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Every Factory Five is Made with the Power of the Sun!

Posted on May 8th, 2015

As of yesterday, May 7th, 2015, Factory Five Racing’s solar array is fully functional!  The system that we have installed over the last few months is a 181 kWh array […]

1,200 HP Factory Five GTM Scores Kit Car UK Cover!

Posted on May 7th, 2015

The guys at Kit Car Magazine UK (www.kit-cars.com) have done a great job featuring a one-of-a-kind Factory Five GTM on the front cover of their April 2015 issue! Factory Five […]

Engine Power TV Builds the “Rattle Can Rod”

Posted on May 7th, 2015

“Today we build an affordable Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod kit with only an electric drill, pop rivets, and Dupli-Color rattle can paint, and then we’re giving it away!” – […]

Factory Fives Run Fast at Hyperfest!

Posted on May 7th, 2015

Last weekend was NASA’s big HyperFest race event at Virginia International Raceway, and Factory Five was well represented!  Five Challenge Series drivers raced during the weekend, and customer John K. […]

2015 Huntington Beach Cruise-In Report

Posted on April 29th, 2015

The 2015 Huntington Beach Cruise-In was a big success!  Over 130 Factory Five cars attended making the 8th annual event the biggest ever.  We had exactly two spaces left before […]

Factory Five is Getting Ready to Go Solar!

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Our roof mounted solar system is almost completely installed  The electrical inspector signed off on the system, and now we are waiting on the power company to let us turn […]

Factory Five “Rattle Can Rod” This Weekend on PowerNation

Posted on April 22nd, 2015

Above: Factory Five President Dave Smith test drives the ’33 “Rattle Can Rod”. This weekend on PowerNation, the Factory Five guys team up with the Pat and Mike from “Engine […]

110 MPG Factory Five Nets Podium Finish at Green Grand Prix!

Posted on April 22nd, 2015

I traveled to the 2015 Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Raceway with Factory Five crew members Jim Schenck and Kyle Barros to provide support to an exciting team […]

Join Us for the 8th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In!

Posted on April 21st, 2015

Click Here Register Now! Space is Limited! It’s here!  Registration is open and we are getting ready to rock at the 8th annual Factory Five-Huntington Beach Cruise-In! Spend a day […]

Factory Five Closed Monday, April 20th for Patriot’s Day

Posted on April 17th, 2015

In 1969, the third Monday in April was officially designated as Patriot’s Day which can be traced back to the Sons of the American Revolution in Massachusetts who first began […]

Factory Five 818 Update – Spring 2015

Posted on April 14th, 2015

This summer will mark the two-year anniversary of the introduction of the new Factory Five 818! Shortly thereafter we began shipping 818S kits. This summer we will celebrate this milestone […]

Factory Five 818C Model Getting Closer To Launch

Posted on April 14th, 2015

In January, we showed you our prototype shape for the new 818C removable hard top. Since then, production molds have been built and the tech/R&D team has been building an […]

Factory Five Facility Goes Solar!

Posted on April 6th, 2015

Over the next month, Factory Five Racing will be installing a solar array on top of our manufacturing facility here in Wareham, MA. The resulting renewable solar energy will be […]

8th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In Update – April 3rd, 2015

Posted on April 3rd, 2015

Factory Five partner companies have sweetened the pot for FFR owners at the 2015 Huntington Beach Cruise-In with some great raffle prizes. Anyone who registers and attends the event will […]

Factory Five ‘33 Scores Cover of UK Kit Car Magazine

Posted on March 25th, 2015

Rob Hawkins and his team at Kit Car Magazine (a UK publication) have done a great job testing a Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod built to UK-IVA standards by the […]

First Official 818S Build School is a Success!

Posted on March 10th, 2015

Factory Five Engineer Jesper I. and Tech Support Specialist Jay K. headed over to Howell, MI to attend the first 818S class at the Factory Five-Mott Community College three-day build […]

Photo Gallery of Factory Five Cars in the Snow

Posted on February 20th, 2015

With all of the snow this year in New England, we thought it would be a fun idea to take some pictures in this epic New England snow.  Dan, Jay, […]

Factory Five Customer Bob W.’s Award-Winning ‘33 Hot Rod

Posted on February 20th, 2015

I met Bob Warren last year at the Huntington Beach Cruise-In.  I immediately noticed his car.  It’s hard to miss the supercharger sticking out of the hood, the bright candy-apple […]

Factory Five & Hammink Performance Score UK Kit Car Cover!

Posted on February 18th, 2015

A Factory Five Roadster and Challenge Car are featured in the February 2015 issue of the British “Kit Car” Magazine.  The cars were built by Factory Five’s European builder/distributor Hammink Performance. […]

FFR Survives New England Blizzard #4

Posted on February 16th, 2015

We’re getting pretty good at this as south eastern New England got HAMMERED again by a winter storm.  This past weekend’s storm brought 12″-18″ of blowing/drifting snow pushing us up […]

Classic Pinstriping and More from Paul at Sign Logics

Posted on February 13th, 2015

Paul Tucker, owner of Sign Logics, forwarded to me a beautiful giclée print of a 427 roadster that he had made for his nephew, Factory Five owner Mychal F. from […]

Factory Five 289 Headlines New Sherwin Williams Magazine!

Posted on February 13th, 2015

Sherwin Williams, the official paint of NASCAR, has launched their line of 17 custom Factory Five colors, and this month, the all-new Sherwin Williams trade magazine features the Factory Five […]

Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod Wins “Best Ford in a Ford” – Street Rodder Magazine

Posted on February 9th, 2015

In the April 2015 issue of “Street Rodder Magazine”, Factory Five customer Kris Colvin’s bright orange ’33 Hot Rod is featured.  The car earned top honors at the 21st Annual […]

Update: Factory Five Hours Thru Snow Storm

Posted on February 9th, 2015

We are up and running through the storm.  However, we will be shutting down at 2 PM today to allow our crew to get home through the inevitable traffic and […]

Factory Five Customer Robert W.’s Mk2 Roadster is a Calendar Car!

Posted on February 3rd, 2015

Factory Fives customers continue to become calendar stars!  Customer Robert W. from Royal Oak, MI saw our post on Factory Five customer Mike Wilkinson’s green Factory Five Mk3 Roadster being featured […]