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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 […]

Factory Five Racing Survives NE Blizzard 2015!

Posted on January 28th, 2015

We were closed yesterday, Tuesday January 27th, along with the rest of New England as we were hit with a near record snow storm.  Wednesday morning dawned bright and sunny, […]

Originals and Replicas Score High at 2015 Barrett Jackson Scottsdale!

Posted on January 26th, 2015

The 44th annual Barrett Jackson Scottsdale auction set records this year.  It was the biggest Barrett Jackson auction ever recording more than $131 million in sales and seeing over 1,600 vehicles auctioned. […]

Updated Info: February 14 – Join Us for Moochfest!

Posted on January 25th, 2015

Important Moochfest Update: Guys, I am sorry to tell you that we have to cancel this weekend’s Moochfest. I thought long and hard about it, and the truth is that […]

Sherwin Williams-Carl’s Collision Center-Factory Five Paints

Posted on January 23rd, 2015

2015 is well underway, and one of the major accomplishments of last year was the establishment of official Factory Five colors with Sherwin Williams and Carl’s Collision Center.  These colors […]

Factory Five is Top Five at SEMA 2014

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

The good guys at RodAuthority.com picked the Factory Five ’33 as one of the “SEMA Top 5 Rods of 2014”!  The car that earned this honor debuted in the Ford […]

High School Students Build Factory Five 818S

Posted on January 20th, 2015

Experience Aviation is a charitable organization run by world-record setting pilot Barrington Irving, who was the youngest and first African-American pilot to fly solo around the world.  Experience Aviation teaches […]

Factory Five Customer Chris M. Rocks His 818S in Rhode Island

Posted on January 20th, 2015

Thanks to the efforts of SEMA, almost every state in the United States has easy and clear guidelines for the registration, inspection, and titling of custom cars, usually referred to as […]

Factory Five 818C Hard Top to Debut at Summer Open House

Posted on January 19th, 2015

Following the 818S roadster and the 818R track car comes the 818C coupe.  Here are some spyshots of the soon-to-be-released Factory Five 818C hard top coupe.  The new coupe will […]

Customer Mike W. in Snap-On Tools 2015 Calendar

Posted on January 16th, 2015

Our good friend Ray McEdward forwarded us the Snap-On 2015 calendar which highlights Factory Five customer Mike Wilkinson’s green Factory Five Mk3 Roadster.  Congratulations to Mike on his inclusion among […]

Zoom! Factory Five ’33 Gets Ford Racing 3.5L EcoBoost Six

Posted on January 15th, 2015

David Chick and the crew at RodAuthority.com have just posted a great article on the Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod built by Ford Racing and Watson Engineering powered by Ford’s […]

Sign Up Today for the Factory Five 818S Build School!

Posted on January 13th, 2015

The team at the Factory Five Build School held at Mott Community College in Howell, MI are excited to announce that they are now accepting students for their new 818S […]

New Gallery of Factory Five Customer Ed Seagroatt’s ‘33 Hot Rod

Posted on January 5th, 2015

Factory Five’s favorite studio photographer Dino Petrocelli took a ton of great pictures of customer Ed Seagroatt’s period-correct ’33 Hot Rod.  We’ve put together a gallery of some of our […]

Factory Five’s Best of 2014

Posted on December 31st, 2014

Above: Customer Bob Capps and his son built a beautiful Mk4 Roadster, and scored multiple show wins in 2014.  Bob was one of a huge number of amazing customer stories […]

1933 Factory Five Racing Convertible – Conservatively Custom

Posted on December 30th, 2014

Factory Five customer Ed Seagroatt won “Best in Show” at our 2014 Open House, and his beautiful period-correct ’33 Hot Rod was profiled recently in the pages of “Street Rodder […]

Porsche Boxster S vs. Factory Five 818S!

Posted on December 30th, 2014

“We started with nothing more than a pile of parts, a wrecked Subaru, and an instruction manual, and we finished with a car that can attract drooling bystanders, beat a […]

Check Out Photos of Factory Five Customer Pedro R.’s Mk3 Roadster

Posted on December 23rd, 2014

I met Pedro at our 2009 Factory Five Racing Open House.  Pedro and his wife had traveled to Factory Five from the Minneapolis, MN, and were planning on building a car […]

Factory Fives Make Waves on the Other Side of The Pond

Posted on December 22nd, 2014

It’s cool to see Factory Fives getting press on the other side of the Atlantic! A few years ago, we debuted a beautiful race rod built by Peter Skogland and […]

The Ultimate Christmas Present from the Factory Five Crew

Posted on December 22nd, 2014

I was humbled to receive one of the coolest Christmas presents of all time from Tony and the crew here at Factory Five.  It is a 1950s Gilbarco Model 96C […]

2014 Performance Racing Industry Show – Indianapolis Report

Posted on December 15th, 2014

2014 is the second year since the PRI Show returned to Indianapolis from Orlando.  SEMA has taken over ownership of the PRI Show, and attendance is significantly higher. Factory Five […]

Factory Five Customer Mike J. Nears Graduation for His GTM Build

Posted on December 9th, 2014

Factory Five customer Mike J. in Miami, FL sent us some photos of his stunning GTM.  Mike started his build in the summer of 2011, and is nearing the finish line […]

Customer Ed Seagrott’s Stunning ‘33 Featured in Street Rodder!

Posted on December 5th, 2014

Congratulations to Factory Five customer Ed Seagrott and Fred Hemmings of FWH Customs Restorations from Nassau, New York for their great work on a truly stunning Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod.  Ed’s […]