spans, and we were reminded of this recently by customer Gary F. from southern Spain.  Gary visited Factory Five’s Wareham headquarters […]