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Two Factory Fives win at O’Kenny’s Falltastic Car Show!

Posted on October 6th, 2014

Factory Five customer George R. sent us pictures from this past weekend’s O’Kenny’s Falltastic Car Show in Valatie, NY where four FFR “33 Hot Rods and two Roadsters were display. […]


Factory Five Customer Ed Konda’s GTM Featured on AutoGo.Ca

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Factory Five customer Ed Konda and his GTM Supercar are featured in an article for Canadian car website AutoGo.ca.  Journalist Nauman Farooq visited Ed at his Ontario Kit Car Consultants office […]


Factory Five Customer Peter B.’s Rescue ‘33

Posted on October 2nd, 2014

That’s right.  A rescue car.  Peter found this car unfinished in California and bought the car, shipped it out to Massachusetts, and used his considerable skills as the owner of […]


A Day in the Life at Factory Five

Posted on October 2nd, 2014

Pro photographer and good friend Christian Rowell from High Octane Image came down the other day and captured some nice shots of a typical day at Factory Five.  Here are […]


Grassroots Motorsports Magazine 818S Build Article #8!

Posted on September 28th, 2014

The November issue of Grassroots Motorsports features the final build part #8 of the magazine’s excellent 818S build series articles. In this section, the car that was built at Wayne Presley’s […]


FFR Customer Kris C.’s ‘33 Wins “Best Ford in a Ford” at NSRA

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

Huge honors for Factory Five customer Kris Colvin and his stunning orange ’33 Hot Rod built by The Auto Shoppe of South Burlington, VT as his car was selected by […]


Factory Five Customer Jeff K. Wins at SCCA “Super Weekend” Event!

Posted on September 12th, 2014

Congratulations to Factory Five customer Jeff K. from Indiana and his friend Joel for both having Top 5 Finishes in their SCCA Region’s “Super Weekend” event last weekend. During this […]


Check Out the All-Women Built Mk4 Roadster Photo Gallery!

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Five industry-pro women built this 535 HP Ford small block-powered Mk4 Roadster on the show “Detroit Muscle”. Click here to watch the episode and to learn more about the build. […]


Watch Industry Pro Women Build a 427 on Detroit Muscle TV!

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Now on PowerNation, five women from the automotive industry build a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster in five days!  If you missed the show when it aired, you can watch it online on PowerNation’s […]


19 Years of Factory Five Stories: Bob & Anita Capps and Sonny Silvia

Posted on September 5th, 2014

There are too many Factory Five stories to tell, and I’m the lucky one who gets to sit in the middle and hear them all.  Here’s a great one, or […]


New 289 USRRC Replica Studio Photos

Posted on September 5th, 2014

The 289 USRRC Roadster is based off of Factory Five’s proven Mk4 Roadster chassis, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 289-powered race cars.  The design focuses on period-correct body […]


Challenge Series Racer Paul Arnold, 2014 Eastern States Champion

Posted on September 3rd, 2014

Factory Five Challenge Series Racer Paul Arnold took 1st place at the inaugural NASA National East Coast Championship after an exciting race. John George, the 2012 Factory Five Challenge Series […]


Factory Five Customer Karen S. Featured on Heels on Wheels

Posted on August 29th, 2014

Recently, Factory Five customer Karen Salvaggio sent us a message saying that she recently recorded a segment for the radio program “Heels on Wheels”.  The originally aired yesterday, August 28, but […]


Best in the Business: High Octane’s Christian Rowell Helps Factory Five Shine

Posted on August 28th, 2014

You’re only as good as your team, and at Factory Five our team is the best. Beyond the talented professionals who work inside the building, we also have a great […]


818 Progress Report: Year One of Production

Posted on August 27th, 2014

The Factory Five 818R race development program has been at full throttle this year. The goal is to make the 818 chassis the most track-capable street car in our line-up […]


Watch Live Video from NASA Nationals East Race, Aug 29-31, 2014

Posted on August 25th, 2014

NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires NASA Nationals East Coast 2014 at Road Atlanta is upon us this weekend, and Factory Five Challenge Series driver John George will be on […]


Grassroots Motorsports Magazine 818S Build Article #7!

Posted on August 25th, 2014

The October issue of Grassroots Motorsports (on newsstands now) features part 7 of their excellent 818S build series articles.  In this article, the car built at Wayne Presley’s Very Cool […]


Summer Sale Ends with End of Summer, August 31

Posted on August 25th, 2014

We had some guys ask about the Summer Sale that just ended, and one brought up a good point that Summer is not over, so why is the Summer Sale […]


Factory Five Tech Crew Draws Big Crowds at Bass Pro Shop Cruise-In

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

The Factory Five tech crew left work a little early on yesterday to attend the bi-weekly Bass Pro Shops Cruise-In at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA.  Tony, Nate, and Jesper […]


Join Factory Five Customers in Santa Monica This Weekend!

Posted on August 21st, 2014

Join Factory Five customers Karen Salvaggio, Frank M. (frankeeski on www.thefactoryfiveforum.com) and Rupert B. this weekend in for a fun evening cruise-in! Karen has been asked by director/producer Patrick Kriwanek to […]


A Busy Day of Filming at Factory Five

Posted on August 21st, 2014

We have fantastic partner companies that we work with here at Factory Five, and one of them visited us last week.  iContact is the company that helps us send out our […]


Street Legal TV Profiles Factory Five Customer Scott L.’s Mk4 Build!

Posted on August 20th, 2014

Factory Five customer Scott L. from Uniontown, Ohio graduated his Mk4 Roadster last month on The Factory Five Forum, and this month his build is profiled on Street Legal TV! […]


Join FFR’s Crew and Customers at Bass Pro This Thursday, 8/21!

Posted on August 19th, 2014

The entire Factory Five tech crew is heading up en masse to Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA this Thursday, August 21st for the Summer Bass Pro Cruise-In.  The weather forecast looks great […]


1,000 Miles in a Factory Five, Seattle to Monterey!

Posted on August 15th, 2014

“All I can say is, if you’ve never experienced motoring like this, you have NO IDEA what you’re missing.” – Arthur St. Antoine, “Epic Drives” When Arthur St. Antoine called […]


Hot Rod Magazine Names Factory Five Coupe “Best Road Trip Car”!

Posted on August 14th, 2014

The team at Hot Rod Magazine had the chance to drive some Factory Fives on this year’s Hot Rod Power Tour.  We brought four Hot Rods to go the 1,800 […]