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Factory Five Teams Up With Autorama to Offer Customers Spots!

Posted on December 11th, 2012

10 Shows and Customers are Welcome We’re joining forces with the crew from Autorama/World of Wheels again this year and Factory Five customers are WELCOME!  Here’s the deal: Our ’33 […]

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Factory Five Customer Rob I. Builds a Stunning ’33 Hot Rod

Posted on December 10th, 2012

Factory Five customer Robert I. from Bradford, Ontario sent us these photos of this stunning ’33 Hot Rod that is almost completed. Rob says they are 90% there and that […]

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Factory Five-Ridetech ’33 Hot Rod Huge National Autocross Win!

Posted on December 5th, 2012

Hot Rod Magazine editor Rob Kinnan wrote in 2009, “The Factory Five Hot Rod handles like an Indy Car.” We like to tell people that our ’33 looks period-correct, but […]

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Factory Five Customers Are Calendar Heroes

Posted on December 5th, 2012

If you build a Factory Five, odds are pretty good someone is going to want you in their calendar. New for 2013, the RM Automotive Finishes calendar features Tom and […]

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Gemini Motorsports Factory Five Type 65 Coupe Wins at Autorama

Posted on December 4th, 2012

During the 2012-2013 Autorama/World of Wheels shows, Factory Five has our ’33 Hot Rod which was featured on Horsepower TV on display at select events (click here for a full […]

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Factory Five Teams Compete at 10th Annual 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Posted on December 4th, 2012

10 years ago, Dan Lawson and his Factory Five West race team were the VERY FIRST entry to race in the inaugural 25 Hours of Thunderhill road race. We lost […]

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Join Us In Utah at the SKJ Customs Open House

Posted on December 3rd, 2012

Scott, a.k.a Honey Badger, will be bringing the Factory Five ’33 that was featured on MuscleCar TV. Join us this weekend, Saturday December 8th, from 10 am to 2 pm […]

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Erik H. Wins December 2012 Factory Five Forum POM Contest

Posted on December 3rd, 2012

The December Picture of the Month winners have been announced over on The Factory Five Forum and this month’s overall winner is Erik H. and his ’33 Hot Rod! Erik’s […]

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Join Us at World of Wheels Cincinnati – January 11-13

Posted on November 30th, 2012

As part of our 2013 AutoRama/World of Wheels sponsorship, we will be attending the January 11-13 Cincinnati World of Wheels show. We have two complimentary show car spaces reserved for […]

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Project 818 Pre-Order Update #2

Posted on November 30th, 2012

November 30, 2012 Update. This week you may have noticed your credit card was charged $99 for your 818 pre-order. We have sold one hundred and eleven 818S models (street […]

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Factory Five Customer Rich S. Treks to Factory Five for Coupe Pick-Up

Posted on November 29th, 2012

Factory Five customer Rich S. came by the factory today with his crew to pick-up his Type 65 Coupe kit. Rich plans to use a small block Ford engine for […]

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Watch Customer Erik H. at Goodguys 2012 Wounded Warrior Ride Along

Posted on November 29th, 2012

Factory Five customer Erik H. had the opportunity recently to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Foundation last weekend at the GoodGuys Fall Nationals at Del Mar. Erik took […]

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FFR Customer Pete O. Reports from 2012 Rocky Mountain Auto Show

Posted on November 29th, 2012

Factory Five Customers Pete O. and Bob B. attended the 2012 Rocky Mountain Auto Show “Crème de la Chrome” at the Denver Convention Center over the Thanksgiving weekend this year. […]

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Factory Five Customer Gary H. Graduates FFR6203

Posted on November 26th, 2012

Over on The Factory Five Forum, member buildit has posted his Graduation thread for his Factory Five Mk3 Roadster. FFR6203, which was delivered in July 2007, was actually “finished” in […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Factory Five

Posted on November 21st, 2012

In January of 1998 I met Frank Keyser. Each year Frank has stopped by to visit when in the area. Frank has owned two Factory Five’s and is looking to […]

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Project 818 Welcome and First Pre-Order Update

Posted on November 20th, 2012

First of all, welcome to Project 818. If you are receiving this e-mail, you are one of 129 customers who have placed their faith in us and pre-ordered our exciting […]

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Factory Five Customer Andrew W. Graduates FFR5228!

Posted on November 16th, 2012

Over on The Factory Five Forum, customer Andrew W., aka C6ZZ, has posted his graduation thread for FFR5228! Andrew picked up one of the last Mk2 Roadsters back in 2004 […]

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Factory Five Customer Gary G. Completes Hot Rod Build in 90 Days!

Posted on November 15th, 2012

It’s always fun to read customer e-mails discussing their builds and we received on yesterday from Factory Five customer Gary G. with pictures of his ’33 Hot Rod that he […]

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RideTech Factory Five ‘33 Hot Rod Finishes 3rd in Optima Challenge

Posted on November 13th, 2012

The crew at RideTech have been working on their Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod all summer, taking it to events such at the GoodGuys Shootout Autocross held back in July […]

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Six Factory Fives Customers Meet for Mid-Fall Cruise

Posted on November 13th, 2012

Factory Five customer Patrick W. sent us some photos of a cruise he went on with some fellow Factory Five Roadster owners last week. What was dubbed the “Unofficial End […]

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Veteran’s Day 2012

Posted on November 12th, 2012

On behalf of all of the hard-working and patriotic employees of Factory Five, I would like to send a message of Thanks to all veterans of the US Armed Forces […]

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Monday Morning at Factory Five!

Posted on November 12th, 2012

It’s a busy Monday morning here at Factory Five as we move cars around after being unloaded off the Factory Five big rig which returned last week from the 2012 […]

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Power TV Visits the Factory Five Booth at SEMA 2012

Posted on November 5th, 2012

At the 2012 SEMA Show, the crew from Power TV stopped by the Factory Five booth to film a few short video interviews with the Factory Five team. Here is […]

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Big Crowds Fill Factory Five Booth at SEMA 2012

Posted on November 2nd, 2012

The crowds at the Factory Five Racing booth were huge! The 818 drew a very large crowd eager to see FFR’s newest creation, but there was still plenty of interest […]

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Team PDG’s Factory Five GTM Showcased in Baja Designs SEMA Booth

Posted on November 2nd, 2012

Prototype Development Group had their GTM race car as the feature booth car for Baja Designs, which manufactures extreme lighting components in both LED and HID configurations. Team PDG has […]