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Join Tony & CherieLynn at Bass Pro Cruise-In, Patriot Place

Posted on August 14th, 2014

The Factory Five crew are heading up to Patriot Place in  Foxboro, MA for the Summer Bass Pro Cruise-In.  The weather is PERFECT and a HUGE crowd is expected.  “Overhaulin’s” […]


Factory Five Welcomes CherieLynn Westrich and Kicker Audio

Posted on August 14th, 2014

We are happy to have CherieLynn Westrich here at Factory Five for a few days! Cherie was on “Overhaulin’,” and most recently she was part of a five-woman build team […]


Factory Five Goes 1,000 Miles with Motor Trend’s “Epic Drives”!

Posted on August 11th, 2014

Ever want to drive a Factory Five on an epic road trip? A few months ago, Arthur St. Antoine, host of Motor Trend’s online show “Epic Drives”, asked if he […]


Where’s Our Good Friend Jeremy?

Posted on August 11th, 2014

Many of you know our good friend Jeremy Luchini from SolidWorks software.  We’ve worked with SolidWorks and have known Jeremy for more than 10 years.  There isn’t a Factory Five […]


Factory Five Thanks Henry R. and Our Troops

Posted on August 6th, 2014

During the economic collapse in 2009, I learned what a great RESPONSIBILITY it is to be the owner of a company.  Today, I was reminded again what a great HONOR it is […]


Team PDG Success Continues with GTM

Posted on August 6th, 2014

We were fortunate to have a visit from Team PDG owners Richard and Yvonne Migliori here at Factory Five a few weeks ago.  Richard and Yvonne gave us pictures of […]


Say Hi to Madison and Nicole!

Posted on August 5th, 2014

For the next two weeks while Sally is on vacation, my daughter Madison will be working reception at Factory Five. Her older sister Nicole will be lending a hand as […]


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 […]